To stand in the middle of a circle and say "Look at me" could invoke the response of "Who do you think you are? Stop showing off you ego-maniac!". Yet no-one even thinks of saying this to Paul John Dear. Why? Because you know that when he's there centre stage he has only your well-being in mind. Your development, your enjoyment and, on a good day, your transformation. Yes, he's having a good time and it shows, but only because he's fulfilling his dream of bringing people together in rhythm. An expert, disciplined musician who hides it all in devotion to humorously creating community. Entertainer and Elder, a holy man who can transform the space without missing a beat or an opportunity to serve. There are very few people walking on this planet with the quiet magnitude of Paul John Dear, I count myself lucky that I've danced with him in that circle and learned from his mastery. Tom Morley; Rhythmical Ringmaster

Expressive Rhythm Stories

Expressive Rhythm Stories are a fantastic way to engage children and adults in rhythm making and Paul has used this format successfully over the years with Nursery, Reception and Year One school children and parents...
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Community Drum Circles

Welcome to the Rhythmbridge Community Drum Circle pages, home of Arthurian trained Drum Circle facilitator and now UK and Ireland VMC Trainer, Paul John Dear. ( My Co-Trainer is Dr Jane Bentley) My aim is...
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Rhythms of The World Workshop

As I am travelling more and more with my training work I am not in a position to run a regular class in Scotland these days. This workshop is now mobile 😉 and could pop...
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Drum Trek

Drum Trek was a charitable event completed on 26 consecutive days during July 2015. Paul facilitated 32 drum circles and traveled from John O Groats to Lands End in the process, covering 3500 miles. Visit...
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The Rhythmbridge Blog

A journey around my world of rhythm
Roughly his time last year I was writing about Gratitude here in...
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It’s dark and winter has fallen upon us in Scotland. Shorter days...
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What a summer that was!
Where to even think about beginning? It has flown by and that...
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Horseshoes and Weddings
The association of horseshoes and good luck is as old as the...
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Kinning Park Video coming soon
Tonight... last @Rhythmbridge class at Kinning Park Complex 'til September! Keep an...
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The Joy in Play
It really isn't work. It's play. Drumming. It can be serious. Very...
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Malaysia Trip
Where to begin? So much to say. A few months ago I...
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Great Feedback
I had a wonderful day today in a wee school in Leck...
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