Cameron Tummel, M.F.A. is a professional drum circle facilitator, facilitator trainer and percussionist, dedicated to the rhythmic development of individuals and communities. Tummel’s career includes thirty-plus years as a professional drum circle facilitator, twenty-plus years working internationally as a mentor for drum circle facilitators throughout the United States, Germany, Switzerland, Canada and Japan, and two decades of performing, teaching and recording West African djembe drumming. Known as a warm, humorous and masterful facilitator, Cameron has been a featured clinician at the Seattle World Rhythm Festival, the Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), and co-facilitator of the culminating drum circle at the North American Music Merchants (NAMM) show. Cameron is a colleague and protege of Arthur Hull and a certified Village Music Circles Global Trainer. He has been a featured presenter at the VMC Hawaii Facilitators Camp and dozens of other Village Music Circles trainings, and is lead trainer for the Advanced Facilitation Training for Village Music Circles Global Japan. Tummel has facilitated drum circle events for Young Presidents Organization, Google, Toyota, Mercedes Benz, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Yamaha School of Music Tokyo, UC Santa Cruz, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, and hundreds of other colleges and schools. He is an experienced practitioner of REMO’s Beat the Odds program, having hosted more than 3,000 sessions of their curriculum with elementary and middle school students. Tummel holds a Masters in Fine Arts (MFA) in World Percussion from California Institute of the Arts, and was the founder and director of the CalArts African Drum and Dance Ensemble 2014-15. Cameron has been a featured presenter at the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild Conference for more than a decade, served on the DCFG board of directors for years and was president of the Guild 2017 - 2019. On the rare occasions when he’s not holding a drum, the California native also loves surfing, cooking, carving mid-century pop tiki style art, and facilitating rhythm games with his eyebrows.