Frank Thompson, MBA
AZ Rhythm Connection Founder
"HealthRHYTHMS, a cornerstone and significant part of any type of drum facilitation I do. Remo has the right instruments for any type of circle from corporate to community."
Frank is a professional drum circle facilitator and motivational speaker. He is the founder of the Arizona Rhythm Connection (AZRC) and has been facilitating rhythm for over 25 years. During a corporate career of the same length, Frank has held regional and national marketing, training and management positions with several Fortune 100 Firms. Frank completed graduate and undergraduate studies in Management at the University of Redlands and is probably one of the few six-sigma certified hand drummers you will run into. His background has given him a special gift and insight for creating exciting team building and interactive experiences for his clients.
Frank is pleased to be associated with REMO as both a HealthRHYTHMS Endorsed Facilitator and as a Remo Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator. He is also a member of the Drum Circle Facilitator's Guild.
Frank's organization, AZ Rhythm Connection is based in Scottsdale, Arizona. He and his team provide rhythm-based events throughout the United States. The AZRC has done rhythm events for, Abbott Labs, Campbell's Soup, The Canadian Construction Association, Gambro Inc., Arizona Dept of Health Services, Prudential, Banner Health, University of Arizona, Arizona State and many others. Frank also teaches the most fun hand drumming classes for beginners in the greater Phoenix area. Frank has dedicated his life towards using recreational music to help individuals and organizations "Keep to Their Beat" while "Living to Play and Playing to Live"!
Favorite HealthRHYTHMS Moment
The room filled to standing room only. Smiles were everywhere as the cancer survivors, caregivers, family and staff all joined in the joyous rhythms. As I scanned across the room I noticed medicine containers, syringes, prescriptions and other critical medical supplies being sat to the side as their owners engaged with the music and groove and left the burdens of their illness behind--if for only just a little while. The moment was made even more poignant when the woman who was playing the Gathering Drum revealed that she was a two-time breast cancer survivor...She shared that since she started drumming (on a whim) almost two years ago her life has been transformed. It is now a cornerstone of her wellness and well being.
Articles by Frank
A New HealthRHYTHMS Group is Launched
HealthRHYTHMS For Life: the impact is one that lasts
A Winning Beat