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Drum Ministry

Ministry. Motivation. Music.


Need a fun event for your church, group, or non-profit that is motivational, beats stress, and promotes healing? My prescription is percussion!

Hi, I’m Dori Staehle. I’m a percussionist, drummer, and the only certified drum therapist in North Carolina. I’ve also been a mentor for teens and adults since 1995, I have a certificate in Biblical Counseling from the American Association of Christian Counselors, and I’m a inspirational speaker, and an Amazon author.

My story and my healing ministry are a result of being miraculously healed after a freak accident that triggered multiple injuries, a concussion, whiplash, depression, and a rare disease. Helping people get unstuck, heal, and move forward became part of my Divine Assignment.

I can work virtually or in-person (following COVID guidelines).

I cannot promise that everyone I work with will be instantly healed. However, I do know that drumming helps people focus, feel better, and find their joy. It also boosts connections, both within groups and individuals. I’ve worked with all ages, including special needs, seniors, and at-risk populations.

This is not African or Shamanic drumming, Reiki, or some type of New Age practice. I’m a Christian and I’m guided by God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Therapeutic drumming and drum therapy also happen to be backed by loads of medical research.

Disclaimer: Though what I do is science-based and Holy Spirit-led, healing cannot be guaranteed. However, I can guarantee that people will have fun and feel less stressed!

What does a session or event look like?

For in-person events, I provide hand drums for you or your group like those in the photo. We sit and drum together, starting with some easy beats and rhythms. Then, I’ll add some additional exercises based on the needs of the group or individual. For virtual events, participants drum on whatever they have or just their laps.

Each session usually has a theme for discussion, some beats that go with that, and a song to close out with that’s based on the theme or Bible verse. Sometimes, we rock out and sometimes we’ll do something a little mellower. It’s always positive, motivational, easy, and fun.

God didn’t put you on this earth to struggle. He has a purpose and a plan for you and gifts that you are supposed to use. Isn’t it time to unlock all of those?

For more info or to book a private session (in-person or virtual) or an event, let’s chat! I’m located in Fuquay-Varina, NC but I do travel. Private and group sessions are also now available at Evangel Church in Fuquay-Varina.

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