Arthur Hull

Drummer and Experiential Team Building Facilitator

  • Arthur Hull`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Arthur Hull`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    California, USA

  • Arthur Hull`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Arthur Hull`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $7,500 - $10,000

  • Languages Spoken


  • Travels From

    California, USA

Suggested Keynote Speaker Programs

Village Drumming Circles for Team-building and Communication

Rhythmical Alchemy Playshop

School Programs

Facilitator Training

About Keynote Speaker Arthur Hull

Arthur Hull’s Key Accomplishments Include:
A talented musician and performer, Arthur Hull is recognized as the “father of the modern day community drum circle movement.” Arthur Hull is a facilitation trainer, motivational speaker, experiential keynote presenter and an internationally acclaimed master at facilitating groups of people through a common experience using music and rhythm.

Arthur Hull has used the Village Music Circles™ metaphor to build team spirit and promote unity in corporations, schools and communities world-wide. With a mission to make the pleasure and the power of rhythm accessible to everyone, Arthur Hull brings his fun and inspirational rhythm experience to communities from corporate executives to kids at risk.

A gifted rhythmatist and charismatic facilitator, Arthur Hull leads diverse groups through a joyful and inspiring experience using music and rhythm. From small groups to groups of thousands, English speaking to Mandarin, youngsters to elders, ‘rhythmically challenged’ to experienced musicians; Arthur Hull’s wit and humor motivates people beyond cultural and personal barriers inspiring full, enthusiastic participation and community building.

An ethnomusicologist and accomplished world-beat percussionist, Arthur Hull brings audiences both insight and knowledge of our world musical heritage and how this history affects modern people of all cultures. Arthur has instructed over 7000 students at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

As founder of Village Music Circles™, Arthur Hull brings experiential team building and leadership events to organizations internationally. Apple Computer, Silicon Graphics, Patagonia, Kinko’s, Motorola, McDonalds, Microsoft, The Wall Street Journal, ExonMobile, World Bank, Sony, and Toyota are among the thousands of corporations who have found the spirit of community through Village Music Circles™ events.

More About Arthur Hull
Arthur Hull originated and defined the field of modern day Drum Circle Facilitation. In 1990 he established professional trainings for Community and Drum Circle Facilitators. Trainings are currently offered in the US, Canada, China, Japan, Germany, Norway and UK.

Arthur Hull’s playshops and experiential keynote presentations have been a featured part of personal growth conferences including: Omega Institute, Naropa Institute, Esalen Institute, The Association for Humanistic Psychology, Noetic Science, The Prophets Conference, and The Yoga Journal Conference.
As a performing musician for 30 years Arthur Hull has studied and worked with many renowned percussionists including Babatunde Olatunji, Hamza El Din and Mickey Hart of The Grateful Dead. His studio work has placed his rhythms on many recorded albums including those of The Small Village Music Ensemble; The Nigerian Highlife Orchestra Katoja; and Babatunde Olatunji’s African Rain.

Arthur Hull, a member of the National Speakers Association, has delivered keynote presentations to corporations and conferences internationally. Arthur’s keynote presentations have been called keynote experiences as he creates an interactive audience participatory experience peppered throughout his presentation as a means of delivering his keynote message.

Arthur Hull’s mission is to serve communities using rhythm and music by providing inspiring experiences that strengthen communication and build understanding among diverse populations.Village Music Circles offers rhythm events as a joyful means to raise awareness and empower diversity while bringing communities together.


“Arthur Hull’s extraordinary wisdom, captivating style, unsurpassed talent, brilliant sense of humor and uncompromising commitment doesn’t even begin to match his unparalleled knack for inspiring leaders and teaching the art of community drum circle facilitation. For a phenomenal training program along with an unforgettable life-changing experience, Arthur Hull, father of the modern day drum circle movement, is your best choice.”

Barry Bittman

MD, Neurologist, Researcher, CEO Mind-Body Wellness Center

“We have regularly used the Drum Circle Spirit community drumming experience event for our Orientation week because it brings strangers together in a collective synergizing moment.”

Chad Toomey

Director, Pacific Outback, Pacific University, Oregon

“The success of your village concept was astounding. I could not believe my eyes as I saw around me a group of people who, one week ago, had not seen the need to form a team, gradually transform itself into a village….We are still on a high and this is a very different and pleasant feeling for all of us. You have shown us that together we can withstand anything, surmount any challenge and discover in ourselves people we really like. You have touched our souls.”

Micheline Clairoux

Director, Facilities Management, Canada National Defense


COVID-19 special virtual keynote fees are available for webinars. Fees listed above are for a live keynote – Please ask your advisor for special pricing on virtual keynote / webinar fees.

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