Our vision at Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm is to have a school drumming program at every school in Alberta.




Lucas Coffey is the founder and lead facilitator of Rhythm Rhythm Rhythm, a sold-out artist-in-residence program that has shared rhythms and improvised music with over 100,000 students in Alberta and throughout North America. He has trained teachers and facilitators throughout North America to launch or enhance their own rhythm programs. He has apprenticed for several years with renowned facilitator and djembe instructor Cameron Tummel.







Deborah Bortscher is a certified drum circle facilitator and soundscape artist who loves nothing more than gathering community in to experience the wonder of nature with music, story, songs and adventures.
Using the principles of masterful drum circle facilitator trainers including Arthur Hull, Christine Stevens, Simon Faulkner, Cameron Tummel, Lucas Coffey, and many others, Deborah found a way to combine her skills as a naturalist with facilitating drum circles and soundscapes to inspire creative in the moment interactive musical experiences and deepening our connection with nature. Deborah has studied various forms of traditional drumming but has an affinity for West African ensemble
with special thanks to Bill Mitchell who has inspired her on her journey in djembe playing. She also has a deep love of songs, chants and drumming and flute playing of indigenous cultures from around the world and has learned from many elders and knowledge keepers along the way.


“It was amazing to watch Lucas facilitate each circle with the power of his drum. His high, positive energy
and skills in using the drum to lead each group made the experience enjoyable for each participant.”
~ Kerri Kenwell, Music Teacher, Graminia School