San Francisco Bay Area percussionist and art therapist Jeni Swerdlow, MA-ATR is a dynamic and engaging facilitator, trainer, presenter and performer. Founding DRUMMM® Rhythmic Events in 2000, her internationally acclaimed drum circles and rhythm-based events engage 10,000 participants a year at a variety of events in the U.S. and abroad.
Jeni is best known for her innovative strategies and playful attitude that inspire participants to find their rhythm with ease. Clients include Google, Facebook, Uber, eBay, Oprah Winfrey and Stanford Medicine plus hundreds of companies, conferences, festivals, schools, community organizations and more.
Jeni is a REMO-Endorsed Drum Circle Facilitator, Certified Village Music Circles Global Trainer, trained HealthRHYTHMS & Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator, Registered Art Therapist (ATR), Faculty Member at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) and Women Drummers International, and professional member of the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.
Jeni holds an M.A. in Art Therapy from the University of Illinois Chicago and a B.A. in Visual Arts and Psychology from University of California San Diego. She has been studying and performing world percussion for over 20 years throughout the U.S. and in Senegal, West Africa. Her teachers include Mamady Keita, Bolokada Conde, Mabiba Baegne, Ubaka Hill, Arthur Hull, Michael Taylor and John Yost.