Private & Group Lessons and Wellness Sessions 

Are you looking for personalized, one-on-one attention?  Most of our instructors offer a limited number of private consultations and /or lessons. You may connect with the instructor of your choice onsite for availability and pricing for individual & group rates. Payment for these sessions may be done with cash or check and be given directly to the instructor.

If you know you are interested in having a session, schedule it the first day to be assured of getting an appointment. Each instructor's schedule only allows for only a few private sessions.

Sign-up clipboards are located in the Christian Hall Lobby right as you walk in the front door.

Music, Dance, Art & Writing

Private and Group Drumming Lessons
Jaqui MacMillan:  West African hand drumming, building your technique to take your drumming to the next level and bring out the voice of your drum with rhythms, songs, breaks, rolls, soloing, warm ups. Jaqui will work with you on any, (or all), of these aspects of hand drumming. The session is yours to design and catered to what you would like to learn.   

Mike Deaton cowbell and multi-bell techniques and rhythms (bells provided), Middle Eastern frame drumming (drums provided), soloing for the faint of heart, drum circle games, building a drumming community, drumming with intention, drumming with specific populations: classrooms, "at risk" teens, seniors, etc.

Bryan Fazio: Conga Drumming for Everyone
Explore Tumbao and Calypso -two of the most versatile and widely heard hand drumming rhythms on the planet  -a foundation for a lifetime of rhythmic bliss and growth. Bryan has a unique approach for teaching technique and learning to play with feeling that drummers of all levels will appreciate. All sessions tailored to each individual's objectives.

Jim Gagnon: Didgeridoo lessons, throat singing lessons, and private massage and sound therapy sessions.
In a massage and sound therapy session, you will remain fully clothed in a massage chair, and a didgeridoo will be played over your back. The vibrations will relax and rejuvenate you! Combined with massage, reiki, and your own intentions, you will have a deep and profound experience that will greatly enhance your time at the Rhythm Renewal. Sessions available for 30 or 60 minutes. Highly recommended!
Jim is a graduate of the Cayce Reilly School of Massage, and has been a storyteller and musician for over 15 years.


Health & Wellness

Jennifer Guyton

Cellular Expansion and Healing, and Transformational Reiki

Are you stressed, feel ‘stuck’ in a life situation, or simply need to relax? A relaxing energy work session may be able to help to feel relaxed and balanced again. Cellular Expansion and HealingTM is a form of hands-on energy work that supports the resolution of constrictions and illness at the cellular level. The release of constrictions allows for physical, emotional, and mental healing at the root cause and supports living a life of happiness, aliveness, and overall well-being. Cellular Expansion and Healing can help you to: 

* Facilitate balance and health (mental, emotional or physical).

* Create a project, job, or partnership from an expanded state of connection.

* Explore mind/body connection and how it can impact their lives.

* Move from a feeling of being stuck to aligned purpose.

* Augment your daily life with wellness and with energy.

* Accelerate your spiritual development.

Transformational Reiki

Transformational Reiki is a blending of Japanese and Native American Energies. Using the unique vibrations of this pairing, coupled with the vibrations of the drum, the practitioner opens up a gateway for a more palpable, whole body experience for each client during a Reiki session. 

The combination of the Spiritual energies of the Eastern tradition, and the earth-centered energies of the West, help to facilitate a connection within clients that makes it possible for their awareness of their oneness with the Universe to expand and to manifest in all aspects of their lives.

JENNIFER GUYTON is a certified Cellular Expansion and HealingTM (CE) practitioner, Usui Tibetan Reiki Master, Transformational Reiki Practitioner, and 200-hour Yoga Teacher. She has studied under many local healers and teachers including Deb Schnitta (CE); Bonnie Hassan (Reiki, Transformational Reiki); and Joanne andenHengel (Yoga). She is currently studying massage therapy at the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and anticipates graduating in December 2014. She also holds a Masters of Science in Environmental Science and Management from Duquesne University and currently works as an environmental consultant. As an energy work practitioner, she would like to welcome you to experience the healing and loving energy of Cellular Expansion and HealingTM or Transformational Reiki and to start your journey to health and wellness.

Private and Group Healing Sessions
Harry Pepper Ph.D
Consciousness Healing recognizes the profound opportunity for healing and learning that occurs when an individual enters into a non-ordinary or heightened state of consciousness. In this healing session, (which can be done individually or in a group session) the participant takes the spiritual journey out of the ordinary state of consciousness using a variety of strategies and techniques chosen to address the specific needs of the unique individual. These techniques are utilized, in conjunction with the power of intention, to help the participant access his or her own natural power to heal.  The Consciousness Healing approach has been shown to be particularly helpful in addressing self-defeating habits and negative life patterns and especially helpful for those seeking a way to get ?unstuck? in their lives. The specific strategies and techniques used in a given session may include: visualization strategies, Gestalt techniques, Jungian concepts, Psychodrama, Reality Creation Technology, Voice Dialogue Techniques, energy work, and spiritual journey work.
Jennifer Gehl BA, NCBTMB: Certified Acutonics® Practitioner and CEU Instructor
Jennifer Gehl is Certified Acutonic® Practitioner and Instructor who
has been in practice since 2003. Acutonics® is a soothing, non-invasive
treatment using tuning forks instead of needles to access the body?s energy
pathways known as meridians and pre-meridians. Her work with a cancer
patient was featured on WTAJ's Healthcast for its success in reducing the
side effects of chemotherapy. Since her move back to PA in 2008, she has been able to help clients alleviate health issues in the following areas:


  • Anxiety, depression
  • Arthritis, gout
  • Asthma and respiratory problems
  • Chronic pain: back, neck, knee, shoulder, etc.
  • Chemo side effects
  • Digestive disturbances
  • Increase Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Migraines and other headaches
  • PMS, menopause, hot flashes, night sweats
  • Sinus problems
  • Strengthen the Immune System


Tina Stroh: Private Yoga Lessons
I am happy to offer private yoga sessions (small group or individual) half hour or hour longs. Half hour might be great for folks who just want to get their stretch on! Individual instruction is the way yoga was originally taught.
Tina has been practicing yoga since 1987 and has traveled to India 3 times. More importantly she has been to the Rhythm Renewal 2 yrs in a row so...she has a deep knowledge of  all of the walking and drumming and eating! Tina will  help you learn to stretch and renew your tired arms, hands, and back. A private session is individualized for your body and specific concerns. It?s like giving yourself some bodywork that you can take home with you and do whenever you like! For the experienced yoga practitioner, beginner, or someone with specific injuries or health concerns it is very beneficial to have the one on one attention and guidance to give you an opportunity to ask questions and learn how to deepen into poses that have been troublesome or challenging.

John Muraco: One on One Sessions For Deep Relaxation and Personal Renewal


  • Creating safe space and brief discussion of ways in which you can use support

  • What to expect in our relaxation session

  • Soothing and deeply relaxing sound experience using Nepalese singing bowls, crystal alchemy singing bowls, chimes and gong.

  • Making an aromatherapy blend to take home

  • Meditation and stillness exercise depending on your needs and interests