Drum circle facilitator Lorrie Houze plays djembeLorrie graduated from Purdue University with a BA in movement and sports science and the University of Indianapolis with an A.S. in Physical Therapy. She works as a Physical Therapist Assistant specializing in Senior Health and Wellness.

Lorrie has a lifelong love of music. In 2011, she attended the Raleigh Hoop Jam at Pullen Park and fell in love with the drumming. She has since studied Drum Circle Facilitation Leadership training with Jim Donovon receiving certificates in Sound Empowerment and Level 1 Drum Circle Facilitation Leadership. She has studied the djembe with Master teachers from West Africa including Aly Camara, Fode Camara and Mohamad DeCosta at Kumandi African Drum and Dance Camp. Local teachers include Ronnie Pulley, Mike Long and Robin Leftwich.

One Tribe performs at a senior living complexLorrie is in a West African percussion ensemble, One Tribe, who plays all over the Triangle area performing and facilitating for public events. Lorrie also enjoys facilitating events in Senior Living Environments in the Raleigh NC area.