Vicki Morgan is a drummer, facilitator and community organizer in San Diego. A native Californian (born and raised in Los Angeles) she founded the San Diego Women’s Drum Circle in 1998 and since that time has been organizing and facilitating monthly drum circles as well as numerous other drumming performances, activities, and events. Under her leadership SDWDC became a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization in 2010. Vicki began her drumming studies in 1998 with Middle Eastern percussionist Frank Lazzaro. Since 1999 she has been studying West African drumming through Tam Tam Mandingue San Diego with well-known teacher/percussionist Monette Marino, as well as world-renowned master drummers Mamady Keita and Famoudou Konaté of Guinea, West Africa. She is currently a member of Hakili, the TTM SD drum performance group. Vicki also studied with Layne Redmond, the Goddess of the Frame Drum and author of “When the Drummers were Women”. She has completed numerous workshops with internationally known drum circle facilitators Arthur Hull and the late Paulo Mattioli and has also participated in, and opened events with Christine Stevens. She was also a performer in Drum Cafe, a corporate team-building organization. Vicki believes in the power of the drum to heal and to bring people together through rhythm while having fun making music. Her passion is introducing people to the drum and seeing them transform through the power of drumming and community.
When she’s not drumming Vicki devotes her time to another form of healing work as a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist. She received her massage training through IPSB in San Diego, California and for two decades she has been offering her clients a variety of bodywork modalities including pregnancy massage, circulatory, deep tissue, NMT, Tui Na, Asian Cupping, acupressure, Seitai Shiatsu, as well as energy therapies such as Gin Shin acutouch, Reiki and cranial-sacral therapy. Whether drumming, facilitating or working with massage clients Vicki has devoted her life to service, community, and helping others.
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