Mike DeMenno

“Letting Go Of Everything You Think You Need In Order To Be Happy, Is The Same As Letting Go Of All Your Unhappiness.” -Guy Finley

Mike DeMenno came across a magazine article in 1993 featuring Mickey Hart and Arthur Hull where the mission was to use drumming for community building and personal well-being. Within a year, Mike began facilitating drum circles for kids at risk throughout Los Angeles. In 2003, Mike became the manager of the first recreational music center. Under the mentorship of Remo Belli, the REMO Recreational Music Center in North Hollywood, CA, developed into an extraordinary place dedicated to bringing rhythm and music to people from all walks of life. In 2017, the RMC moved to the REMO headquarters located in Valencia CA. With the blessing of Ami Belli, a brand-new state-of-the-art Remo Music Center was built on the factory premises. Along with Ami Belli and REMO Inc., Mike continues the mission of the late Remo Belli, creating joy and improving the human condition through drumming. Mike finds himself to be so fortunate to be connected with the Arts and Healing Initiative and in the company of Ping Ho and Giselle Friedman, helping to create such a wonderful program like Beat The Odds®. Mike maintains his passion for the drum set as well as helping others to experience playing music for personal joy

Mike has been a wonderful contributor to BTCF and we look forward to having him facilitating his drum circle again at our How To Love Yourselfie Camp on May 26th, 2024! Click here for Mike’s interview