Dori the Drum Chick


My mission is to help kids and adults focus, feel better, and find their joy – with drumming! It can also help you literally beat anxiety, stress, and ADHD issues, and gain clarity and confidence so you can break free from what’s holding you back! And it can be done virtually!

My unique blend of mentoring, motivation, and music has helped thousands of kids and adults!

I’m Dori Staehle, MBA: Mentor, author, inspirational speaker, drum healer, owner of Next Stage Drumming, and the only certified drum therapist in North Carolina.

I’ve been fascinated by and addicted to rhythm since I was a kid. I tapped on everything. I heard beats in my head all the time! I still do! Finally, at age 47, I auditioned for a church band on percussion (bongos, congas, shakers, tambourine, chimes, etc.).

It was then that I discovered that hand drumming helped beat stress and ADHD issues and improved productivity. I Googled drum therapy and discovered it’s backed by science and loads of medical research. Twelve years ago, I became a Certified Drum Therapist with Drums and Disabilities and later trained with Health Rhythms. After my accident in 2011, I discovered first-hand that therapeutic drumming is a very powerful tool. Thanks to drumming and Divine Intervention, I was completely healed in just two weeks!

I decided that I didn’t want to just move onto the Next Stage of my life, I wanted to rock it and help others do the same! Click the video below to get a better idea:

Want to know how drum therapy can help you, your child, or your organization, or would you like to schedule a fun event? Click here to schedule your free call!

Some testimonials:

Dori has an amazing ability to capture the minds and hearts of young people! I had Dori bring her talents to a group of at-risk youth who were living in some very challenging circumstances. She was able to get their attention and get them working together in a weekly drumming session. By helping them to get focused and to relieve some stress, we were better able to work with them in the entrepreneurial projects they were working on. The kids looked forward to Dori’s sessions, and we were delighted to work with her. ~ Sheyenne Kraemer, Triangle Business Alliance, Raleigh, NC

Dori, you gave me my rhythm back! You have given me the tools to push me towards greater success. I am doing much better with the system you have taught me and I’m so proud of what I have accomplished! ~ Anita B., Apex, NC

Dori’s sense of humor, creativity, and enthusiasm are contagious! We appreciated her weaving her story into her presentation as well as incorporating her music into her program! All of that combined made for a fun, out of the box, and thought-provoking event! I would highly recommend her for any type of speaking and or music engagement! ~Andrea Morrison, CAHEC, Raleigh, NC