Wilderness Workshops

Drum Circle Madness

Tap into your inner musician

July 2–7 and August 25–28, 2019

When the Montana wilderness seems a little too quiet, we know how to drum up some family excitement. Paws Up welcomes Scott Besaw back for this annual event that turns even the rhythmically challenged into stellar stars of the drum. It’s a hands-on drumming course (literally, no sticks required!) that teaches kids and grown-ups alike the basic principles of music and team building. Besaw hails from Chicago’s world-famous Old Town School of Folk Music and brings with him an infectious passion for all things musical. Come join the lively group of percussionists and learn how to truly march to the beat of your own drum.

Besaw is also available on a fee basis for private demonstrations or lessons.


Scott Besaw: Musician in Residency

Scott Besaw has been performing around the country, teaching at the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago and entertaining music lovers for almost 30 years. He leads The Resort’s very popular Drum Circle Madness Wilderness Workshop for kids and adults alike, whether they are schooled in the art of percussion or rhythmically challenged. Over the years, Besaw has performed with the Blue Man Group, the Chicago favorites Underwater People and the acclaimed Denver Blue Knights Drum and Bugle Corps. He now resides and plays music in Oakland, California.


All Wilderness Workshops are complimentary and are included in your stay.