Drumming for Health and Wellbeing

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Health care professionals have described the DrumRise senior programs as being one of the most exciting, fun, engaging, and energizing programs they’ve ever experienced.  DrumRise will take seniors on an “in-the-moment” rhythmical journey with song and simple rhythms to play using hand drums and other fun percussive instruments.  No musical experience is necessary.

Drumming and other rhythmic activities have been shown in scientific studies to strengthen the immune system, reduce stress, increase brain function, focus and concentration. It has also proven helpful in managing Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and depression. But you don’t really need to read the scientific research…one look at their faces tells the story – it’s a beautiful thing to see.

Other benefits include increased energy, spirit, creativity and self esteem. Joyfulness and laughter are obvious signs. The physicality of drumming increases circulation and flexibility.


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Recovery  & Rehab Groups

Research indicates that drumming enhances recovery through inducing relaxation and enhancing theta-wave production and brain-wave synchronization. Drumming produces pleasurable experiences, enhanced awareness of preconscious dynamics, release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. Drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation, creating a sense of connectedness with self and others.

Alongside the plethora of research on the effects of music on the brain, studies have found that drumming offers numerous health benefits. For women dealing with eating disorders, children with autism, cancer patients, war veterans living with PTSD, individuals with anger management issues, people with addictions, and even Alzheimer’s patients, drumming offers physical and emotional benefits. – “The Heart is a Drum Machine: Drumming as Therapy”, Psychology Today, March 10, 2011

Employee Wellness

Drumming can make your employees, and your company, better. We do everything from quick ice-breakers for your group meeting to all-day team-building events. Visit our Corporate Drumming page for ideas and possibilities.