SOCIAL DRUMMING

What is Social Drumming?

Social drumming harnesses the power of music to foster interactive participation and connection among individuals. As a group drumming facilitator, our focus is on guiding the intent and delivery of the activity to enhance its effectiveness and accessibility for all participants. Drawing on our facilitators’ training and experience in drumming circles, we tailor our approach to work with diverse populations, ensuring that everyone can engage fully in the experience. These sessions are more accurately described as facilitated drumming programs, providing a dynamic and inclusive environment for musical expression.

For thousands of years, drumming has been used as a therapy using rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Various techniques have been adapted to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. Recent studies have shown that group drumming increases the rate of physical healing, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming has also demonstrated healing and calming effects on Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, and recovering addicts. Results from these studies have shown drumming to be a treatment for stress, fatigue, mental illness, chronic pain, and a wide range of physical disabilities.

 

PROGRAMS

Seasonal Events

We’ll come to your facility and invite residents to join the drumming with music relating to the season! These programs are 60 minutes long with a maximum of 36 drummers.

Private Events

Private events are customizable themed events tailored specifically for the occasion! These programs are 3 or more hours long and can have an unlimited amount of drummers.

Public Events

Join us at public parks and areas to enjoy drumming with scenery! These events have limited availability and aren’t available for scheduling.

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8101 Birchwood Ct, Suite B, Johnston, IA 50131

(515) 306-0030

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