Health & Community

Drumming is Good For You!

Drumming enables people to enjoy many psychological and physical benefits. While immersed in this form of music making, their tension is rapidly transformed into a joyful, moving and enlivening experience. I believe group drumming should become an integral component of whole person care.

Dr. Barry Bittman

We run drumming sessions for care homes, hospitals and health groups, schools and colleges, parties and festivals. Our hands-on approach encourages listening, co-operation and sharing. It boosts confidence and self-esteem, aids co-ordination and can assist rehabilitation and recovery.
(Great for staff team-building too!)

Have a look at this video from the BBC website about the positive effects of drumming.

Can our natural rhythm heal us?

Sound, in many different forms, has been used as a healing tool for thousands of years. Research has shown that drumbeats alter brainwave patterns and can dramatically reduce stress. Focusing on rhythm promotes relaxation and helps reduce anxiety and frustration. It lifts spirits and self-esteem and eases feelings of isolation.

Here is a video from the Castle Craig Hospital in Scotland

Castle Craig Drum Circle - Drumming Therapy

Drumming is being used to benefit people with Alzheimer's, Parkinson's patients, children with Autism and everyday people suffering from stress and stress-related illnesses.

Drumming can benefit the health and wellbeing of all kinds of groups. It has unique potential to unite people of all ages from disparate backgrounds. It is a non-verbal activity that transcends language barriers.

We have used drumming with:

  • Adults and children with physical and learning disabilities

  • Hospital inpatients

  • Residents in care homes

  • Day centre drop-in groups of the Elderly

  • Carers' groups

  • Self-help health groups (eg Stroke Association, British Heart Foundation)

  • Mental health groups (e.g. MIND)

  • Refugee organisations

  • Youth groups

  • Organisations working with homeless people and drug users

  • Nurseries and SureStart centres

Community Drum Circles

We are always happy to provide family-friendly Drum Circles for your events. People of all abilities are welcome. Please contact us for details.