Have you ever experienced the magic, the fun and the stress-releasing benefits of a community drum circle? Have you ever discovered you were naturally talented at an art form the first time you tried it? Group hand drumming is so much fun because it’s easy, and anyone can do it, regardless of age, race, religion, ability, language or musical experience. All you need is a space, some drums, a few nice people, and ideally, an experienced facilitator to make it that much better!
NO MUSICAL OR DRUMMING EXPERIENCE IS NEEDED!
Drum circles are a fun & exciting way to connect with your friends, family, fellow community members & yourself through recreational music-making. Drum circles also create a supportive environment where everyone is encouraged to participate at their own level, without any pressure or judgment.
A facilitated community drumming circle is the perfect activity for family gatherings, anniversaries, birthday parties, family reunions and celebrations of all kinds – it brings together a diverse group of people of different ages and abilities to have fun in a safe and inclusive environment, where there are no wrong notes.
The perfect activity to bring a group of people together to have fun and let off some steam. Ideal for a company picnic or a workplace wellness day, drumming helps to bring people into the moment, create impressive music and beautiful soundscapes together, communicate non-verbally and spontaneously in a safe environment, release tension and stress, and get the body moving with an aerobic workout.
Drumming with Older Adults
Drumming is fun, and easy to pick up at any age. Facilitated community drum circles are ideal for groups of older adults because drumming is an easy skill to pick up, it’s great for stimulating your brain, and group hand drumming is aerobic, inclusive, and attract people of all ages! People with hearing loss, and those who have arthritis, who use walkers, wheelchairs and mobility scooters can also be accommodated with special instruments.
We have also been facilitating HealthRHYTHMS workshops for over 10 years for people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and their caregivers. These workshops bring together a lot of people with different cognitive abilities, sometimes with their partners and caregivers, to have fun and stimulate their memories a bit. We have worked extensively with the Alzheimers Society of Toronto to support older adults in day programs throughout the GTA, as well as helped many caregiver groups as well to help relieve stress and thank and support them a bit for all the work that they do.