Therapeutic Drumming / Active Music Making

Therapeutic DrummingPeople living in long term nursing and medical facilities or who are challenged by Parkinson’s disease, cognitive and physical disabilities, dementia and Alzheimer’s often suffer from:

  • Social isolation
  • The experience of slipping away from society
  • Loss of self-esteem
  • Boredom, depression, apathy
  • Lack of stimulation and creativity
  • Diminished capacity for self-expression
  • Poor health and diminished overall well-being


Our “RhythmAbilities” Therapeutic Drumming Programs can:

  • Increase socialization and interaction*
  • Reduce stress*
  • Improve immune system function*
  • Benefit coordination through physical activity
  • Stimulate right and left brain hemispheres
  • Enhance short term memory
  • Create a sense of wellbeing and empowerment*
  • Stimulate creativity and  build community


*based on evidence-based studies

Therapeutic DrummingWorking with your staff and/or clinicians we customize our therapeutic drumming programs to create optimal experiences for participants with a spectrum of capacities and cognitive abilities. We provide:

  • All the instruments
  • Mallets and easy to handle percussion instruments
  • Various height drums for people in wheel chairs
  • Simple to grasp rhythms with clear instruction
  • Warm up and stretching
  • Meditation and breathing exercises
  • A compassionate encouraging space that welcomes all abilities
  • Sessions that build on each other, increasing learning and sharpening skills


Contact us today for more info or to schedule a session

"I would recommend this workshop to other people because the unity of the group makes one feel whole inside."

- Connecting for Change Workshop Attendees

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