D.R.U.M.B.E.A.T

Discovering Relationships Using Music Beliefs Emotions Attitude And Thought

DRUMBEAT (Discovering relationships using music, belief, emotions, attitude and thought)

DRUMBEAT is a therapeutic 10 session (usually 1 session @ 1 - 1.5 hours per week) flexible interactive program that combines learning music with cognitive behavioral therapy and engages young people (and adults) who may have difficulties in the classroom for different reasons.

DRUMBEAT uses rhythm to help reach young people who are at risk of problematic health and social outcomes. It teaches values that the students can transfer from the sessions into their everyday lives. The program suits students ages 8 and up and is suitable for groups of 5 to 15 people.

DRUMBEAT explores relationship issues such as:
Peer Pressure, Bullying, Dealing with emotions, Identity, Social responsibility & Teamwork

DRUMBEAT promotes social understanding and connection through a team drumming experience. It is fun, safe, creative, engaging and rewarding. Participants lift their self-esteem, learn to work cooperatively and are exposed to the therapeutic and recreational benefits of music. At the end of the program the students also get to do a performance for their school.

DRUMBEAT is huge in Australia and I am really happy to be able to help this program develop in NZ. DRUMBEAT has also just been introduced into America.

Here is a link to the site if you want to have a look and read about how successful the program is: http://www.holyoake.org.au/content-red.php?CID=80