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Challenging Disability through Drumming Part 2.

THE STORY OF THREE YOUNG MUSKETEERS. This is the story of three young men called David, Michael and Shaun these are not their real names, but this is what I will call each of them. They are three young men that have been to my various drumming circles for special needs groups. They all have […]

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Challenging Disability through Drumming Part 1.

I am humbled by the job that I love doing. One of my sessions lately was with 4 severley exceptional children and their carers. One of them sat in the centre of our small circle on the coloured carpet dots I provide and covered his eyes with both hands and rocked back and forward for […]

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Making Music Creators not Consumers.

Once again I found myself listening to the internet this time to an inteview with Christine Stevens ( Upbeat Drums, board certified music therapist and a brilliant drum circle facilitator ) she was one the trainers along with Dr Barry Bitman on the Healthrhythms training course that I undertook in 2010. Christine made a comment […]

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Drumming with Older Drummers.

Over the last few months I have been fortunate enough to drum with groups of older people within various assisted living settings. They have been great fun and some of them have really got into it, although it is at a much gentler pace which is always good for the ears. It has been an […]

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Its Not About the Drumming.

” Its Not About The Drumming “ I was struck by a comment that I heard in a radio interview with a fellow drum circle facilitator a few weeks ago that for her it was ” Not about the drumming ”  It was a comment that really resonanted with me, it summed up for me […]

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Social Benefits of Drumming for Schools.

Drumming with children has always been rewarding, the benefits are huge not just for the short time that the children drum and learn a new skill, but continued drumming over a number of weeks can have an impact in all areas of the childrens life. Drumming Benefits for Schools and Families. There are numerous skills […]

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Drumming with a Bereavement Group

I was recently very lucky to drum with a group of children who have lost close relatives through cancer. This group encompassed children from as young as 4 to as old as 12 plus volunteers and counsellors making a total of about 28. One small girl decided that she was going to join in, but needed […]

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