What? Me Drum?
I’ll never forget my first group drumming experience, and how good I felt, not just with others, but with myself. People in the circle were from all walks of life – age, gender, culture, job — it didn’t matter. What was cool was that we were all part of the same community, joined together by the common unifying pulse of the beat. No matter what was happening in our lives, the drum brought us into the same space mentally, physically, emotionally, without saying a word. No judgment, no pressure. The sense of connection, belonging, and well-being stayed with me for months afterwards, which made me realize the power of drumming together.
The drum is the oldest instrument in the world and has been used for centuries in performances, rituals, communication and spiritual connection. Drumming uses the whole brain and its vibration generates new neuronal connections, increasing our intuition. The sound of a beating drum has wide-ranging beneficial effects both physically and mentally; it promotes feelings of wellness, enables deep relaxation, helps ease chronic pain and boosts the immune system.
We are all naturally rhythmic. I have yet to meet a human being who cannot keep a steady beat. From the first sound we hear in the womb — our mother’s heartbeat — we are attuned to rhythm. It resonates with us and makes us feel connected, loved, and accepted. In fact, the Latin rhythmus means “movement in time” and Greek rhythmos “measured flow or movement." Drumming literally puts you back into your flow!
Drumming has long been a community activity, whether used in ritual, song or dance and participating in a live session provides a great sense of community support. Through sharing rhythms, we open ourselves to connecting both with ourselves and others. We can move forward by breaking free of isolation, anxiety and feeling self-conscious.
The rhythm is always flowing at The Tin Roof, my gorgeous creative center here in Clarington. Live recreational drumming circles are held every Saturday at The Tin Roof and are open to all. No experience required and drums are provided! All ages welcome. Drumming circles run between 1 and 1.5 hours. There is a discount if you book multiple sessions. Come on out with friends and family and experience the joy of drumming! Hit the Book Now button for upcoming circles.
Healing Drum Series
This is a 6-week series that focuses on physical, mental, and emotional wellness. I will guide you on a journey of personal healing with rhythms and exercises specifically tailored to decrease stress and anxiety, promote healing, and encourage personal transformation at a cellular level. Research indicates that consistent drumming for a minimum of 6 weeks can increase your killer T-cell count, the cells that fight cancer and boost immunity!
Would you like your team to work together better, to be more productive, and be happier in their work? Drumming sessions for corporate groups is a great way to increase staff productivity and efficiency and reduce stress, engaging everyone on your team in discovering their individual roles and contributions within the greater whole.
Quotes are based on number of participants, distance travelled, and rental of additional equipment. Contact me now to get your free quote!
Daria, thank you for being a big part of my team's day... I now notice how cohesive we really are --
We will have you back!
~ Cindy, BCG Group, Toronto Canada
What an enjoyable and wholesome experience! It was exhilarating... at one point I was working up a sweat and doubted I could keep up but it was no problem! There were 142 ladies and we ALL had a blast. Thank you!
~ Mary, AWARE Conference, Buckhorn, Ontario
READY TO TRY DRUMMING?
Nervous to try drumming for the first time? Grab a bucket or tupperware container and check out my Drumming Basics video to see just how easy it is! You'll be hooked in no time!