Cost// $45 Full Session or $20 Drop In
Dates// January 28th, February 4th, February 11th
Registration Deadline// January 27th (Full Session)
Materials// a phone or other electronic device for sharing music choices
Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation. Everyone is welcome!
What is Social Drumming?
Social drumming is used as a tool to increase interactive participation among individuals connected by music as the source of motivation.
The drumming facilitator’s role is to focus intent and delivery to improve the quality of the activity; making it easier for people to effectively participate. The training and experience our facilitators bring to the drumming circle enables them to work with diverse populations. These experiences are more accurately referred to as facilitated drumming programs rather than drumming programs in the traditional sense.
What are the benefits?
For thousands of years drumming has been used as a means of therapy using rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Various techniques have been adapted to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Recent studies have shown that drum therapy increases the rate of physical healing, produces feelings of well-being, and helps release emotional trauma. Drumming has also demonstrated healing and calming effects on Alzheimer’s patients, autistic children, and recovering addicts. Results from these studies have shown drumming to be a treatment for stress, fatigue, mental illness, chronic pain, and a wide range of physical disabilities.
Your facilitator, Joe Parrish, is the co-founder of Adventures in Social Drama and Social Drumming. He currently conducts recreational drumming programs across Iowa and surrounding states. He completed coursework for his BCBA in Applied Behavior Analysis, 2017.
*** SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE ***
The Des Moines Social Club is passionate about creating accessible arts and culture opportunities for all members of the Des Moines community. For a scholarship application, please email education@desmoinessocialclub.