Calling all Baby Boomers, Hippies – and everyone else. Drum Journeys of Earth will hold a Free Drumming Workshop on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 10am.
This event will be held in Rhythm Hall
on the 2nd floor of Building 5
at the Howe Center, Rutland, VT.
This free event will have demonstrations of West African music
The audience will be encouraged to join in hands-on playing of all the different instruments in Latin percussion.
New classes start Jan 13, 2020
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED -- Limited Class size
There are numerous health benefits of drumming. Of special importance during this global pandemic, include:
Studies show that drumming circles boost the immune system. Barry Bittman, MD, neurologist and President of the Yamaha Music & Wellness Institute, has shown that group drumming actually increases natural T-cells, which help the body combat cancer as well as other viruses;
The act of drumming contains a therapeutic potential to relax the tense, energize the tired, and soothe the emotionally wounded,
Drumming makes you happy. Drumming releases endorphins, enkephalins and Alpha waves in the brain, which are associated with general feelings of well-being and euphoria. And it’s fun!
All instruments and classroom will be santizied afrter each use. Class size will be limited so everyone can social distance. Masks are required.
“Anyone can drum,” says Gary Meitrott, founder of Drum Journeys of Earth. “Rhythm is within all of us. It’s inside us as we breathe, as our heart beats, as we walk. It’s on the streets, in the cars we drive. It’s the earth itself. Rhythm is everywhere, and we cannot exist without it.”
Research has suggested that group drumming improves concentration, reduces stress, alleviates pain and boosts the immune system. What’s more, the mental and physical engagement is exhilarating, making it ideal for young and old alike. There is a multi-sensory engagement involving visual, audio and tactile. For more info on the benefits of drumming, visit our Music page.