We also offer extra-mural drumming programmes at schools – please contact us for more information.
How will drumming benefit your child?
· helps in the development of reading, writing and maths skills in young children.
· helps develop basic skills such as gross and fine motor development, visual and auditory discrimination, memory recall, sensory integration and much more.
· helps improve children’s attention spans and concentration. (It's widely used to help ADD and autistic children.)
· Scientific studies have shown that rhythm and music-making improve one's “spatial-temporal reasoning skills” - these allow us to visualize mathematical and scientific concepts in order to solve complex problems.
· helps to release body tension, emotional stress, frustration and pent-up anger, and promotes relaxation.
· improves self-esteem and social interaction.
· encourages the development of listening skills, which facilitates team work and group cooperation.
· Auditory development is practiced by listening to the “tone” and “bass” note of the drum and also by playing loudly and softly.
· Drumming also has all the benefits of physical exercise, such as increased heart rate and blood flow.
Gaye Dorkin, Autumn 2004, ‘Drumming does it!’ in Independent Education, p.27.
Friedman, R.L., 2000. The Healing Power of the Drum: a psychotherapist explores the healing power of rhythm. Reno, NV: White Cliffs Media
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