Drumbeat is a group-work program which can be run for children and can be adapted for adults. The groups are run when there is an identified need. Drumbeat can be helpful when people are lacking in confidence, have trouble socialising, or find difficulty in keeping their strong emotions in check.
Drumbeat is a 10 week program which involves using drums and music to explore different topics each week. Some of the themes for exploration include- relationships, harmony, identity, emotions and feelings and teamwork, amongst others. Drumbeat aims to assist participants in;
- increasing their confidence and self-esteem,
- building their acceptance (of others and self),
- increasing their sense of belonging, and recognition,
- and can help participants in coping with strong emotions.
Participants don’t have to be musically proficient to do the group work.
Participants are encouraged to invite special friend/s relative/s to a performance at the end of the program
There is an emphasis in Drumbeat on participants having fun!
Comments from some of the children -
“Drumbeat is awesome!”
“I wish we could do it all over again”