TAP INTO YOUR INNER HEARTBEAT
Everyone Is A Drummer!
Regardless of the age, identity, or skill level of the learner, drumming promotes:
accelerated physical healing
endorphin production and release
lowering of blood pressure
control of chronic pain
boosting of the immune system
release of emotional trauma-related blockages
reduced tension, anxiety, and stress
self-exploration and –realization
a sense of connection to self and others
In a fast-paced world where stress is common, drumming can provide an antidote, a slowing-down, a primal expression of our deepest feelings. Rhythmic drumming is a symbol of life, a metaphor for the rhythm of our heartbeats, without which we cannot exist. Drumming gives us a way to feel the beat, pulse, or groove needed to remain balanced; it helps us connect with others and express ourselves emotionally. It even strengthens the brain, as it requires the synchronization of your right and left hemispheres while you play. This kind of brain work can have amazing results for learners with neurological impairments resulting from strokes, for example, or Parkinson’s. Group drumming has even been shown to increase production of cancer-killing cells, and for women, the sisterhood produced in drumming circles can create a sense of safety and healing.
In ancient Greek, the word “ρυθμός,” or “rhythm,” means “to flow.” At Octopus School of Drums, you can start finding your own inner rhythm and flow right now! Beginning, intermediate, and advanced drum lessons are available on drum kit or hand drums. Feel connected and participate in drum circles. Have fun fusing rhythms from around the world and learn how to play by feel and through imagery.
No music-reading ability is required. No experience is needed; anyone can drum! Claudia takes students of all ages and offers both private and group lessons.
Contact Octopus School of Drums for rates and individual lessons!
Bittman, B., et al. (2001). Composite Effects of Group Drumming Music Therapy on Modulation of Neuroendocrine-Immune Parameters in Normal Subjects. Alternative Therapies, 7:1, 38-47.