New research shows group drumming is positive for mental health and immune system

New research from a collaboration between the Royal College of Music and University College London has shown that a ten week group drumming program decreases depression and anxiety and increases social resilience and mental wellbeing.  Furthermore, these changes were maintained three months later.  In addition, the drumming also led to increases … Continue reading

Drum Therapy training for aged care and dementia

Drum Therapy is pleased to announce a collaboration with Montessori Ageing Support Services to offer a workshop on how to plan and host a drum and percussion rhythm event in aged care including dementia care.  This workshop will be of interest to Diversional Therapists, Lifestyle Co-ordinators, Program Managers, Music Therapists, support staff and … Continue reading

Mental Health Month – value your mind at the Sydney Community Drum Circle

Drum Therapy and the Pioneer Clubhouse in Balgowlah will mark Mental Health Month with an adults-of-all-ages, all-abilities, community drum and percussion circle. Mental health issues affect 1 in 5 Australians every year. Anxiety disorders are often the most common mental health challenge, followed by depression. Mental Health Month is co-ordinated … Continue reading

Drum Therapy at Anglicare Cabramatta

Drum Therapy recently provided a stress-relieving session of rhythmical fun at Anglicare Cabramatta.  Anglicare had arranged a program of activities for carers, many of whom were themselves elderly.  Their age did not stop them, however, vigorously playing drums and percussion creating a hugely energetic improvisational percussion ensemble – an awesome effort! … Continue reading

Parents’ testimonial

At the weekend, we were delighted to return to Plumtree in Marrickville and be part of their Father’s Day celebrations.  There were many great children drumming and none more determined than this little girl.  She literally dragged as many drums as she could into the centre of the circle and created … Continue reading

PRESS RELEASE: Drum Therapy and Pioneer Clubhouse announce all abilities drum circle for health and wellness

24th August 2015 Queenscliff-based Drum Therapy and the Pioneer Clubhouse in Balgowlah have come together to bring the health and wellness benefits of rhythm and drumming to the local community. The Clubhouse will host an all ages, all abilities, adult drum and percussion circle on the third Wednesday of the … Continue reading

Drum Therapy to appear at Sydney Mind Body Spirit Festival

Drum Therapy will be hosting a seminar “Drumming out stress” on Thursday 22nd October at the Festival.  Come along for an informative mix of research, neuroscience and fun exercises.  No musical experience necessary.  For more details about the Festival see: http://www.mbsfestival.com.au/index.htm

New research content added to Stress

A new study on the effects of occupational chronic stress (aka burnout) with regulation of emotion and functional neural connections has been added to the Stress management content.  Please log in for further details or register (free).