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Rhythm for Community life:
a new approach to personal development and group discovery
Which communities do we work with?
Rainbows, Brownies, Guides
What we can offer your community?
An exciting new experience
A chance to explore creative potential
Opportunities to re-energise and
A chance to be a participant rather
than a spectator
The drum circle creates a non-competitive
and inclusive environment that generates a unique atmosphere
allowing the group to discover hidden talents and the
individual to be empowered.
Our community events are based on the
Remo HealthRHYTHMS® Group
Empowerment Drumming programme which is a structured
and research-based drumming programme that has demonstrated
significant and tangible health benefits from exercise,
boosting the immune system, nurturing and social support,
to intellectual stimulation, spirituality and stress
reduction. The drum plays a unique and key role in enabling
people to experience the health benefits of rhythm therapy
and recreational music making and is suitable for all
ages and levels of ability.
What are the benefits?
Accessible - it provides
successful and inclusive experiences
Aesthetic - it involves the
interactive creation of beauty
Expressive - it is a nonverbal
mechanism for affective modulation
Physical - it requires psychomotor
Powerful - it connects us
to primal archetypes
Communicative - it allows
for the purposeful transfer of ideas
Bonding - it creates social
Cognitive - it requires perception,
attention, and memory
Source: Stevens & Burt (1997).
Drum circles: Theory and application in the mental health
Download a HealthRHYTHMS brochure here,
or use the contact form here
to request a printed copy.
Building community spirit by connecting and growing
We have a need to belong, to be part
of a group who share interests and who come together
for a common purpose. Such needs are as important to
children and teenagers as they are to people in mid-life
and to senior adults. By making positive connections
with others we strengthen our communities and enhance
our quality of life.
Whatever type of community you are
in; business, family or leisure, drum circles can be
of great benefit. Since time began, people have come
together to experience the power of rhythm and make
music. Communities are connected and enhanced through
What is a community drum circle?
Community drum circles allow anyone,
of any age, with any level of musical experience, to
gather in a group and experience a sense of community
by performing and making music together. Everyone is
welcome; from complete beginners, to professional players.
How did it start? "Across all
ages, across all continents, there has always been,
and always will be rhythm; it is one of the constants
of human existence". Cultures around the world
have developed their own rhythmic variations recognising
that they are a unique form of communication and have
the power to raise the spirits and unite communities.
Community drum circles do not aim to teach specific
cultural grooves but draw on rhythms, and use drums,
from all cultures.
So how does it work? The group is led
by a facilitator whose main aim is to maximise the feelings
of community and shared purpose between participants.
Someone will start off with a pulse and players will
join in with their own interpretations and variations;
all that matters is intensity and groove. Everyone is
encouraged to play at a comfortable level and express
What's more its great fun!
Celebration drum circles for
To make your party or wedding celebration
a unique and unforgettable experience click here
The film that you can download below
shows Rhythm for Life (formerly known as HumDrumStrum)
facilitating a wide variety of rhythm-based events,
ranging from corporate team building seminars to school
workshops and from festivals to local clubs and activities.
Large file download - 17.5mb windows
wmv file (right click to download).
This video should work with Windows
Media Player version 8 onwards and with RealPlayer version
9 onwards - if you have any problems please contact
Alternatively, there is a Flash Video
File (3.7Mb) below that can be played online within
your browser if you have the Macromedia Flash Browser
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you thank all the workshop providers for their commitment,
enthusiasm and expertise. They did a fantastic job,
thank you for all your hard work.
Caroline Eastes -
Opportunity Zone, Bristol City Council
dad has been quite ill recently and was in a wheelchair
for the wedding and his words were. The drumming
has given him a new lease of life. Thank you so
Jane and Jon Hardy - Newly Weds at Priston Mill