TEAM-BUILDING DRUMMING CIRCLES
This is a program that uses drums and rhythm instruments to engage individual participants in a physical activity that supports them to create a cohesive group.
Over a short period of time, participants become 'synchronized' together to one beat, locking into one collective group 'heart beat '
Participants experience a natural 'team building' activity as they discover their unique individual contribution to the group
This activity allows individuals to reconnect with their own innate drumming ability by tapping into their internal, spontaneous rhythms
Learning how to synchronize to a collective beat, drumming together as a group to a recorded piece of music
An increase in endorphin activity in the body and a better circulation of chi or energy, resulting in stress relief, a fun experience and leading to a more positive mood
Individual self confidence increases as participants see how they can be individually creative and also be a contribution to the group effort
REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE:
No previous drumming experience or understanding of music is needed
Suitable for all age ranges and cultures
It helps if you come with an open attitude and let the fun happen!
The drumming circles work best with 8 to 50 participants
'Musical Wellness' supplies all the drums and hand instruments necessary for your participants
Drums are 'rotated' so each participant gets a chance to try out a variety of them
The program runs for 60 minutes
FOLLOWING THE ACTIVITY PARTICIPANTS WILL:
Become more in-touch with their individual contributions to the group and become aware of their possible roles
Recognize how the energy changes over the course of the session both within themselves, and within the group
Percussive instruments used include: djembes, nesting drum sets, bass drums, floor tom-toms, maracas, shakers, cow bells, tone tubes, African drums and Mexican guiros
INTERESTED? CALL (613) 728 5305 or message us HERE
GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS...
PREVIOUS DRUMMING RECORD SMASHED !!!
On Saturday July 1st 2017 a new Guinness Book of Word Records record was broken - the most people, of different nationality, drumming simultaneously for 6 minutes, across Canada.This was a huge task, as people had to be coordinated across 5 different time zones in Canada.I was asked to conduct the Ottawa drummers who gathered in the Horticulture Building at 2 pm on July 1st Canada Day.
The event was sponsored by the Chinese Heritage Centre at 397 Kent Street Ottawa.A truly international and intercultural fun event using drumming, the universal language to celebrate our country's birthday was created.
Video of Ottawa drummers: https://youtu.be/5uvc9Hgy8e0
For more info go to http://www.canada150drumming.com
Photos and videos by Lyse Cote