The Palace Drum Clinic believe that there are great benefits to drumming, whether that would be in a one-to-one environment or better still, a workshop setting.
Even if you haven’t played drums/percussion before the active nature of playing said instruments can give an overall positive impact in a short space of time.
PDC workshops are designed to motivate and energise the participants whilst highlighting key messages and leadership traits for success.
Guaranteed to inspire and stir emotions, these workshops will effectively demonstrate how each individual’s input will have a profound effect on the entire group, and in turn, the group’s performance will also affect the individual.
Drumming is so powerful for overall health for several reasons, the main ones being:
- It reduces feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression.
- It lowers blood pressure.
- It helps control chronic pain.
- It burns calories.
- It boosts brainpower and increases confidence levels.
- It improves coordination.
Here are some of the other benefits below;
- Percussion is the easiest instrument to get a sound and the quick results of drumming really captivate children and adults which in turn encouraging their interest in music.
- Playing in a group promotes team work, self-discipline, patience and good listening skills.
- Drumming develops rhythmical skills for playing any instrument.
- Drumming promotes inclusion and encourages the participants maybe to explore other instruments.
- Regardless of academic achievements or social background, everyone love to drum and enjoy a real sense of success from the experience.
- Drumming develops listening skills, focus and self-discipline as well as a ability to respond and express.
- Music has been found to engage the brain globally, greatly stimulating the development of neural pathways.
- For Early Years especially, rhythmic activity is proven to positively impact on motor skills (hand/eye coordination), language development and mathematical understanding.
- Drumming caters for all different learning styles. Being able to play with a group can also give a sense of achievement, even if you aren’t playing the pattern 100%
- Those who don’t happen to be high achievers in reading, writing and arithmetic can still excel in drumming and benefit from developing the many skills involved.
What does drumming do to the body and mind?
The physical sensory nature of drumming provides a unique aesthetic experience. Recent research indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and assists in releasing emotional trauma. Drumming has a positive effect on anxiety, grief, fatigue, depression and behavioral issues.