The DRUMBEAT program is a therapeutic program using rhythm which engages young people who may be at risk of problematic health and social outcomes due to:
- Low academic performance
- High school absenteeism
- Family conflict Criminal behaviour.
DRUMBEAT is a flexible program that combines experiential learning with cognitive behavioural therapy, and engages a range of population groups who may be anxious or resistant to ‘talk based’ therapies:
- people with drug and alcohol problems
- people with learning/behavioural difficulties
- newly arrived immigrants
- people with mental health illness.
DRUMBEAT promotes social understanding and connection through a team drumming experience. It is fun, safe, creative, engaging and rewarding. Participants lift their self-esteem, learn to work cooperatively and are exposed to the therapeutic and recreational benefits of music.