The drum is an ancient tool of communication and community building. In Africa and in many other cultures around the world, before any major tribal decision is made, the community gathers together at the centre of the village to make music. This joyous making of music breaks down barriers and creates a sense of unity, thus enabling communities to become more effective in their decision-making.
Your business, your school, your world is a community, and the value of a united community is priceless. Drumming in a group will build your sense of unity, enhance togetherness and improve dynamics with the people and world around us all.
Drumming promotes unity and team building
Music is a universal language. Interactive drumming breaks down barriers of hierarchy, age, gender, culture and language. Drumming is a great ice-breaker, and is an effective way to get a diverse group of people communicating, listening to one another and working together as a team to create music. It evokes togetherness and leaves participants with a sense of belonging.
Drumming leaves the group stimulated, relaxed and receptive
Participants quickly reach an ALPHA state, which enhances focus and clarity. Drumming is therefore ideal during long coferences – to revitalize and refocus participants between presentations or before speeches or awards. Drumming relieves stress – when you hit the drum you are placed squarely in the here and now.
Drumming sparks creativity
Participants are taught to stop thinking and start feeling the rhythm! Left and right brain are used simultaneously. This promotes creative or ‘out-the-box’ thinking.
Learning and Insight
The analogy between the orchestra and the team provides great insight. Participants learn through the musical experience just how important it is to collaborate and listen to one another. They also learn the value of their own individual contribution within the context of the team.
Drumming is FUN!
The ‘fun’ aspect of a Lead With Rhythm event is completely infectious: even the most reserved or cynical member of the team will be smiling and beating away on his or her drum by the end of the event. Interactive drumming with Lead With Rhythm is a real celebration!
So, why choose drumming for YOUR company, school, university, social group, or event?
In addition to the benefits highlighted above, there are many other good reasons to choose drumming. Drumming doesn’t need to interrupt the normal flow of your day, as it takes only an hour. The positive effects are immediate and long-lasting. We can come to you in the morning at 8am and be out of there by 9am! We guarantee an invigorating start to the day. Or, finish your day slightly early, and an hour later, your group will have bonded and will emerge on a high!
The drum is the most accessible instrument for non-musicians. Drumming requires no talent, aptitude or physical ability – just a sense of fun! Since we spend 9 months of our lives 6 inches away from our mother’s beating heart, the beat of the drum is in all of us.
A Lead With Rhythm event is easy to organize and hassle free. In addition, the drumming is designed to take place wherever you are holding your event. We come to you with drums for everyone (from small groups to groups of thousands) and can set up where it’s convenient. All you need to provide is chairs.
The experience of drumming in a group is unique, and it leaves an impression. People are sure to go home talking about how their corporate group was Interactive drumming is an inexpensive activity, in comparison with other teambuilding and entertainment options. Drumming is simply the most powerful tool for team-building, cooperation and unity for companies, schools, and individuals.
Our Drum Circle Philosophy
Lead With Rhythm‘s drum circle is based on two key principles which create successful group dynamics. First, everyone plays the same bass rhythm, and second, everyone listens to one another.
By following these principles, Lead With Rhythm is able to build a non-competitive community and to convey the message that everyone in the group is striving to achieve the same goal – to make music that is harmonious.
A good drummer listens as much as he plays.
~ Indian Proverb
As participants beat their own drums and hear the rhythm of the group change and develop, they realize that they are playing a specific, important role within the group. They directly experience the power of group energy and understand that they are united by a common goal. The significance of communication and listening is highlighted through the experience of creating music together.
Contact us today to discuss a program that can offer a life changing experience for both you and your oganization. We are waiting to hear from you.