Senior Drum Circles
Dance & Drum Together!
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Tara Murphy leads fun and engaging drum circles for seniors of all ages and abilities. It is a different kind of activity to stimulate the soul...
Senior Drum Circles begin with rhythmic movement in chairs to get the energy flowing in the body and heart, from head to toe. Then the group jams out on African drums, learning a succession of rhythms and playing in ensemble according to their ability. Tara provides all drums and other instruments for seniors and other participants. Often Tara introduces other African and world music instruments that seniors can play and explore along with the drums. These sessions also include simple, fun chants throughout, to accompany the drumming. These rhythmic sessions uplift spirits and provide great therapeutic value and group connection.
Scientific studies show that the effects of group drumming are more powerful than medications in alleviating anxiety and depression, as well as relieving pain, arthritis, and boosting the immune system. Group drumming boosts people's overall mood and spirits, providing easeful and much needed social interaction for seniors.
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