Always wanted to learn how to drum, but weren't sure you could do it? Bucket drumming is a great introduction for those who have never drummed before. It's affordable, fun, and drumming has been scientifically proven to benefit the brain. It also brings joy and energizes the body and soul.
We are surrounded with rhythm every minute of every day, and sharing rhythms in a group setting is one of the most powerful and rewarding things we can do for our physical and mental well-being: and the best news is that everyone really can do it!
It may seem unusual to think that one of the best antidotes to many of the pressures of our modern world comes in the form of a drum, but scientific studies - by renowned psychoneuroimmunologist Barry Bittmann, for example - have proven that aside from the spiritual and social benefits of rhythmic activity, drumming in a safe, encouraging circle actually enhances the immune system and increases the effectiveness of killer-T cells in the body, literally protecting us from many forms of cancer and other debilitating illnesses.
Drumming has a marked effect on brain wave patterns. When people with irregular or weak brain rhythms (such as those suffering from Alzheimer’s), or people who are stressed and consistently in their “left brain”, regularly participate in drumming activities, left-right brain integration is stronger and brainwaves become more organized while changing in frequency to a level where one feels more in tune, more balanced and more meditative.
To participate in this class, all you need to bring is a round-bottomed bucket of any size and a chair. Anything from a waste-paper basket to a garbage bin will work - but make sure it's plastic not metal! All experience levels welcome. Drumsticks provided.
All Covid-19 provincial health guidelines will be in effect at this program. Learn more about ACRA's Covid-19 Safety Plan.
Location: Errington War Memorial Hall - 1390 Errington Road, Errington BC
Price: $84 / 8 Classes. Drumstick rental included in registration fee.