Year 6/7 teacher Matt Bennett recently started coordinating weekly lessons with DRUMBEAT as a way to engage students in a
fun and cooperative manner, and said the students have enjoyed learning three basic drum hits so far.
“It provides students with a means to express themselves non-verbally and increases their
confidence by teaching them a new skill,” Matt said.
“The sessions have already allowed the participants to talk about how they feel or may feel in a given situation, however
the simple act of a group drumming in harmony with each other is therapeutic in and of itself.
“It was amazing to see the smiles and good feelings the first two sessions brought to these children and I look forward
to more good work being done in the sessions to come.”
Established in 2003 as a way of engaging young Aboriginal men, DRUMBEAT promotes understanding and connection through a team,
drumming experience... more