“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” Henry David Thoreau

What is a drum circle?
A drum circle is a group of people making in-the-moment music with percussion instruments, voice and movement. Check out this short video clip of my friend Frank Thompson from AZ Rhythm Connection.
In addition to having an outstanding musical experience, drum groups are also an outlet for inter-personal communication and personal expression.

Intended outcomes for students and adults include:
Improved self-esteem
Improved inter-personal relationships
Improved school work and behavior
Improved motor coordination
Increased physical fitness
Increased production of endorphins
Increased self-expression
Increased participation in leisure activity

What is Community Music Therapy?
Community music therapy is taken out of the clinic or institution and brought to a different location where people can participate. It recognizes that music therapy can help benefit all types of people, not just those in special education. Music therapists have unique skills that can create successful music groups with people of all talents and abilities with a willingness to participate and follow directions.

Want to see some more drumming in action? Check out this short video of an awesome drum tunnel by Kat Fulton from Sound Health Music in San Diego Now all you have to do is sign up for the class that best fits your schedule, and get ready to HAVE FUN!

TWEEN Class
at Mcclintock High School – Weekly on Tuesdays 4:30-5:20 – March 20 – May 22, 2012 click on the link below, then on the menu on the left of the screen click on Community Education – youth, then youth-tween programs and you will find “Thump, Thud, Crash! Drum Ensemble Tempe Union High School District Community Education

TEEN Class
at Mcclintock High School – Weekly on Wednesdays 5:00-5:50 -March 21-May 23, 2012 click on the link below, then on the menu on the left of the screen click on Community Education – youth, Youth-dance/drama/music and you will find “Thump, Thud, Crash! Drum Ensemble Tempe Union High School District Community Education

Adult Wellness Class
at Mcclintock High School – Weekly on Wednesdays 6:00-6:50 – March 21-May 23, 2012 click on the link below, then on the menu on the left of the screen click on Community Education Adult Enrichment, then Adult-Dance/Drama/Music and you will find “Thump, Thud, Crash! Drum Ensemble -Adult Wellness Tempe Union High School District Community Education

Japanese TAIKO Drumming
Facilitated by Eileen Morgan a taiko instructor and performer. Class will be held at Mcclintock High School – Weekly on Mondays 6:00-6:50 – March 19-May 21, 2012 click on the link below, then on the menu on the left of the screen click on Community Education Adult Enrichment, then Adult-Dance/Drama/Music and you will find Japanese Taiko DrummingTempe Union High School District Community Education

Family Drum Circle
at Mcclintock High School – 4 weeks each on Tuesdays 6:00-6:50
Session 1 March 27 – April 17, 2012 Session 2 April 24 – May 15, 2012 click on the link below, then on the menu on the left of the screen click on Community Education Adult Enrichment, then Adult-Dance/Drama/Music and you will find “Thump, Thud, Crash! Drum Ensemble – Family Drum CircleTempe Union High School District Community Education


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