Programs and Workshops
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From infant to elder, just off the streets to Wall Street....
Seattle Hand Drummers has something for everyone. Bring SHD to your area and help build your community.
Team Buliding and Communication Development
Corporations, small businesses, sports teams and other types of organizations and groups will benefit from our specialized team building workshops. Learn group awareness through non-verbal listening exercises while expressing creativity. Your team member will work together to sync up in rhythm and develop an energizing piece of authentic music. Fun, flexible paced and fitted for your group's needs. Our workshops are not only great to develop comradery, awareness and compassion but will be sure to relive stress, build and strengthen interpersonal communication and boost morale
Reduce stress levels during challenging times.
Group drumming can:
-- Reduce stress levels during challenging times
Improve teamwork, communication and relationship skills
Energize, focus and motivate people
Align the participants with the organization’s values and goals
Stimulate creativity, risk-taking and a “can do” attitude
Inspire group members’ own insights into their group dynamics and into their own lives
Create an uplifted atmosphere of celebration in the workplace and at meetings and conferences
Children and Young Adults
Nathan's work, because it is experiential, creative and enormously fun, has been proven time and time again to have lasting value for young people in schools, colleges & universities, individual classrooms, youth camps, community youth centers and youth groups of all types.
Nathan has also created fun team-building, stress-releasing and energizing rhythm programs for teachers, activities directors, administrators and all other staff members of schools and youth centers. These are based on his years of work with corporate groups and conferences, and include additional elements that serve the specific themes and objectives of those who work with young people.
Senior Therapiutic Activitres - Special Needs/Disabilities Congtitive Workshops
Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.
Drumming Reduces Tension
Anxiety and Stress
Drumming induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress. Stress, according to current medical research, contributes to nearly all disease and is a primary cause of such life-threatening illnesses as heart attacks, strokes, and immune system breakdowns. A recent study found that a program of group drumming helped reduce stress and employee turnover in the long-term care industry and might help other high-stress occupations as well.
Festivals, Community Events, Private Parties, Lessons and More...
Whether it is a one on one lesson in your home or place of your choosing, percussion workshops, stimulating activities, fun filled festival programs, birthday parties for all ages, or a private function, SHD can create and customize an event for you. Call for details and to book your event or lesson today. Your first half hour lesson is free.