Building mindfulness, health & wellbeing to the BEAT of the Drum!
When we drum together, we feel instantly connected, joyful and empowered.
A natural healer - rhythm and group drumming provide powerful health benefits and metaphors for living life that leave participants feeling positive, relaxed, rejuvenated, and inspired.
There’s a growing body of research on the therapeutic effects of group drumming.
Ground breaking studies show drumming benefits the immune system, stress levels and mood. It also shows that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. In fact when we drum, we engage both hemispheres of our brain - simultaneously. The only other known ‘activity’ to do this is Meditation (done right).
But there’s no hit and miss with Drumming! Because, through rhythmic entrancement drummers learn to quiet the distraction, regain focus, and calm breath and mind. This promotes relaxation, a healthy mind, and a new pathway to social belonging while improving overall health and well being.
So get off your devices and BANG a drum in our Mindfulness Drumming Workshops & Courses!
What others are saying...
Thanks so much it was a great way to start the day off before our meeting. From all accounts everyone enjoyed the session so thank you. A lot of fun and a great euphemism for our corporate journey and aspirations to be…
…a harmonious workplace. This was a creative fun approach towards team building and unity. Great right / left brain activity, providing creative escapism.
We had Afrobeat attend the afternoon of our annual planning day. I was overjoyed to walk into the function room after a break, only to find the room set up in three rows of chairs, with a drum in front of each. My joy grew exponentially as I sank into…
…the meditation and excitement of drumming within the group; after 40 minutes of this I was hooked, and myself and a colleague signed up to Janine’s community classes.
These workshops were highly successful in bringing together our community. Participants learned the beautiful rhythms of Africa and their cultural stories. We learned how different rhythms were specific to different celebrations & customs. It was an enlightening experience for all involved. During these workshops, we were approached by the producers of Channel 10’s
…’Totally Wild’ to film a story on African Drumming. It was an extremely exciting time, bringing a community of young people, parents & workers together. Janine is very sincere & genuine & has the ability to energise a group of people & inspire them to share with her the wonderful rhythms & dances of Africa.
Leaps and Bounds staff and students had a great term, which culminated in a brilliant performance. Indeed, the facilitator was very charismatic & always appropriate for our students who all have different issues and difficulties. The performance in front of parents driven by Afrobeat’s enthusiasm & belief in them was an amazing feat for students…
…who may never have an opportunity to show their skills or push their limits in front of an audience, particularly one who they believe may be sceptical or negative. They put their fears aside, and the looks on their faces showed how important this event (and the previous lessons) had been.
Energetic, Entertaining & Exciting! Afrobeat introduced members of the audience to the art of African Drumming by inviting them to participate in a group music ‘jam’. 60 or more children & parents participated in the event where traditional barrier between performer and audience was well and truly broken!…
The excellent communication skills of Afrobeat, particularly with young children, and their ability to involve all members of the audience made these workshops a highlight of the Festival. It was no surprise that the feedback from was fantastic and I would expect that this experience would live long in their memories.
It was an awesome show yesterday! Huge full school attendance and an epic high energy and engaging interactive performance! The students were welcomed with beautiful kora music and drumming. Later, several students were invited to the stage and guided through a drumming workshop…
…while the rest of the school clapped along, and everyone was in awe of the dancing and flips and somersaults that followed! High energy drumming and a phenomenal show! The teachers drum and dance inclusion towards the end was enjoyed by all, and the guys were real pros: such a powerful combo!
A fantastic high energy performance. We were clapping and stamping our feet from start to finish. Kept 550 kids enthralled for the whole show!
The whole school loved the experience. The kids really enjoyed the smaller group experience where they all had access to a drum… Initially I was thinking the first small group activity would be too short however having seen the kids in action they were pooped after the 25 minutes. The staff loved the experience, Thank-you!
Afrobeat is not your average music program to visit a school. It offers so much more! Afrobeat brings the kids together in rhythm, makes it contagious enough for the teachers to want to play along, and invites the school community to come together in a way that is truly special. It’s clear to see Afrobeat…
…weaves the very best of this cultural drumming & offers it to Aussie school kids in a way that makes sense, excites them & lets them experience African culture and music in their classrooms. At its heart is a driving rhythm that brings the school community together in magical way!
EXACTLY what I was looking for! The entire audience (Prep-Year 6, and teachers) was into the show. Entertaining and interactive. Fantastic!
Our facilitator was excellent the children thoroughly enjoyed their first session, as did I! Fantastic, enlivening, well pitched to children!
Performance was great, high impact, very interactive and absolutely loved by all the children!
Thank-you for a fantastic performance at the school’s Harmony Day celebrations. The students loved it and the teachers all agreed it was the best visiting performance we have had. Please pass on my thanks to the performers.
What's on offer!
Suit: Stress relief and Mindfulness for your Team
Duration: 60 min
There is a growing body of research on the therapeutic effects of group drumming. Ground-breaking studies show drumming benefits the immune system, stress levels, and mood. It also shows that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm, and focused awareness. Just what your team need to get through the everyday pressures, demands, and expectations of their role.
When we drum, we engage both hemispheres of our brain simultaneously. This is meditation. Uplifted, alive, and present in the current moment. Through this rhythmic entrancement, your team will learn to quiet the distraction, regain focus, and calm breath and mind, promoting relaxation, a healthy mind, and a new pathway to social belonging.
'Find your Rhythm' - Wellness Course
Suit: Organisations wanting to invest in the long term, and measurable wellness benefits for their team.
Duration: 45 min sessions, weekly over 5 weeks
The Drum is a vehicle for personal and professional transformation in this 5-week journey, that promotes new pathways to social belonging and re connection, while improving overall well being. While learning to play in a drumming ensemble, participants will be introduced to the themes of teamwork, communication, respect, leadership, and community values. Rhythm and group drumming provide powerful health benefits and metaphors for living life that will leave your team feeling positive, relaxed, rejuvenated, and inspired.