Group drumming

  • reduces burnout & increases employee retention

  • reduces stress & boosts the immune system

  • improves mood & collaboration

  • benefits staff, clients & students

You can read some of the science in peer reviewed journal articles by clicking herehere, here & here

Thanks to the IKEA Sydney management team for permission to share the fun

Team Building & Communication

African Drumming as a metaphor

 

 

Focus:

  • Mechanisms of Communication – I didn’t say anything, if you know what I mean.

  • Working with Similarities & Differences – I’m an individual, just like everybody else.

  • Managing Innovation – what do you do when you don’t know what you’re doing?

  • Planned and intuitive collaboration – my plan is, “I have no plan.”

  • Recognising leadership – if I don’t know what I’m doing, who does? 

 

Outcomes:

Through the workshop experience participants can come to realise

  • the significance of non-verbal communication

  • how to express individuality whilst collaborating with others

  • mindfulness can be used as a circuit breaker to stress

  • focus on similarities can help to keep things together

  • focus on differences can make things more interesting

The workshop emphasises fun and inclusion, collaboration and self-efficacy, with no need for familiarity with drumming or any other music.

 

Each group member is allocated a particular rhythm pattern to play, and thus becomes part of a team, the members of which collaborate with each other.

Each team then collaborates with the other team(s) to create an interconnection of rhythms forming a unique metaphor for social productivity and harmony.

 

There are strong connections with the keys of positive psychology:

Belonging and connection

Engagement and communication

Enquire now for a quote

africandrumcreations@hotmail.com

0419 404 840

Price depends on:

Number of participants

Distance to venue

Duration of the workshop

Concessions available for not-for-profit (NFP) and community organisations

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Price guide 

5 people at a local venue for one hour with NFP concession rate ~$200

15 people 50km away for 1 1/2 hours standard rate ~$450

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