DRUMBEAT (Discovering Relationships Using Music Beliefs Emotions Attitudes & Thoughts) is a program that uses hand drumming as a way for participants to explore and engage connections between making music together as a group and development of healthy relationships.
The Holyoake DRUMBEAT program allows participants to partake in a cooperative process, utilising group discussions, analogies between music and relationships as well as real life experiences. The primary aim of the program is to increase self-esteem and develop social and emotional skills.
DRUMBEAT is proven to be very effective in schools. It helps students to establish and build positive relationships in an innovative, engaging and memorable way. Independent research indicates that the program can lead to:
- Better self-esteem, sense of belonging, co-operation and emotional stability;
- Decreased behavioral incidents, stress and anxiety;
- Improved attendance, academic performance, relationships and interaction with others.
DRUMBEAT is easy to incorporate in schools. It is:
- Flexible around school timetables;
- Adaptable for different age groups;
- Psycho-educational and based on the core principles of Social and Emotional Learning (SEL);
- Endorsed unit of curriculum for senior secondary students in Western Australia and Queensland.
DRUMBEAT won two prestigious awards at the WA Constable Care Child Safety Awards 2013, an Award for Excellence in Community Services in 2010, and was a finalist at the National Drug and Alcohol Awards in 2009.
If you’d like to have Karratha Community House run this excellent program at your school or work place please do get in touch with us.