Drums Alive® Basic Instructor Certificate Training Specifically Designed for Music Therapists offers an 8-hour introduction to the vast possibilities of creative movement with drumming. This interactive and FUN “drums-on” training course is a functional approach for improving verbal and nonverbal facilitation skills, discovering new leadership and group management tools, and strengthening group and individual cultural drumming techniques. Training includes acquisition of ultra-practical Drums Alive Basic Positions and Drumming Skills. All participants receive intensive experiential learning by practicing combining rhythmical drumming with meaningful locomotor and non-locomotor movements, cognitive processes, speech patterning, psychosocial experiences, and creative expression.
1. Participants will experience and be able to identify specific health benefits of drumming with movement as well as therapeutic implications of incorporating Drums Alive® Programming. Board Certification Domains: I. B. 3. a) - h) and 9. - 13. I. D. 2. a) and 10. IV. A. 2. and 3.
2. Participants will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of Client Safety Protocols, Drums Alive® Techniques, Class Formation/Set-Up, Class Design, Inclusion Strategies, and Equipment Maintenance. Board Certification Domains: I. B. 7. - 12.; D. 8., 11., 12., 15. and 16. II. A. 1. a) - e), 5. w). II B. 4., 5.
3. Participants will demonstrate proficiency in executing Basic Drums Alive® Drumming Positions, Skills, and Combined Drumming with Locomotor Movements while creating and designing Basic Drums Alive® Choreographies useful for attaining and reinforcing therapeutic goals and objectives. Board Certification Domains: II. A. 5. a), e), h), i) 1 & 4, and 5. j) - ac).; IV. A. 6.
8:30am Check In, Registration & Paperwork
9:00am Introductions, Housekeeping, Brief Intro to Benefits, Inclusivity, & Global Success 9:10am Overview & Brain Beats (Experiential Learning)
9:45am Intro to Drums Alive® Drumology (Theory & Practice - PowerPoint) 10:30am Water/Bathroom Break
10:45am Intro to Drums Alive® Practical Application & Drumming Skills
- Safety Protocols
- Room Set-Up
- Adaptive Materials
- Stick Skills
- Drumming: Base Positions
11:00am Mini Master Class: Basic & Rhythmical Drumming, Eye-Hand Coordination 11:40am Master Class: Warm Up, Cultural Drumming, Cardiovascular, Wellness, Cool Down
12:20pm Water/Bathroom Break
12:30pm Basic Drumming & Locomotor Skills
- Locomotor Movements
- Combining Drumming & Movements 1:00pm LUNCH BREAK - Take Pictures
2:00pm Rhythm & Theory Application (Interactive & Experiential Learning)
- Rhythm Cards
- Speech Patterns
- Connecting R & L Brain
- Medical Coordination
- Adding Cognition
2:30pm Drums Alive® Scientific Research, Theory, & Class Design (PowerPoint) 3:00pm Practical Experience: Basic Skills, Working with Music, Creating Choreography 3:45pm Water/Bathroom Break
4:00pm Practical Exam
4:30pm Adding Formation Work, Psychosocial Experiences, Musical Interpretation, & Creative Expression using DRUMTASTIC® Lesson Plans (Interactive Learning)
5:15pm Inclusion Strategies, Modifications, Potential Applications & Outcomes 5:30pm Oakridge Service Project (video presentation)
5:40pm Written Exam, Course Evals, Certificates, ACE CECs, AFAA CEUs, & CMTEs
6:00pm Thank You & Congratulations"