Transformation Through the Art of Drumming

Tammy & Jack Bray

Throughout history, mankind has used group drumming as an integral part of life. Drumming was a part of every culture and was used in rituals, communications, ceremonies, creating community and celebrations. Today, in addition to a variety of clinical applications, group drumming has once again become an effective tool in returning to greater health and wellness in life.

According to the University of California Davis student health and counseling services, wellness is more than being free from illness. It is a dynamic process of change and growth—a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being—not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

Group drumming is exciting, powerful, uplifting and fun. It reconnects people to natural internal rhythms. Perfection is not a goal and no experience is necessary. A sense of unity and cooperation are developed among participants. Making music together brings us joy, breaks down barriers, generates self-expression and improves nonverbal communication.

Drumming and rhythm-related group activities provide a healthy workout, coordinate breathing with movements, provide relief from fatigue, increase energy levels and give release to emotions. They stimulate our whole body and enhance creativity, leading to a greater sense of well-being. Musical or rhythmic intelligence is a unique way of gaining insights about our world and ourselves.

Jack and Tammy Bray lead transformational drumming sessions. For more information, call 717-699-4965, email or visit

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