L.A. Rock School
Drumming has many positive benefits, including enhanced academic performance, social skills, mental and emotional health.
- Right and left hand/feet co-ordination Balances the right and left hemisphere of the brain, developing motor skills
- Develops hand and eye co-ordination
- Instruction encourages focus and discipline
- Developing creative expression
- Building self confidence and self esteem
- Working together in a group using aural skills
- Music enhances general well being
- Improved musical coordination and brain activity; physical therapy, and stress relief
- improved social skills such as team work, self esteem and discipline and improved abstract thought processes.
- Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation.
"Playing the drums makes the brain think in a way that very few activities can," said Pat Brown, International Drum Month chairman and Percussion Marketing Council co-executive director. "
Being able to understand musical notes and dissect how rhythms work and go together is a very complicated thought process. The most recent study shows that being constantly exposed to this type of brain activity can actually improve one's IQ level….. percussion is a great outlet for letting off steam and exhibiting creative energy.
Recent studies, however, have shown that percussion, and drumming in particular, can boost the immune system, which goes a long way towards reducing stress and improving one's health.”