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  • Would you like to understand more about the power of rhythm?
  • Are you in need of tools to regulate the brain and capture (slow down) the busy, wandering minds of your students?
  • Would you like to learn one of the most valuable lifelong skills - teaching rhythm?
  • Is there a diverse range of cultures in your classroom and you need to find a ‘common ground’?

 School Kids Drumming

Rhythm has been proven to affect the human body in a variety of physiological, psychological, and emotional ways from infancy to adulthood. Learning rhythms, identifying patterns, and practicing musical instruments uses both sides of the brain, resulting in a “total brain workout” which improves students performance. All of these useful skills are taught in a fun and supportive environment at InRhythm’s Facilitator Training. In this course (delivered over 2 days) you will provided with all the resources and tools you need to run a successful drum circle, facilitate a class of youth in a drumming session, use body percussion as a calming method in a classroom setting. The focus is Mental health improvement.

* This workshop can be completed as a group and there is lots of support when the workshop is completed through the InRhythm Facilitator forum. Here trained facilitators share their experiences, ideas and are free to ask questions, here of the most recent industry updates and have direct contact with the InRhythm team.

What are the benefits?

  • Use of rhythmic drumming therapy with students reduces stress, improves mood, and improves social-emotional skills - Read more here
  • Releases stored tension
  • Reduces patterns of anxiety & depression - Read more here
  • Improves social skills
  • Builds community amongst participants
  • Develops musicality & musical confidence
  • Teaches the power of mindfulness & meditation
  • Unveils the natural sense of wellbeing and joy
  • Promotes creative expression
  • Creates a safe space to explore social, emotional & group harmony issues - Read more here
  • Develops healthy & happy minds - Read more here
  • Helps make life FUN! 

Why do InRhythm Facilitator Training?

Drumming can be fun. It can also be an absolute nightmare in a classroom. Lots of kids with loud instruments can be enjoyable and a fun activity, or it can just mean a headache for the teacher (Quite literally!) You will learn all the skills required to run a smooth and calming session and have those students ready for their lessons.

Kids being Kids will get bored doing the same thing for weeks on end, so you'll have to keep it fresh by finding new ideas and rhythms for them all the time - the InRhythm Facilitator Forum is a platform where trained facilitators discuss their sessions, share ideas and queries.

What will you learn?

The methods used in this professional program are multi layered, a combination of discussion, reflection and hands-on practice will result in an introduction to:

  •  The art of running successful therapeutic rhythm programs
  •  The universal language of drum circle facilitation
  •  The basics of polyrhythm, body-percussion and African drumming (all that’s needed for ongoing sessions)
  •  Using the power of drumming circles to deliver analogies that address sensitive life issues, teamwork and group harmony
  •  The delivery of direct experience / presence meditations
  •  Running therapeutic programs using body percussion exclusively
  •  The practice of using non-verbal communication to facilitate group music sessions
  •  Methods for effectively managing group dynamics
  •  Composition and staging of successful group performances

No Experience Required

This training is designed for absolute beginners through to experienced facilitators. No musical ability is required. In a supportive and relaxed environment you'll have plenty of space to practice and be inspired by others. There is continuing support after course completion through the InRhythm Facilitators forum and further training if required.

Training Dates: More information here

More Information on course content: Course Intention & Focus

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