Experience the medicinal power of music through the National Music Centre's new drop-in music therapy sessions in collaboration with JB Music Therapy.
Drumming in a circle form is one of the many techniques used by Music Therapists. Rhythm through drumming is known to accelerate physical healing, boost the immune system and produce feelings of well-being – not to mention create feelings of connection between all participants. Each FunDrum session will introduce different techniques and offer a fresh perspective on drumming and wellness. Participants will drum, sing songs, explore new instruments, and discuss the impact that music has on daily life. Instruments are provided or participants can bring their own.
Music therapy is the study and practice of how music affects people. Music therapists use music as their primary intervention when working with all population groups. In these weekly sessions, music therapists will incorporate singing, vocalizing, instrument improvisation, exploration of unique sounds and other sensory experiences.
Tempo, timbre, melody, harmony, pitch and genre of music are always considered – with the primary aim of supporting the needs of the clients by opening doors to communication, enticing participation and creating opportunity for inclusive social interactions. Research has shown that music can be an engaging and attractive stimulus for all persons regardless of age or ability.
Led by JB Music Therapy’s Certified Music Therapists, these programs are open to all but ideal for those navigating life transitions, such as Calgary seniors interested in improving their memory and mood.