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Healing with the Drumset: A Powerful Resource for Drum Teachers and Therapists of Students with Disabilities
by Pat Gesualdo
As the developer of Tension Free Drumming Concepts, I'm certainly no stranger to the health benefits of drumming. My TFD concepts were developed to work with, not against, the body. Over the years I've taught many students not only with special needs but those who have had a number of medical issues and they have all benefited from drumming regularly.
That said, I was especially looking forward to checking out this book by Pat Gesualdo who launched the non-profit organization DVD (Drums and Disabilities), which is an education program that has been used by psychologists, therapists, and teachers around the world.
Part 1: Drum Lessons
Part 2: Drum Therapy
Part 3: Teacher's Guide
The book concludes with a glossary of common disabilities and disorders.
Bottom Line: Drum Therapy Book/CD
I would like to add that drumming is not only beneficial for those with disabilities but can be invaluable as a means of getting and staying in shape for every person on the planet whether they ever thought of playing drums or not.
For years I have been introducing drumming as a form of exercise to those who have never dreamed of drumming and received nothing but positive response. Even from the elderly in nursing homes, because drumming is so much fun and so easy to do. And whether you play an actual drum beat with all four limbs in a coordinated manner or just move all four limbs haphazardly, it doesn't matter. Your health will improve just the same.
I recommend this guide to anyone interested in learning what is possible when you bring drumming to those with special needs. It could even help drum instructors, who may not be all that patient, to become better teachers to all of their students!
Available at a retail price of $16.99 for the book/CD.
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