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Drumming in the New Year

Did you know drumming has all kinds of health benefits?

Drum circles are becoming more and more popular in the senior living industry as research continues to show how effective drumming circles are for health, not only for residents but staff as well.

Drumming reduces stress, boosts the immune system, helps to release negative feelings, […]

Holiday Music — It’s not too soon!

We have just booked 3 Thanksgiving and Christmas party dates for the upcoming holidays!! Every year, my subcontractors (Kindred Spirits Music Therapy, Rose City Music Therapy and Waves Music Therapy) and I are asked to provide musical “entertainment” for client and family parties. While this isn’t really “music therapy” per se, we […]

UpBeat Music Therapy Services welcomes Dan!

Welcome to our team, Dan!  

UpBeat welcomes Dan to our team!  Dan is a Southern Californian and is a jazz guitarist, percussionist and has experience in recording arts studies.  Dan has strong clinical skills and a calm, accepting, and inviting presence.  Dan will be serving groups of older adults as well as middle school […]

February “It Might As Well Be Spring” Drum Circle

Improve your Mood, Reduce Stress, Boost your Immune System!CDM SERVICES PRESENTSFebruary Drum CircleTuesday, February 7th, 5:30 pmGallery 360,111 W. 9th Street,Vancouver, WANo musical experience necessary – our music therapist will show you what to do.All drums and other small percussion instruments provided, or bring your own.Suggested Donation: $5to benefit CDM Adult Day Services […]

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Winter Drum Circle

Improve your Mood, Reduce Stress, Boost your Immune System!No musical experience necessary – our music therapist will show you what to do.All drums and other small percussion instruments provided, or bring your own.Suggested Donation: $5to benefit CDM Adult Day Services music therapy programCDM SERVICES PRESENTSWinter Drum CircleTuesday, January 10th5:30 pmGallery 360,111 W. 9th Street,Vancouver, […]

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I met a lovely couple at the hospital the other day that were very interested in music therapy, and as we were singing and talking, a respiratory therapist joined in and got a dose of music therapy too!  Then, last night at our Pre-holiday Drum Circle, 7 new people joined us, to make 10 […]

Drum Circle November 29 at Gallery 360

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Drum Circle November 29

Drum CircleTuesday, November 295:30 pmGallery 360

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Wow!  Another great drum circle yesterday at Latte Da Coffee House and Wine Bar!  The circle was attended by an amazing group of both novice and experienced drummers, including a lovely woman who wrote her doctoral dissertation on the healing power of the drum.  The group also included a woman who taught her nonverbal […]

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A very successful drum circle yesterday at Gallery 360 added 11 new people to my list!  The drum circle was well attended, with several returning drummers and 11 new ones.  It was a fun, relaxing, yet invigorating time!