Whittier Drum Project - Drumming to combat loneliness
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
New Dir Youth Dev. 2005 Summer;(106):73-83, 6.
Hand-drumming to build community: the story of the Whittier Drum Project.
Stone NN. Banyan Tree, USA.
Over the years, the author participated in drum circles and classes in Denver, Fort Collins, and Boulder, Colorado. He noticed that drumming made him feel grounded and at peace. Drumming is very accessible, not like playing the piano or violin. Simple rhythms can be taught to people with no drumming experience very quickly and an ensemble rhythm created with a group in one sitting. Drumming turned out to be a highly effective way to engage with young people not only to address their individual spirits but to join with others to create a community.