Rhythm of Life, Inc. provides ensemble drumming experiences and interactive performances to groups of people of all ages and levels of ability, from pre-school through elderly care, for people with and without disabilities, beginners and experienced players.
The overall goals of Rhythm of Life are to bolster the self esteem of individual participants, demonstrate the relationship of the individual to the group, foster a sense of belonging and confidence, nurture the spirit of communication, encourage group awareness, and provide a sense of accomplishment. Through contact with the instruments and music of other cultures we become aware of our place in the global community, and increase our understanding of those around us.
Rhythm of Life was founded in 1987 and incorporated in 1995. We have provided thousands of sessions over the years to a large variety of groups. We have visited schools, senior centers, churches, camps and other facilities across the United States. We have trained facilitators and developed programs for people with Parkinson’s Disease. We have led training sessions for educators and therapists who work with children on the Autism Spectrum, and for those suffering from Trauma Disorder. We have facilitated drumming sessions in the Middle East with mixed groups of Israeli and Palestinian youth. We have trained ceremonial drummers in Makuni Village in methods they can employ to work on a regular basis with children with disabilities in Livingston, Zambia. The Milocan Project is our long term project in Haiti, and we currently travel to Haiti four times per year. (Please read more about this essential project in the Milocan Project section.)
In a nutshell, Rhythm of Life provides unique, exciting, attractive opportunities for interaction. These sessions are an excellent medium for nurturing the spirit of community, and the value of these programs has been proven time and time again. We thoroughly enjoy every opportunity to fulfill our potential, and share our music, our methods and techniques, and our passion around the world.
“Long after the drums are still, feelings of confidence and the
joys of cooperation live on in the hearts of the drummers.”