A Music Lover’s First Drum Lesson

With drums, shakers and tambourines in tow, Dr. Mark and a few of the drummers from the Thriveology Drum Circle headed to the Littleton Care and Rehabilitation in Aurora, Denver for a special event last week. One of the residents there, Judd, was a very active musician in his younger days with brass instruments as well as guitar. He hasn’t been able to play in a while due to health issues, but the staff at the center say he’s always humming. When Dr. Mark and Dr. Carly learned that Judd has always wanted to try percussion, they knew they give him a taste of the of Drum Circle!

The residents get their first lesson from Dr. Mark.

The residents get their first lesson from Dr. Mark. Photo Credit Ken Rinehart Media.

A drum circle is defined as a group of people who participate in playing drums and other instruments with the main goal to share rhythm and get in touch one another. The doctors at Thriveology believe that participating in a drum circle is an activity that helps one reach greater levels of wellness.

Not only did Judd get a lesson in playing the drum, but several other residents were ready to join in on the Drum Circle. It was a wonderful time of sharing in rhythm and community!

Dr. Mark and Judd smile for the camera! Photo Credit Ken Rinehart Media

Dr. Mark and Judd smile for the camera! Photo Credit Ken Rinehart Media

We are thankful to Littleton Care and Rehabilitation for letting us come. We really appreciate the volunteers who brought drum circle to Judd and his co-residents, so we offer our heartfelt thanks to Joe Nelson, Ken Reinhart (videographer,photographer), and Roy Willey.

Thriveology’s mission is to offer healing events for the community. We also provide a monthly Raw, Vegan and Living Foods Potluck!

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