Rose Husted, Teacher of Expressive Drumming
My goal is to encourage individual expression by weaving together drumming and singing. After I teach each song, with suggested hand-drumming rhythms and lyrics, I invite people to add their own improvisation to the song. I demonstrate and teach improvisational drumming and vocal skills, such as listening to others, taking turns, and being creative. It's not just about drumming, you may choose to sing, hum, or play a different instrument. I sometimes play my guitar, as people drum along to one of my original songs.
We offer the opportunity to become actively engaged with music and with others. Listening to music
is powerful, but drumming and singing is even more effective for enhancing
energy and raising your vibration. The beauty of group improvisation is that it emerges purely from a connection formed between people who are co-creating the music. When we drum together, we can experience a feeling of connection with others.
The benefits of drumming can carry over into other areas of your life. Your ability to focus may improve as you
practice holding a rhythm while others play a different rhythm.
Scientific studies have demonstrated the health benefits
gained from recreational music-making. Information regarding this is
available on the "Benefits" page of this website. To find out what people are saying about their experience with Expressive Drumming, click on the "Feedback" page.