Introduction to Hand Drumming – 26 Video Learning Series!

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Introduction to Hand Drumming is a comprehensive video series for beginners and intermediate hand drum percussionists.

The 26 video course covers a variety of topics:

  • Introduction to Hand Drumming
  • Introduction to Rhythmic Structures
  • Introduction to Beginner and Intermediate Tones and Techniques
  • Djembe
  • Cajon
  • Congas
  • A variety of grooves on each drum covering a wide range of musical styles

Introduction to Hand Drumming is taught by Sergeant First Class Retired, Mike Reyes. Mike is a life long musician with a degree in percussion from the University of Akron.

You can subscribe to this course today as either Monthly or Yearly!

Warrior and Chillicothe VA Join Forces for the ‘Veterans Drum From Home’ Program

Bringing Drum-Based Art Therapy  to Veterans Virtually

Art Therapy has recently seen a surge of interest throughout the health-care community. At it’s core we’re reminded of what we already knew: Expressing yourself through art makes you feel better and helps you release emotions that you might struggle with otherwise. 

Warrior Beat and the Chillicothe Veterans Affair Medical Center (VMCA) have teamed up to create an art therapy program that centers around facilitated group drumming. Included as part of the Whole Health initiative, group drumming allows veterans suffering from PTSD, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and other mental and physical disabilities, to find a release for their emotion and physical challenges. 

Therapeutic drumming is bolstered by a multitude of scientific studies that focus on things such as reintegration, entrainment, alleviation from symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other physical therapy benefits as well.

The Veterans Drum From Home program is an online, live streamed, program that allows veterans to participate from the comfort of their homes. This approach is beneficial twofold: It’s been effective during the ongoing pandemic as well as allowing veterans who are unable to leave the confines of their home for any other reason a chance to participate. 

If you are a health-care provider interested in this program please contact us at for more information.