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Group Rhythm and Drumming with Older Adults



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By Barbara Reuer, PHD, NMT, MT-BC; Barbara Crowe, MM, MT-BC, Barry Bernstein, MT-BC.
Subtitle: Music Therapy Techniques and Multimedia Training Guide.
This book provides content training for the use of group percussion strategies with mature adults. In fact, it promotes senior peers as group facilitators and/or co-leaders. No previous musical trainnig is necessary in order to benefit from, manage and execute your own adult music making program. The intended audience includes:
- Music Therapists   - Music Educators            - Recreational Therapists  
- Musicians              - Volunteer Coordinators  - Activity Directors
The digital video disk sampler demonstrates program content amongst a group of volunteer leaders. The program concept may be delivered in many settings serving older adults such as:
- Elderhostels                        - Senior Centers                 - Open Senior College
- Religious/Spiritual Centers   - Retirement Communities   - Health and Wellness Centers
115 pages.

Introduction - Demograpic Revolution, Muisc Therapy Practice, The Wellness Movement, Rhythm-
     Based Music Therapy, Summary
Working with Older Adults
   Myths and Fact About Aging
   Functioning of Older Adults
      Physical Functioning
      Psychological/Emotional Functioning
      Social Functioning
Training Curriculum
   Responsibilities of Volunteers
   Group Percussion/Rhythm Facilitation Principles
   Goals and Objectives of Percussion/Rhythm Program
   4-Week Training Curriculum
   Warm-Up Activites (Used with accompanying DVD)
   Group Focus Activities
   Rhythm Drumming Activities
Establishing Older Adult Volunteer Programs in Your Community
   Steps to Securing Sites for Training Programs
   Securing Financial Support for Training Programs
   Finding Volunteer Trainees
   Conducting Professional Presentations
   Concluding Remarks
Appendix A - Support Materials
Appendix B - Equipment Recommendations
Appendix C - Strategic Allinances: The Music Products Industry and the Music Therapy Profession
Appendix D - Digital Video Disk Contents: Group Rhythm and Drumming Techniques and


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West Music Store
I am starting a group drumming program for my LTC residents...and will be training support staff to assist and/or facilitate groups. I attended an all day music therapy workshop over twenty years ago that was facilitated by the authors of this publication..."Rhythm for Life".
Michelle C on Nov 29, 2011

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