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Group Empowerment Drumming






HealthRHYTHMS is a research-based group drumming protocol which has demonstrated biological and pscyho-social benefits.  


HealthRHYTHMS is a fun, innovative, and creative Recreational Music Program for Health and Wellness!  No experience is necessary! Drums will be provided!

HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming isn't about successful drumming, rather the drum is used as a music-making wellness tool for physical exercise, communication, creativity, self-expression, and spirituality.  It has been proven to reduce stress on the genomic level, strengthen the immune system, improve mood, reduce burnout, and is a great exercise in music-making while exercising brain activity.  

The HealthRHYTHMS Protocol was developed by neurologist 
Barry Bittman, MD in collaboration with Remo Drum Company Remo, Inc.  At the conclusion of the study of the immune system effects, Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, MA, Karl Bruhn, Father of the Music-Making and Wellness, and Barry Bittman, MD worked together to develop the training program to teach the specific protocol which demonstrated a healthful biological impact.  The protocol was  named “HealthRHYTHMS”.


Drumming REALLY IS Good for Your Health!  Scientific Evidence-Based Elements with the Research that Supports It!

For Articles of Research see : Research

HealthRHYTHMS Program Themes are created based on the individual needs of your group or organization.

For an example see: HealthRHYTHMS in the Workplace.



Cindy blazed the trail for Drum Circle Facilitation for Wellness with the Senior Community in Houston, TX.  With her pioneering spirit she facilitates close to 200 HealthRHYTHMS drum circles a year.  She is now blazing the trail again, bringing this HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM into the BUSINESS and EDUCATION communities.  


In 2010, Cindy became a trained HealthRHYTHMS Facilitator with REMO after being trained by world renowned Music Therapist, and Drum Circle Facilitator, Christine Stevens and Neurologist, Dr. Barry Bittman, Board Chariman, CEO and President of the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute. 


Stevens and Bittman created the HealthRHYTHMS program with REMO and did the research with seniors, staff, and caregivers, in order to bring this evidence-based health and wellness program to life. 



HealthRHYTHMS has proven to be a successful program in many other venues including these and more:

Health Care


Workplace Wellness

Senior Communities



HealthRHYTHMS Group Empowerment Drumming

See these additional links for more programs:

Drumming Programs, Workplace Wellness, and Team Building

What is...


Group Empowerment Drumming




NOT ABOUT -                                  GROUP DRUMMING IS...

  • Inspiring Successful Drumming   =>      Inspiring Successful Living

  • Exceptional Performance            =>      Exceptional Support and Personal Expression

  • Teaching People to Play             =>      Giving People Permission to Play

  • Acquiring Technique                   =>      Sharing for the Sake of Personal EMPOWERMENT

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