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Adaptive and Para Music

Who can participate in adaptive and para music?

Anyone, youth and adult, who has a mobility challenge or cognitive impairment that makes participating in traditional programming difficult. This program is co-ed.

  • Spina bifida
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Congenital limb issues
  • Amputations
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Short stature
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Motor dyspraxia
  • Limited range of motion
  • Balance issues
  • Post stroke
  • Blind or visual impairment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Developmental disability

Individuals may ambulate independently or use assistive devices or wheelchairs.

Fall Adaptive and Para Music Program

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Adaptive and Para Music

Starts on: Tue, September 06 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Adaptive and Para Music will follow curriculum from Drums Alive and will include rhythm work, boomwhackers, and cardio drumming. No music experience is necessary.

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Winter 1 Adaptive and Para Music Program

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Adaptive and Para Music

Starts on: Tue, November 08 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

New this fall/winter- STAR will begin offering an adaptive and para music class. This program will follow the Drums Alive curriculum and be taught by a certified instructor. Elements of this class include drumming, boomwhackers, rhythm work, and vocalization.

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What can I expect from adaptive and para music?

  • Rhythm training
  • Movement with boomwhackers
  • Cardio drumming
  • Drums Alive curriculum

What is Drums Alive?

Drums Alive is a brain and body program that includes physical, mental, emotional, and social components of wellness. Drums Alive allows for expression and creativity through the rhythm of drumming and the passion of movement. The activity of drumming creates alpha and beta waves in the brain. Often times, alpha waves are very limited- drumming is able to create alpha waves and has been effective in pain management. Alpha waves create a sense of relaxation and calm, where beta waves are seen during high levels of concentration. Drums Alive will create both brain waves and will encourage right and left brain coordination. Check out the action!