Welcome to Drum with Us
Ray is the founder of Drum with Us and runs workshops throughout the UK for a wide spectrum of audiences. He is able to bring his skills as a teacher, facilitator, an experienced drummer and Person Centred Counsellor to all areas of his work from Schools through to Mental Health, Special Needs, at risk populations and a variety of other special groups or organisations. Ray has also spent 25 years in the public sector working around the world (Africa, Carribean, Middle East and Europe ) and is able to bring his learning and his skills to your session.
Drum with Us is able to offer, tailored experiential fun filled hands on rhythmical experiences. We can create an interactive musical environment using drums, percussion and voice to create a collective rhythmical piece of work involving collaboration between all the participants. The emphasis at all times is on fun and maximum participation.
Drum with Us also works with Schools, Specialist and Disability groups to create specific programmes to support curriciulum outcomes, celebrate achievement and to illustrate, develop and promote life, social and personal skills, and to build confidence. We are able to teach and develop culturally specific rhythms to for schools or groups to perform or to just to play together.
Ray is also experienced at leading special needs, hospice, bereavement and counsellor groups using HealthRhythms, other developed protocols and his counselling skills to work with these audiences in exploration through rhythm.
Ray is passionate about using the drum as a tool to not only teach, but also to explore ourselves and the environment we are in and to bring his skills to the classroom, the drum circle, counselling and corporate environment for group and personal growth.
The drum is one of the most accessible and responsive methods to assist in:
- Promoting health and wellness
- Enhance psychological well being
- Provide an emotional response
- Help reduce stress
- Improve sensory integration
- Self expression
- The act of creativity is essential in maintaining a healthy and balanced look on life.
Ray is DBS ( Formerly CRB ) cleared and has public liability insurance.
For more information and bookings with Drum with Us: Contact Ray