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Develop Social & Leadership Skills

As an alternative to today’s competitive educational environment, Drum Cafe provides an exciting and proven lesson in how a diverse group of people can work together towards a common goal. Drumming breaks down barriers to learning created by student cliques, and helps children and teens interact with those outside of their group in a non-competitive way. Through drumming, students develop a new outlook on school when they experience themselves as part of a larger community.

Overview

Below find a list of the School & Non-profit Programs that we offer. Drum Cafe’s educational programs are designed to encourage students to develop their social and leadership skills first through imitation, then through individual expression, and finally through group cooperation. Contact Us to create a program specific to your needs.

Drum Cafe offers a captivating learning experience, specifically designed for children from Kindergarten through 12th grade. Our program expertly weaves elements of social studies, geography, language arts, and mathematics in an engaging and interactive performance that is nothing less than thrilling.

For groups from twenty to eight hundred young people, everyone is provided with a drum. Children experience the benefit of kinesthetic learning through the act of drumming. They learn to play the Djembe Drum from West Africa while understanding how to cooperatively create rhythm.

Drum Cafe’s program teaches the importance of listening, and of demonstrating respect through cooperative effort. Our program successfully motivates children to learn while complementing existing academic curriculum,. Time and again, teachers and administrators have told us that they were impressed at how well the children remained focused for the entire interactive activity.

The role of teachers goes beyond just covering academics. Teachers are also models of healthy cooperation and team synergy. Often a teacher’s actions speak louder than the academic content they are teaching.

To be effective, teachers need quality time that is focused on team development. Drum Cafe’s cooperative team building activities help to alleviate stress while enhancing school community spirit.

Corporate organizations spend thousands of dollars each year on team development to help their organizations run effectively, and to ensure commitment from their employees.

Drum Cafe’s experiential program does the same for school faculty in the context of the educational environment.

The program format is similar to the Drum Cafe corporate program, but with a special focus for schools.

Kick off the school year with an energizing event where everyone gets a drum to play. Drum Cafe will build school spirit at college orientations and deliver an unforgettable experience.

Bring the power of Drum Cafe to your social occasion! From one drummer adding excitement to your cocktail reception, to all guests playing drums in time to the beat, our unique and exciting performances will make your event truly memorable.

We are available for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, weddings, receptions, and birthday parties.

The Drum Cafe event spread enthusiasm like wildfire among my Motorola division. I received more positive feedback from the division heads about this event than any held prior to this. I will definitely be using The Drum Cafe again! Thank you again.

Laura Lazano,

MOTOROLA

The experience was fantastic,and exceeded even my highest expectations and wishes! My staff was stunned, surprised, and enveloped by the magic. They are still talking about it and we are all working together to make the beat go on!

Gail Hansen,

CEO OF SUNTRUST

A unique teambuilding experience, unlike anything we’ve done before. ……….. Truly Stimulating!”

John Lee,

SENIOR VP OF CNN

The Drum Cafe team was simply amazing and had even the most reluctant among us beating a drum with the entire group in just minutes. We’ve had nothing but good comments from the entire organization and many of them are ready to do it again.

Tom Loehr

VP Procurement, Rolls-Royce Corporation

The Drum Cafe rated as one of the highlights of the week. Our teams left energized and very motivated to win in the market. Our objectives were all achieved.

Mark Barnard

VP of Unilever

You did a phenomenal job! The executives and attendees were amazed at how well you incorporated our mission and objectives. I can honestly say that Drum Cafe was the highlight of our conference. We continue to hear comments on how much fun the drumming was and how impressed people were with you. We couldn’t be happier and really wanted to express our sincere thanks for the performance you gave. You truly provided us an uplifting experience that enriched our event!

Kristie Schroeder

Starbucks

“To say the event was outstanding would be an understatement. The team led us through a dynamic, organized session with high energy and humor. This was like no team building we had ever experienced before. Our participants were engaged and energized, and the team building “broke down barriers” in our group to prepare us for the 3 days ahead. Some initial feedback from our participants: “This was the best team building event I have ever attended.” “My favorite part of the past three days was the drumming event.” We had 100% enthusiastic group participation. And even those people we had not expected to participate joined in with excitement.”

Jen Lukitsch

Johnson & Johnson

Thanks to the whole gang for doing such a great job – everyone had a blast at the event, largely due to the Drum Cafe . You guys were the stars of the day!

Paula Heath

Microsoft

Partner with us in Philanthropy

The definition of Philanthropy differs from Charity as philanthropy attempts to nourish and repair in addition to donating money or things. Corporations and individuals can utilize Drum Cafe’s “Drum it Forward” program whereby you buy one Drum Cafe program and donate one Drum Cafe experience or series of programs, to a local school or group with special needs. Client representatives may join Drum Cafe to present the program. If you would like to partner with us in a philanthropic gesture, or if you think your organization qualifies for a free event, please contact our office to discuss possibilities.

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