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Christopher Ramirez completed extensive training and earned a certificate in HealthRHYTHMS protocols.  The benefits of recreational music-making are well recognized and promote positive results with a diverse population.  Evidence based research “demonstrated statistically significant positive cell-mediated immune system changes that correlated with one-hour drumming sessions using the HealthRTHYMS group empowerment drumming protocol.”  (Bittman and colleagues, Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, January 2001) 

The HealthRHYTHMS approach has been successful and is widely accepted as a cost effective strategy for reducing stress.  Caregivers, employees, and managers in the corporate, wellness and medical professions experience an overwhelming sense of partnership when they journey through the protocols because health drumming enhances team awareness that improves employee morale.  It builds camaraderie within the group which ultimately leads to a positive workplace environment.  “More than ever, there is a need today to connect the workplace and recreational music-making as a wellness activity.

Regardless of prior musical experience, individual background, or unique life challenges, HealthRHYTHMS group drumming allows each participant to find their personal rhythm with a simple beat that opens up the hearts and the minds to new concepts.  Words alone cannot meet that goal in such a short period of time.  After only one hour of group drumming, participants emerge feeling relaxed and stress free. 

“The quest for Well Being” pamphlet identifies the 7 Evidence–based

Elements of Group Drumming which include:

•Stress reduction



•Camaraderie / Support




Stated in the HealthRHYTHMS Philosophy: (

“Group drumming is not about inspiring successful drumming – it’s about inspiring successful living.”

“Group drumming is not about exceptional performance – it’s about exceptional support and personal expression.”

Group drumming’s best facilitators are not only talented musicians – they are caring, compassionate and intuitive guides.”