Research Backed

Drums Alive® is the original and only evidence-based drumming fitness, health, wellness program that provides a “Whole Brain & Whole Body” workout which promotes physical, social, emotional, and cognitive health at all life stages.  We work directly with research teams at the University of Chemnitz, Germany, Texas State University, Southern Connecticut State University, University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, and University of Kentucky to prove the claims we make of its effectiveness.

The Drum Beat Chemnitz Drumming Research Project with Drums Alive


Drummer-150x150In 2010 Drums Alive® took part in a scientific study THE DRUM BEAT Chemnitz Drumming Project a worldwide, unique research project that was created to answer scientific questions as well as derive and evaluate social and medical measures using the characteristics of drumming and movement. The Drum Beat was inspired by a research project of the University of Gloucestershire and University of Chichester, titled the “Clem Burke Drumming Project” where for the first time worldwide investigations on the physical demands of drumming/percussion were established. The Chemnitz University of Technology [CUT] was invited to participate in this collaborative research thus extending the research focus by using cognitive parameters alongside many others.

The Drum Beat strives to investigate the broader application of drumming, movement and exercise with an interdisciplinary team of scientists, musicians, teachers, physicians, therapists and communal authorities. The teams are working towards establishing interventions and structures to provide positive effects using the common language of drumming and movement. Drums Alive®, the first fitness trend that combines drumming and movement through a multi-modular approach was identified as one of the key interventions of study for its practicality and holistic approach. The Drum Beat is investigating and applying all aspects of drumming in one inter-disciplinary project to benefit of society in the context of physical and mental health, social challenges, inter- cultural aspects, music and education.

At Drums Alive, we are firmly committed to on-going research and we are honored to play an active role in this effort to provide programming that is evidence-based.  We don’t merely refer to or cite others’ research studies, we work closely with the research teams in developing the research protocols and we exercise great care to ensure truthful, unbiased outcomes and reporting.

Feel free to contact us at hello@drums-alive for more information and copies of the research posters and articles.


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