Drums Alive® Basic Instructor Certificate Training – Online

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Course Introduction

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Welcome to the Drums Alive® Basic Instructor Certificate Online Training Course. Congratulations on taking your first steps towards becoming a Drums Alive® Basic instructor and gaining the knowledge, competence, and practical…

Disclaimer and Instructor Agreement

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Please read through and understand our terms before continuing. Thank you.   Disclaimer Consult your physician before beginning this or any other exercise program.  The instruction and recommendation offered are…

Lesson 1: The Drums Alive® Story

The Drums Alive® Story                Picture a room full of people of different sizes, ages and abilities. Some are fit and some are not,…

Lesson 2: Drums Alive® Mission, Vision, and Goals

Length: 10 minutesComplexity: Standard

Drums Alive® joins the dynamic movements of aerobic dance with the pulsating rhythms of the drum. It is a unique sensorimotor program that is designed to give the mind and…

Lesson 4: Music, Rhythm, and Movement

Music and Rhythm “People are drawn toward dynamic and repetitive rhythms, as we recognize the timeless and true aspects of them. The beating of hearts and cycle of breaths are…

Lesson 5: Movement Therapy

Every human is always engaged in motion. This rhythmical motility or “dancing” is a means of direct expression. It is often more explicit and direct than verbalization. This inner dance…

Lesson 6: Music; Influence and Benefits

Influence of Music and Rhythm An African saying goes, “if you can talk, then you can sing. If you can walk, you can dance.” Many world cultures understand and use…

Lesson 7: Properties of Music

“Music moves in time and dance moves in time and space. Knowledge brings added pleasure to the entire experience.” Jean Ekins – 2005 Music is a key component of any…

Lesson 8: Drumming

THE DRUM  The drum is one of the most ancient instruments, dating back tens of thousands of years. It has been used for festivals, celebrations, healings, and rituals in the…

Lesson 9: Effects and Benefits of Drumming

Seven effects of drumming: 1. Brain and the Central Nervous System Medical Investigations by Neher, 1990. A Physiological Explanation of Unusual Behavior in Ceremonies Involving Drums showed that drumming effects…

Lesson 17: Drums Alive Programming

From drumming to Drums Alive® – a completely new and innovative way to experience movement and rhythm. Drums Alive® is a new trend arising in group fitness. This holistic workout…

Lesson 18: Wellness and Creativity

Wellness and Wellness Beats “When people gather to drum, they gather to heal and facilitate an awakening to a powerful light within. Drumming wakes up something inside, a palpable energy,…

Lesson 19: Benefits and Components of Drums Alive®

Benefits of the Drums Alive® Program Like other moderate weight-bearing activities, such as cycling, aerobics, dancing or brisk walking, Drums Alive® can help: Strengthen bones and muscles, diminishing stress on…

Lesson 20: Equipment Required and Safety Tips

Equipment Required Before beginning the Drums Alive® program one needs to know what type of equipment is best suited for the participating population. In addition, basic drumming and movement skills…

Lesson 23: Drums Alive® Class Design

Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience, Drums Alive® combines all the benefits of a traditional fitness program with the benefits of music…

Lesson 24: Drums Alive® Choreography

Drums Alive® Simple Choreography- Example Counts 1-8                   4 Double Beat 1-8                   8 Single Beat Repeat 1-8                   8 Side Beats 1-8                   4 Clicks Overhead Repeat 1-4                   Grapevine to RB…

Lesson 25: Additional Drumming Activities

Additional Wellness Beats Activities In Wellness Beats it is especially important to improve socialization, cooperation and a sense of belonging. Group interaction and eye contact is especially important in Wellness…

Lesson 26: Summary and Additional Trainings

Summary Remember, the Drums Alive® program is not about just hitting the stability ball for a fun workout, it is about teaching to the “whole individual” and adding the elements…

Final Exam

You’re almost there! You’ve completed all of our lessons for the Drums Alive Basic Instructor Certification course, and just ahead lies the final exam. Please prepare yourself for this exam,…

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