"Great, very real, up to date, very capable of implementing, great faciliation with great tools."
Robert Joyce, Deputy Principal, Mullewa District High School
"The group drumming experience provides an opportunity for an immensely satisfying connection to others. It is particularly valuable for those who are, for one reason or another, socially isolated. The group drumming process promotes a range of social skills including listening skills, problem solving and empathy."
Lesley Radloff, Manager of Aboriginal Education, Midlands WA.
“There was a noticeable change in two or three of the most behaviourally challenged participants, who when they first arrived needed almost constant care and supervision, but by the end of the program were participating equally co-operatively with the other students and in one particular case leading by example.”
Daniel Kidd - Counsellor
“It has helped various cultural groups in the school as well as individual children who are at risk both socially and emotionally make important links to their overall wellbeing as well as giving them an avenue to display an area of their own culture. I am sure their assimilation into the Australian culture has also been enhanced by this program. We have been delighted with the students progress both academically and socially after completing this program. Also their self esteem has improved dramatically.”
Janet Anthony Deputy Principal, Koondoola IEC.
"Very Useful and Practical, Brilliant."
Kathy McPhee – Teacher – Intensive English centre.
"Loved it – everything about it. Very appropriate, particularly to the young people I work with. A great way to effectively engage people surrounding important ideas using music."
Norman Menadue – Senior Counselor – Community Drug Service Team
"Great, very real, up to date, very capable of implementing, great facilitation with good tools."
Robert Joyce – Deputy Principal, Mullewa, District High School
"The training was excellent and I can see myself using it in my organization. Very beneficial to youth work."
Melita Waters – Broome Youth Service
"Fun, inventive – a creative way of working with young people at risk."
James Gibson – Aboriginal Education officer
"It was great, lots to take away and think about."
Peter Nordberg, D & A Counselor, Mission Australia
"Very inventive, fun, well presented, inspiring analogies. Awesome!"
Peter Lawson, Youth Engagement worker, Tangentyere Land Council, Alice Springs
"I am very impressed and convinced of its potential effectiveness."
Sudha Coutrino, North West Mental Health Service
"Best PD ever."
John Ayling – Deputy Principal, Manjimup Senior High School
"Fantastic – would recommend it to everyone."
Narelle Taylor, Teacher, Kalgoorlie PS
"Great, thoroughly enjoyed it – such potential to do great things."
Bernadette Pomone – Prison Psychologist
"Thorough – tasks require participants to consider the material covered in the course."
Hayley Harris – Senior Counselor, Kimberley Drug Service Team
“ Great package. Lots of great ideas that can be used either as a whole program or separately if needed.”
Emily Shanahan – Lecturer in Music Therapy, University of Melbourne
“ I think the DRUMBEAT program is excellent. I am a music therapist and I found it very well thought through” Joanne McIntyre – “This is an excellent program, very practical."
Manager of Clinical Services, Golden Stave Musical Therapy Centre, NSW and clear” – Iani Constable
"Very solid program, just what our young indigenous people need to get them to a place where they can make healthy choices, where they can safely experience being a valued member of the community, and where they can take control of their lives in ways that are meaningful to them.”
Melissa Sellick, Psychologist, MH service Townsville, Qlnd