Welcome

Welcome

Hello Visitors, Welcome to my Hands-On! Drumming® Corporate Events and Community Drumming Blog! Why Drumming For Corporate Team Building And Conference Ice Breaking? Purpose-driven Group Drumming has been used by people worldwide for thousands of years to: -energize...

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Drumming For Corporate Team Building

Drumming For Corporate Team Building

Note from Jim Greiner: This article first appeared in the March, 2018 issue of the Percussive Arts Society's periodical, "Percussive Notes". The Percussive Arts Society is a wonderful resource for drummers and percussionists worldwide for information and to network....

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Flow And Groove

Flow And Groove

One of the participants in a recent corporate team building rhythm session that I conducted in San Diego remarked that he was moved to re-read the book, Flow, because i included that concept in the session.  That inspired me to re-read parts of it again, myself! I...

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Drumming For Health & Well Being

Drumming For Health & Well Being

Drumming affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually in profoundly uplifting ways. This is why people all over the earth have drummed in some manner throughout history. In the past few years, studies conducted in hospitals and universities (some...

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The Four P’s Of Practicing

The Four P’s Of Practicing

Practice is both a verb, to practice a skill (a musical instrument, for example), and a noun, a life-practice (such as Yoga, Meditation, Music, etc.) that reinforces positive Life Rhythms... beneficial patterns of Attitude and Action.  We reinforce both through...

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Empowering People To Empower Each Other

Empowering People To Empower Each Other

"I was excited to have the large drum (Djembe) to play, and I thought that I'd have a fun time banging away on it to blow off steam... to release stress!" "But, as soon as I started to play, I realized that, since I had such a large, powerful instrument, I had a...

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Playing Music For Communications Skills and Healthy Brains

Playing Music For Communications Skills and Healthy Brains

A recent Canadian study documented in The Journal of Neuroscience reports, "Musical activities are an engaging form of cognitive brain training." The study concluded, " Researchers found that musicians' brains were able to process speech better than those who were...

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Drumming And The Three Core Principles Of Team Building

Drumming And The Three Core Principles Of Team Building

My corporate team building programs in Silicon Valley and worldwide are built upon my worldwide drumming travels, including two years in Africa. During my drumming treks, I am again and again struck with the profoundly fundamental way in which group drumming...

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Rhythm: The Universal Language

Rhythm: The Universal Language

The young software designer from India looked across our circle of drummers at his colleague from northern Europe, grinned broadly and exclaimed, “I loved the part you were playing, so I copied it. It was so very easy for me to play!” The other fellow looked...

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Corporate Team Building Rhythms: Responding To Challenges

Corporate Team Building Rhythms: Responding To Challenges

"Greiner has had his fair share of challenges when conducting drumming programs for corporate groups. ... the versatility of drums enables him to turn them into memorable teaching moments. 'The restaurant chain Chipotle once asked me to do a team-building,...

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