Need drums? Remo, Inc. supports UCLArts and Healing in Matching Grant Opportunities for Communities

Need drums? Remo, Inc. supports UCLArts and Healing in Matching Grant Opportunities for Communities

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Valencia, CA - Remo, Inc. has given UCLArts and Healing funding to enable them to offer a matching grant opportunity for the purchase of Remo drums by the community – anywhere in the nation. A community group can purchase the new line of Versa drums in sets of 15 or 30, at rates lower than buying them used. Scroll down for link to application form with rate sheet and eligibility information.

Remo has designed the Versa drums to meet the needs of schools and other community settings. They are exceedingly durable, with interchangeable heads for variety in sound and volume, and for easy replacement. They are nestable to reduce storage space, and extremely lightweight - enabling you to carry several at a time.

UCLArts and Healing advocacy for drumming came about as a result of a UCLA study of children in a program integrating activities from contemporary drum circles and group counseling. The results showed significant reductions in total behavior problems, and specific behaviors related to inattention, withdrawn/depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, attention deficit/hyperactivity, oppositional defiance, and sluggish cognitive tempo.??This program, called Beat the Odds: Social and Emotional Skill Building Delivered in a Framework of Drumming is available for community use through a scripted manual, DVD, and training program. It is designed for anyone to deliver - even those without any musical background. And this program is adaptable to a variety of populations.?UCLArts and Healing found drumming to be a uniquely inclusive and community building activity, owing to its universal appeal and strong nonverbal component, which enables persons of all abilities to participate.

UCLArts and Healing Matching Grant Program for Drums - Application Form.doc

Click here for information about our Beat the Odds training program (including published studies, video clips, and testimonials).


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