Explore hand drumming in free Tuesday class

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    By Paul Roberts
    Special to The PREVIEW
    Join musician and music therapist Paul Roberts for a free hand-drumming class at the Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse on Tuesday, Oct. 24, at noon.
    All are welcome. Hand drums will be provided for those who don’t have one.
    The goal of the class is to have fun by exploring the drum’s tonal possibilities and applying them to rhythmic patterns and improvisation.
    Drumming is a universal language; every culture has some form of drumming tradition.
    Hand drumming is fun, creative, great exercise and a good opportunity to make new friends.
    Recent studies are finding significant health benefits from hand drumming, including reducing stress, boosting the immune system, accelerating physical healing, improving cognitive abilities and increasing spontaneity, communication skills and self-confidence.
    According to researcher and music educator Dr. Anita Collins, “While listening to music engages the brain in some pretty interesting activities, playing music is the brain’s equivalent of a full-body workout, activating practically every area of the brain at once.”
    This free class requires no special abilities, so come have fun with drums.
    The Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave. For further information, email banjocrazy@centurytel.net or call 731-3117.