Experience the benefits of music at Tuesday session


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, April 10, at noon.
The class offers a welcoming environment that encourages fun, creativity, playfulness and connecting with others.
Through hand drumming, body percussion, air drumming, singing and playing instruments from around the world, participants explore an expansive range of musical expression.
Innate to human beings, music has existed in myriad forms in every known culture throughout the world. Like language, music is a form of communication that belongs to everyone. Throughout the ages, music has played a powerful role in community life, healing, spirituality, education and entertainment.
Through recent scientific observations, the magnetism and potency of music have been coming to light. Thanks to neuroimaging, a relatively new discipline within medicine, neuroscience and psychology, the phenomenal powers of music are being verified through technologies that image the structure of the nervous system.
This new scientific understanding, that music engages just about every region of the human brain, sounds a clarion call to explore ways we can enhance our lives through music.
The drumming class provides an innovative and easily accessible approach to the benefits of music.
For more information about the Pagosa Springs hand-drumming class, email banjocrazy@centurytel.net or call 731-3117. The Pagosa Lakes Clubhouse is located at 230 Port Ave.