LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Drumtime founder John Lacques stopped by KCAL9 Sunday morning to talk about the power of a playing a beat.
Lacques has run the rhythm-based program for 11 years, working with at-risk youth, people with special needs and the elderly.READ MORE: 2 Long Beach Grocery Stores Shutting Down Saturday Over Hero Pay Law
“Everyone can bang on something, do a shaker or play a bell… It’s very intrinsic in our nature to play drums,” he said, adding that his facilitated drum circles are meant to “empower people to feel their true nature.”READ MORE: Armed Suspect Caught On Camera Robbing Group Of People In A West Hollywood Alley
Lacques admitted some people have “trepidation,” but he’s found over the years drumming can help even his most straight-laced clients let loose.
“It’s hard with adults. Kids are like, ‘Yes! Let’s do this.’ Adults, some really want to do it and others are like, ‘Uh, I don’t know about this.’ But by the end of it, the guy’s taking off his tie and leading the conga line around the conference room,” he said.MORE NEWS: Motive Unknown After 8 Killed At Indianapolis FedEx Facility
For more information about Drumtime, visit the organization’s website.