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: COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In LA County
“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: Multiple Residents Report Bear Sighting In Simi Valley Neighborhood
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: Local Firefighters Begin 9/11 Memorial Ride Cross-Country
For more information about Drumtime, visit the organization’s website.