Holyoake’s DRUMBEAT wins the prestigious 2018 Exemplary Model Program Award from the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA).
This award further acknowledges the fact that DRUMBEAT breaks down communication barriers and connects participants meaningfully with themselves and others. This evidence-based structured protocol uses drumming to engage students, lift their self-confidence and teach a range of life skills.
DRUMBEAT has been rolled out across more than 40 schools in Polk County, Florida. Holyoake’s USA Master Trainer Jessica Fredricks said the program is in high demand. “Rhythm is a great tool that engages both halves of the brain – so when teachers incorporate rhythm into their lessons you get more bang for your educational buck; students learn faster and retain the information for longer. I think this is really going to revolutionize education in the States, because it is evidence-based and outcome-orientated, there is science behind this.” says Jessica.