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What is HealthBeat?

HealthBeat is a TTM Winston-Salem (formerly Living Rhythms) program that focuses on the health benefits of drumming from a mind-body perspective. This program integrates the best of the West African drumming tradition with the best of modern medical science. HealthBeat is based upon national research pointing out the documented medical benefits of drumming and its affects on stress and immune system function.

The Science Behind HealthBeat

The science behind HealthBeat is based upon the HealthRhythms Drumming Protocol, a specific step-by-step music therapy intervention scientifically shown to reverse the classic stress response and increase natural killer cell activity. This is not a community drum circle or an African drumming class. Researchers developed the HealthRhythms Protocol by process of trial and error, analyzing group drumming to determine exactly what elements of the activity produce health benefits.


The health benefits of drumming have been scientifically researched and documented in many major publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, and several top medical journals.

For more about the health benefits of drumming:

Who is HealthBeat for?

HealthBeat is for persons of all ages and all stages of health. No musical ability is necessary. You don’t even have to own a drum. This is not about learning musical technique. It is about health and well-being and fun! HealthBeat is a perfect fit for:
  • Assisted living facilities
  • Group Homes
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Schools
  • Training Seminars
  • Retreats
  • Churches
  • Corporations
  • Businesses
  • Substance Abuse Programs


Here are testimonials from a group of older adults:
“Ageless feeling.”
“The rhythm seemed to relax us and heightened the fellowship.”
“Enjoyed the togetherness along with the individuality. Rhythm is such an emotional connector to your inner feelings. Thanks.”

We’re Ready!

If you’re ready for a quote on a HealthBeat drumming program, please contact the TTM Winston-Salem office at 336-774-3898 or email

We provide the drums, and no prior musical experience is necessary.

For Questions or More Info, Please Call Us at 336-774-3898 or Email:
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