Musical Therapy and the Panda Drum

April 18, 2021 3 min read

I know your first question is: So what is music therapy? Simply defined;Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. It can be used in a number of ways and more specifically within the autism spectrum. There’s been a number of great case studies where interventions with music show an increase in social responsiveness in a child with autism! This is not only a great stress reliever but overall improves the quality of life through music therapy! 

Many schools offer general education about music using a range of instruments to introduce kids to music. They’re great environments for children and allow children with autism to explore the stimuli provided through these cohorts. Now at Panda Drum, we can be proud to say that a number of schools are now using the Panda Drum to be able to educate students about music and have been a great success!

What musical therapy achieves is a fantastic feat through the intervention of a professional music therapist to help children achieve their therapeutic goals! Qualified music therapists observe the child and help to implement measurable goals with parents. These interventions are planned, analyzed and allow for future recommendations of what steps are needed to achieve the goals parents have in mind for their children. 

Now you’re probably wondering where the Panda Drum comes into all of this? The Panda Drum is a simplistic tongue drum that allows for people of all ages to to learn and play the great instrument. It’s super easy to play and there’s really no need to follow any notes, this way anyone can let their creative sides go wild! The Panda Drum also comes with a range of colors and allows you to find the perfect drum for you and the paint finish is non-toxic so you won’t have to worry about exposing your little ones to any harm!  

And I know this then leads to the question - Why the Panda Drum? Apart from being easy to play, it allows children to let out their stress through drumming by hitting the drum with either a pair of mallets or even just by using their hands allowing for that pent up energy to run wild with beautiful and calming tones! The thing is, it’s not just autism that musical therapy can be used for. There’s a range of mental health conditions that drumming can be used for to help alleviate pain, improve communication skills as well as garner independence when playing any instrument. From depression, PTSD and even Alzeihmers. 

Musical therapy isn’t just for kids, plenty of adults can take advantage of the many health and mental benefits that it brings! The musical therapy paired with a great instrument can bring out outstanding results, and this is done perfectly with the Panda Drum. 

Numerous parents have decided to buy the Panda Drum for their children that have been diagnosed with autism and have had no regrets. In fact, an increase in communication with peers as well as concentration levels have been reported. 

So it's not just a drum, it's a relief mechanism for whoever wants to use the Panda Drum, providing comfort, support and a solid foundation to build a musical journey from. 

We totally understand that a lot of our customers are based all over the world and we try our best to deliver as fast as possible! To achieve this, we’ve expanded our warehouses from the US to the UK, Norway and Hong-Kong to get packages that took almost a month to arrive to places like Australia down to just 5-10 business days! The tremendous amount of love and support as well as success stories of children being able to expand their horizons is the reason why we do what we do and we wouldn’t be here without any of it. 

Drumming has been clinically proven to help those with ASD find a positive outlet for their energy and creativity while potentially having a calming effect. The patterns and rhythms students learn are not only used to help them musically, but these concepts are also applied to help them with speech development, focus, patience, and general self-control. The behavioral skills learned during drum lessons help them to easily flow into everyday society. Why not start your journey of musical therapy with the Panda Drum? We know that you won’t regret it and the great thing is, we offer a 30 day, hassle free return or exchange should you find that you’ve changed your mind!

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