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D4L has observed the therapeutic benefits of the drumming for many individuals and groups over the years. Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boost the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. D4L partners with Psychologists, Counselors, and Music Therapists to assess and report on the clinical needs and treatment of participants. D4L currently has a partnership with Queens University's Music Therapy Clinic in Charlotte, NC. 


Director of Music Therapy, Dr. Becky Engen, Ph.D., MT-BC

Music therapy sessions are offered to children and young adults with special needs. A variety of musical experiences are used to improve cognitive, physical, social and emotional development. The goals of the sessions are individualized and are based on th eneeds, preferences and abilities of each client. Typically, sessions can be designed to improve receptive and expressive language, fine and gross motor skills, attending behavior, basic academic concepts, creativity and musicality. Music Therapy sessions are conducted by a student music therapist under the supervision of a Board Certified Music Therapist. 


Past D4L Drum Therapy sessions include:

  • Asthma management

  • Character building with Youth at Risk

  • Special Education with special needs youth and adults

  • Youth diagnosed with ADHD and Autism

  • Stress relief with Hospice Patients

  • Sensory stimulation with Elderly clients



"D4L Asthma Awareness in Bridgeport"


"Asthma: Musical Instruments as Medical Instruments"


"Positively on Location"



Drum Therapy

Go to the D4L Booking page to get started on your plan for SUCCESS!

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