I’m pleased to introduce a new program I’ve wanted to do for a while. It’s a type of music therapy well suited for senior care facilities. Utilizing the talents of our percussion teacher, Dallas Music Academy now offers the perfect activity for an Assisted Living facility or a Nursing Home – A DRUM CIRCLE. The sessions are led by a professional musician with vast experience in the field of drumming and senior life, Matt Bennett. Matt is a fun, dynamic and caring teacher who knows how to make everyone feel special.


Matt Bennett teaches percussion at Dallas Music Academy, and leads drum circles at local senior care facilities.

Recently, Matt brought the drums and the music to Lakeview at Josey Ranch in Carrollton – and a great time was had by all. Matt said, “It was a totally full session and they used all of the instruments I brought.” According to Health and Fitness Coordinator, Kimmy Engen, the drum circle was a hit. “I could see the joy and excitement the residents were having throughout the entire session.” Afterwards, many of the participants made a point to thank Matt and asked him to return.

I’m very excited we can now offer this program, and I’m hopeful we’ll have many opportunities to share music with the seniors in our area. Music contributes so much to the quality of life, and seniors benefit greatly when music is part of theirs. You can learn more about our music programs for seniors or any other age groups on our website, or contact us with any questions you may have.

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