Interactive Drum Workshops for Overall Well-Being
Respectful Beats™ program for seniors is the hallmark of our business. It is a combination of therapeutic drumming exercises, rhythmic jamming and interactive entertainment. The result: a fun experience with numerous health benefits. We work with in all types of senior settings: assisted/non-assisted facilities, with health challenged residents, senior centers and luxury retirement.
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"Steve Benedetto and Respectful Beats™ is a wonderful resource for any group looking for a fun and interactive team-building experience. He recently helped kick-off the Brandeis University Innovation Bootcamp and we couldn't think of a better way to bring the diverse crowd of students, staff and faculty together. His workshop set the tone for communication and collaboration for the entire day of events. I recommend Respectful Beats™ for all settings...educational, corporate, and for any group wishing to develop a sense of unity through the universal language of music and rhythm."Associate Provost for Innovation at Brandeis University
"For a new and unique program look no further than Respective Beats™! Steve Benedetto recently held an interactive drumming workshop here at the center to much acclaim! It was so nice to hear the music throughout the building and see the smiles on participants faces! We are looking forward to holding another workshop soon!"Program Coordinator Marlborough Council on Aging
"I've had a few lessons with Steve, and so far so great. He is patient, he hones right in on what I want to learn, and he has simple, straightforward exercises and advice that is exactly on target for what I want to learn to do. He is also sincere and modest. He also makes me feel good about what I can already do. He's also a great resource and a great guy to talk music and drumming with. I always come away from my lessons with him energized, positive, and feeling good about myself and my progress."
"Steve Benedetto, Owner , Respectful Beats™ has been inspiring our residents and families for many months now through his interactive drumming program. Steve delivers both comfort and a sense of well-being with a gentle approach that nurtures and invigorates the soul. Residents on our Tapestry neighborhood are especially engaged as the sound, rhythm & vibration of the drums serve as a powerful calming therapy. Steve combines his talent along with his warmth & caring personality that makes this an unforgettable, magical experience to enjoy over and over again. Thank you Steve!!"Community Relations Director/Whitney Place Natick
“It has been amazing for me to witness the personal transformation, expansion of consciousness, and community building that occurs when Steve sets the rhythm Friday’s at Drumming! After about 10 minutes you can see the joy in resident’s eyes as they start to “get it” and are playing a drum rhythm, making music (some for the first time)-it’s really exciting! Research has recently showed a wide range of therapeutic benefits from healing, self-expression, reducing stress, physical healing, immune boosting to reintegration of self. This is a powerful tool for our residents to connect with their own spirit and with the group and Steve orchestrates each connection and doesn’t miss a beat!”Sales/Marketing Team - The Willows
"Willows residents enjoy the camaraderie of playing with friends, the energetic interaction, and the just plain fun of it. An active resident in the Westborough campus says she loves it because it calls for the kind of rhythm that dancing calls for. Now that she no longer dances, she feels she has “an outlet for my rhythm.” Another regular workshop student enthuses, “I love it! It lets me release all my inhibitions for one whole hour.”The Willows
"Respectful Beats™ has been a wonderful addition to our program. Residents look forward to listening and creating music with Steve. He has a wonderful rapport with them and plays music they know and love! The hour always flies by with laughter, music and joy for all. Steve is helping residents realize it is never too late to tap into your inner rockstar!!"Activities Director, Whitney Place Westborough