International «DrumPower» Training 2024/25
Violence prevention, social integration and empowerment through music – additional qualification

For qualified music therapists with recognized professional education and teachers

Freies Musikzentrum

This advanced qualification for music therapists and teachers will present fundamentals of the DrumPower project, a scientifically developed method for projects with children and youth to prevent violence and promote social inclusion and self-esteem by musical and scenic improvisation. The semi-structured program, called DrumPower, was evaluated in several scientific studies since 2009 and has been revised and differentiated according to the studies’ results. It is fully elaborated for the application in schools of different levels, whereas modified forms for the work with refugees and in clinical contexts are under development.
The different elements of the concept will be explained theoretically and taught practically in exercises. In particular, musical and music therapeutical techniques to promote self-esteem, empathy, social inclusion and constructive conflict solving skills are the core themes of the program.

On this foundation, the projects facilitate to deal – in a creative, musical and improvisatory way – with the issues of aggression and violence, and to develop own concepts of how to manage conflicts and violent situations. The projects end in a workshop performance, giving the participating students an opportunity to present some results of their project work.
The advanced qualification will provide the structure and working methods of the DrumPower project for the application in different types of schools. By means of self-experience you will be shown how to guide and instruct a project as well as how to present different models of constructive and social-related conflict resolution. Furthermore, you will gain insights into how to deal with lack of motivation and resistance. Finally, we will focus on the transfer and effective implementation of such models in the daily lives of children and adolescents.

Freies Musikzentrum

Basic Seminar (in Munich)
The basic seminar introduces principles of violence prevention through music and the DrumPower project method. Following the structure of the project, the central methodical procedures of drum improvisation, sound perception, voice work and music therapeutic role play are presented and exemplified in exercises. Important aspects for the integration of the project work in the context of the school and for the transfer of the project results are discussed.

Advanced Seminar (online)
The advanced DrumPower qualification following the basic seminar qualifies the participants to plan and implement the project method themselves. The training course conveys methodical procedures for the preparation, implementation and transfer of project results. It is designed in the sense of a learning system and requires the participants to actively participate in the learning process, to implement the project method in practice as well as self-organised development and presentation and the written elaboration of individual specialisation topics in small groups.
To make it easier for the participants from far away, this international advanced training course is designed as an online seminar over two weekends (4 days). It combines input lectures with discussion groups and practical tasks.

This course has a basic and an advanced seminar. The basic one is taught in presence in Munich while the advanced seminar will be taught online. A detailed curriculum can be obtained from the office.This course is taught in english.

24FF503 · Andreas Wölfl, Yoshihisa Kinoshita et al · Munich + online · 1070,– €
Block 5 days · Wed.–Su. · 22.–26.5.24
Wed. · 18.30–21.30 · Th.–Sa. · each 9.00–18.00 · Su. · 9.00–14.00
2 Weekends · 12.+13.10.24 · 25.+26.1.25.
Sa. each 9.00–19.00 · Su. each 9.00–16.30

Booking via e-mail or online
> Book online