The Joyful Percussion Ensemble (JPE) is for teens and adults, who love to drum and enjoy making new friends! This fun and exciting group will learn to work together as a team to play different rhythms with varying complexities. All participants will learn proper drum technique and etiquette when handling equipment. Each participant will have the opportunity to contribute original ideas when writing cadences as a group. Participants should expect an increase in self-confidence, social skills and a sense of connectedness. The JPE is facilitated by a board-certified music therapist, meets once a week, and will provide performance opportunities.