I just picked up a beautiful drum today, hope to try out the healing energies of drumming to help my daughter, and ease the stress of the recent "glutening" of her by some sneaky stickers that she managed to find and pop into her mouth much to my chagrin. We had been enjoying 6 weeks meltdown free, and now the added gluten in her system has thrown her into a bit of a tizzy. She immediately was drawn to the drum and started wildly banging on it with the stick and was very excited and happy. So far so good, I'm up for trying anything that will not hurt her, and music is such a wonderful outlet. Fingers crossed.
Drum Therapy - Therapeutic Effects of Drumming