FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING SIGNS PAT GESUALDO FOR GROUNDBREAKING BOOK
TOWACO, NJ, (MARCH 13, 2012) – Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational music publishing, is proud present Drum Therapy®, an exciting breakthrough for Doctors, Special Needs Therapists, and Drum Instructors. Drum Therapy® is written by celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo, and helps Doctors, teachers, drummers, special needs therapy providers to implement his award winning, pioneering techniques of The Healing Art of Drum Therapy®.
Gesualdo’s revolutionary Drum Therapy® system is used throughout the world in schools, hospitals, community centers, rehabilitation facilities, day care treatment centers, and mental health center. This comprehensive resource contains material for the student/patient and the teacher/therapist. “This is the only book that is allowed to feature techniques in The Healing Art of Drum Therapy®. It is specifically designed for drum instructors, so they can help their special needs students develop physical and cognitive functioning,” says Pat Gesualdo. “This course covers numerous rhythms in a variety of musical styles, including rock, blues, jazz, and more. The included CD helps to demonstrate all of the examples in the book.
The Drum Therapy® system is currently used in conjunction with the D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities) program, a non-profit organization that helps children and adults with Autism, Dyslexia, ADD, Tourette’s, Aspberger’s, ADHD, OCD, ODD, and other disabilities develop retention, coordination, self-esteem, and physical and cognitive functioning. “We need the D.A.D. program to help children with disabilities,” said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as he wished D.A.D. Program Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo the best of luck, as the two spoke on a major radio station.
“I’m so excited to work with Alfred on this book. Drum Therapy® provides proven techniques to help those with disabilities overcome their specific hurdles in a fun and enjoyable systematic approach,” says Gesualdo. “My hope is that this resource and the D.A.D. program will not only help improve the lives of special needs children and adults, but will also introduce them to a lifelong enjoyment of drumming.”
Drum Therapy® is now available as a book and CD package for $16.99. Pick up your copy at a local music retail store, or buy it today at alfred.com/drum. For more information on the D.A.D. program, please visit dadprogram.org.
ABOUT ALFRED MUSIC PUBLISHING
Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop & performance materials for teachers, students, professionals & hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style & difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles with domestic offices in Miami & New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore & the United Kingdom.
Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach & play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like, Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations & Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter & George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of The Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine & Billboard.
In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support & WEA.
Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.
D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.