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CLIFTON N.J. (February 20, 2022) – Major reviewers all agree that the new book “The Healing Art of Drum Therapy,” is a must have for Doctors, Teachers, Drum Instructors, Special Needs Therapists, and for anyone who works in the disability field.

The Groundbreaking text written by Celebrated drum virtuoso/ D.A.D. Program Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo, enables Psychologists, School Teachers, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Behavioral Therapist, Drum Instructors, and Parents, to Implement his  award winning, pioneering Healing Art of Drum Therapy techniques. The new book and Gesualdo’s breakthrough program, helps children and adults with Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and other disabilities, to develop Retention, Coordination, Social Skill Interaction, Sensory Integration, Fine Motor Skill, and Physical and Cognitive Functioning.

“We find Drum Therapy to be very helpful. It is a unique and effective method used to tap into our children’s attention, focusing, and organizational difficulties, and through a medium that they enjoy, says” Dr. Phyllis Lakin, School Psychologist. “Drum Therapy” provides a good, basic foundation and approach for teachers and therapists, as they deal with potential situations while working with physically and mentally disabled students,”Says Bart Elliott at Drummer Café. “Pat’s book serves to inform both drum instructors and others in the health related fields of the tremendous benefits that drumming holds. I recommend this guide to anyone interested in learning what is possible when you bring drumming to those with special needs,” says Tiger Bill. “This excellent, well presented drum tutor book is a resource for drum teachers to help with students with autism, dyslexia, ADD/ADHD, Tourette’s syndrome, ODD, OCD, Down’s Syndrome amongst many others,” says Mike Dolebear.

“I’m so excited to work with Alfred Music Publishing on this book,” says Pat Gesualdo. “It enables the special needs to get a proven therapeutic intervention, in a fun and enjoyable way.”

Drum Therapy is now available from Alfred Music Publishing as a book and CD package, for $16.99, wherever books are sold.


Drums and Disabilities (D.A.D.),is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit research program. 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 special needs children develop physical and cognitive functioning.

Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and parents join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.

D.A.D. is also the parent company of the Metal Hall of Fame, which holds the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala. It is dedicated to forever enshrining the Iconic musicians and music industry executives responsible for making hard rock and heavy metal music what it is today. Their contribution to the genre is invaluable, and they continue to inspire fans throughout the world, from generation to generation. The Metal Hall of Fame helps to raise funds for D.A.D., which provides free therapy programs for special needs children, adults, and wounded veterans throughout the United States.

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