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Taal Inc-Pioneer of Drum Circle


Group activities for employees

The think tank at Taal Inc. Research and Training are constantly looking for new and innovative art-based activities for team building. Here’s where you will get to read about a lot of innovative Group Activities for Employees, companies, and organizations of all sizes. We’ve got drum circles for your team, ongoing (weekly) music/percussion classes (followed by a group discussion) for your team to facilitate creativity, innovation and stress reduction. Imagine a group activity for your employees that motivates them, keeps them engaged and rearing to roll with the changes that are part and parcel of being in the corporate race. Imagine a team that strikes a good work-life balance and truly connects with one another (at and outside work). This is our goal. We look forward to a time where recreational and collective art-making sessions are a part of one’s daily work agenda. We look forward to a time that creativity is kindled through rhythm, music, visual art, creative movement, creative writing, drama & poetry and more. When this creativity is teamed-up with the sensitivity and awareness of our art-based sessions and applied in our work lives, that’s when the magic will unravel.


Art Therapy | Taal Inc

Expressive arts enhance personal development. Art therapy is the need of the hour to make sure that we are taking care of what matters most: ourselves!

Last year I slipped in the rain water and hurt my knee. Being a classical dancer, commitment was everything and so, the next day, I performed and lost my balance and slipped again on stage. I had a huge cast on my left knee for three weeks after which, I was unable to dance for quite a long time. This was frustrating me since I find it very difficult to sit in one place for a long time. In this process of having limited movement and no dancing, I was still walking a lot. I was also still facilitating drum circles which gave me immense joy. Visual art then became my best friend. I realized how the arts supported me to feel happy and not like a patient.

Expressive arts therapy uses various arts – movement, drawing, painting, sculpting, music, writing, sound and improvisation in a supportive setting to facilitate growth and healing. Expressive arts is a way of using art without judgement, without worrying about the end product. Along with many clinical, social, emotional, physical benefits, it has shown great results in self-expression and active participation.

Life is a journey and not a destination and hence, this medium concerns itself with the intent or purpose of art based therapy. Expressive arts encourage individuals to engage in self-expression. In my experience, there are many who are uncomfortable to talk about their feelings and emotions. In this way, an art forms make it easier for them. They pour their feelings without talking about them. In these forms of art therapy, there is no interpretation and this makes it safe (read: non-judgemental). Art helps you to be aware of / accept and sometimes, speed up the process of self-exploration with a deeper self-understanding.

Self-expression leads to active participation. There is an investment of energy in making any art. The experience of making and creating can redirect attention, focus, concentrate, reduce emotional stress and most importantly, activate the senses.


Team Building Activities in Pune

This new team-building activity in Pune (whether it is Drum Circle, Dance Movement Therapy, Creative Writing or Theatre Games), will help them bond together on a totally new forum and start working more cohesively. They’ll be much more intrinsically motivated and more empathetic about each other. These are two very crucial characteristics needed when dealing with a pressuring situation. How will all this magic happen you ask? Well to start off with, it is human nature to synchronize. Take the pendulum principle as evidence thereof. In fact, whenever we feel out of sync, there is conflict or dis-ease. Group drumming helps us identify and reconnect with our very innate and natural tendency of working in a team, collaborating, synchronising with our fellow team members. Secondly, this ‘fun’ activity helps us look at ourselves with less judgement and take ourselves less seriously. Hence, when you least expect it, you will have an epiphany, like the answer was with you all along.

Once you have that connection (with yourself, others, your team at your workplace as a result of a team building activity), it’s more natural to take seemingly “difficult” tasks in your stride

We work with organisations where we use specially designed art based interventions or activities to touch upon and elicit these desired behaviours.

A drum circle is the main activity where, as the name suggests, people sit in a circle and create rhythms together. We use theatre games, creative writing activities and through these art forms, we get into conversations or debriefs. Our pre-planned areas or objectives are explored in this process. For example a role play activity helps bring out a more genuine expression from a participant (about their lives, their problems, their work and so on) Something they might not have shared up until now. There is an open exchange of energy, of information, of trust, of vulnerability. This is what sparks deep rooted change.

Here it does not matter how good you are at drumming or dancing or acting or performing. It’s more. About using these art forms to help you communicate more authentically. It’s about being yourself. This journey of finding yourself, of finding your inner rhythm becomes very accessible and that too without consciously trying. As adults, we’ve used the cognitive pathway so much for learning that our brain literally has reduced neuroplasticity. This is the scientific reason why kids learn and unlearn much more easily than adults. Let’s take up an activity that gives our brain a good workout, shall we?

At work there are a lot of components.
There’s you (an individual)
There’s a team (your colleagues).
The above two are tied in with your usual daily work.
There’s your family circumstance that gets added to the mix and influences you
There’s also an overarching organisation that is measuring, watching and setting a context or expectations to your work.

Now we may or may not be able to change the above components so let’s keep all of them same and add a new and unique activity to tie in these components. Listen, watch and feel how the interaction quality of these components change (for the better).

While you are amidst nature, hiking, camping, taking part in an adventure sport, or yoga, it feels different, doesn’t it? You make way for realisations, don’t you? This is the Taal Inc. way to facilitate a team building activity (a process) for your whole team. It’s all about expression or as we’d say in psychology terminology, the unconscious or subconscious mind being revealed through a process involving the arts. And accessing this part of our selves influences the conscious part. This is the therapeutic value of rhythm and the arts.

We will connect with your team’s culture, beliefs and value system through creative mediums and help align those of the individuals to those of the team to those of the organisation on the whole.

These participative group activities organically bring out individual behaviour and as well as group influence on this behaviour. People are doing and experiencing as opposed to being told.

We believe that our team building program helps people

Reduce stress
Makes them more confident
Makes them more cohesive
And more self aware
Come, experience change with a Taal Inc. Exchange session.


Djembe drum lessons | Taal Inc

Before starting to learn the djembe it is important to know why and to what end you are learning the djembe. This will guide you as to whether you need to invest and take the efforts of owning a pro djembe. If you are learning only as a hobby and to keep yourself engaged during the weekend, you may find it easier to invest in a beginner level djembe drum lessons. This, however, may affect your technique since a good djembe will help bring out the desired sound when you apply the right technique easier than if you were to play it on a beginner drum. This is true because substandard drums react more to moisture and become loose quicker. Get in touch with us to know more about the right drum for you. Remember that professional djembes are expensive. (Very much like any professional instrument). This is because there is a tremendous amount of skill and effort that goes into making the drum and the sound speaks for itself.


Team building activities in pune

This reasoning is valid if the purpose of the activity is merely to superficially engage the team, which will only scratch the tip of the iceberg after one drum circle(team building activities in Pune). The right therapy or profound rooted learning effect only takes place by engaging in this activity on a long term basis. This will help create a society of emotional expression (and hence, awareness), sharing, and mutual respect in the team (which is a long term process).


Staff motivation activities

Staff Motivation Activities

Taal Inc. will bring your team together in rhythm to add that much needed fresh breath of inspiration and intrinsic motivation through Group Drumming Activities that are one-off or ongoing in nature.


Art Therapy | Taal Inc

Drumming is one of the most inherently accessible art forms and hence is medium that has been used successfully with a wide range of participants for a large spectrum of behavioral objectives.
Drumming is fun and brings out a genuine response. This is one of the major highlights of being in art therapy.
Drumming helps us access a Flow State. Prolonged and consistent sessions of drumming can help us be more relaxed and even access a state of deep meditative trance.


Art Therapy by Taal Inc

Drumming is one of the most inherently accessible art forms and hence is medium that has been used successfully with a wide range of participants for a large spectrum of behavioral objectives.
Drumming is fun and brings out a genuine response. This is one of the major highlights of being in art therapy.
Drumming helps us access a Flow State. Prolonged and consistent sessions of drumming can help us be more relaxed and even access a state of deep meditative trance.


Team Building Drumming Workshops Activities-Taal Inc

A drum circle is an activity where a group of people come together in a circle and, led by a facilitator, drum, sing and create music together using a wide range of percussion instruments. For corporates, we offer one-off sessions, drum circles to break the ice at workshops, kick off and wrap up conferences, off-site events, half-day/day-long and long-term customized behavior training programmes. Taal Inc provide team Building Drumming Workshops Activities


Stress reduction activities | Taal Inc

Stress is (directly or indirectly) negatively affecting us all… especially due to our hectic schedules, always being ‘online’ and lack of work-life balance. Are you making time for your team to ensure long term holistic health and well-being through ongoing stress reduction activities and staff motivation sessions?


Team building drumming workshops | Taal Inc

Team building drumming workshops | Taal Inc

Our team building drumming workshops is an excellent way to build teams quickly. Anyone can become part, irrespective of their language, culture, fitness level, or age. Unlike some options, drumming does not create divisions between team members. All members listen to each other and work together as a cohesive team.


Art Therapy by Taal Inc.

So, while a one-off drumming event can be therapeutic; wherein, there is an emergent experience of an epiphany (catharsis or heightened awareness), an Art Therapy session (that Taal Inc. calls Art Talks) is designed with a very specific purpose or objective that would be arrived upon based on a process and measured using psychometrics. So, in a therapy-driven culture where the word could be used rather loosely, it is of utmost importance to note the prerequisites of Creative Art Therapy.


Art therapy session

The kind that helps you fulfill the intent (or objective) of the Art Therapy session. The journey of art-creation is more important than the destination and so you will create art that helps you feel a sense of (for example) self-expression, catharsis, realization or epiphany.


Expressive Art Therapy-Taal Inc

Art Therapy or Creative Art Therapy is usually focussed on the use of one particular modality to bring about progress on health and wellbeing based goals, where as Expressive Arts Therapy is a modality in itself that draws upon various art forms while Art Therapy is based out of one art form.


Team Buiding Pune

Team Building Pune is important no matter where you are located; be in Pune, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore or Hyderabad, a Taal Inc. Drum Circle will bring all of your employees together on the same page. Your search for a fun, new event for your team ends here.


Expressive arts therapy

if you have done many of these more-focussed and privately-run dance, music or visual art-based courses, this does not make you (as you would intuitively like to conclude) a creative arts therapist or an expressive arts therapist. In short, dance therapy + visual art therapy + music therapy ≠ expressive arts therapy. Expressive arts therapy is a whole other modality and is to be treated that way.


Team Building Pune-Taal

Our team building Pune drumming workshops are an excellent way to build teams quickly. Anyone can become part, irrespective of their language, culture, fitness level, or age. Unlike some options, drumming does not create divisions between team members. All members listen to each other and work together as a cohesive team.


Art Based Therapy-Taal

Art Based therapy is the use or art-based modalities such as Fine Art, Creative Movement, Music, Rhythm, Creative Writing, and Drama based activities to work on an individual or group level, over a period of time to address a pre-decided behavioral or therapy goal/objective. The use of the specific modality may vary depending on the objective of the sessions, the facilitator’s inclination or expertise and the ever-changing need of the group.


Perspectives of Team Building

Over the last decade as Pune progressed into becoming one of the few IT hubs in the country, the need for team corporate engagement activities also saw a surge and Taal Inc. is one of the first few organisations in Pune and in the country that’s been offering these Team Building Activities in Pune in fun, engaging yet impactful ways for over 12 years. The Drum Circles conducted by Taal Inc. are among the most interactive and effective employee engagement activities you can organise with your team. Apart from Drum Circles, Taal Inc. has a host of other fun employee engagement activities be it our short and long term theme/objective based interventions, our signature Ex-Change programmes where the name stands for ‘Express for Change” and that’s exactly what these 90-120 minutes sessions with mixed activities do or our boomwhacker sessions where the participants are given a beautiful sounding instrument called Boomwhackers to create a melodious rhythm together, all these activities are meticulously planned and curated after having discussions with the HR team or the person organising the activity to address a certain desired outcome and these messages are so subtly and intricately woven with our fun employee engagement activities that it always leaves the participants asking for more


Group Activities For Employees | Taal Inc

Browse the internet and you will find a lot of games (read: tricks / quick fixes) when you look for group activities for employees.

What we are trying to propose is a culture change; a change in the way this is concept is viewed. As you read on, you may find ways to gamify these simple pieces of information that employees may otherwise take for granted or have ‘set’ answers for. To ensure a genuine response, when activities are colored with the jovial spirit of a game, this information can come out in its most authentic form.


Drum classes in mumbai-Taal

It is important to keep yourself occupied, active, and engaged using unique activities no matter where you are. We conduct online classes for Drum Kit and Djembe so if you are looking for Drum Classes in Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, or anywhere else in the world, we can be of service.


Drum Classes in Mumbai

I thought that her clarity of thought deserved a highlight. If you are looking for drum classes in Mumbai, djembe classes in Pune, you know where to look. Happy reading…


Creative Art Therapy-Taal

Creative Art Therapy is the overarching umbrella under which are all the other modality-specific therapies such as Music Therapy, Visual Art Therapy, Play Therapy, Arts-Based Therapy, Story-Telling, Art Therapy, and so on.


Expressive arts therapy

Call a professional for. Cutting to the chase: Drumming, music and art seem like very naturally & obviously a go-to activity for employee engagement and stress reduction (to fulfill such an objective). BUT BEWARE OF SCAMMERS. You need more than a musician or an artist for this. You need someone who has spent more than 4 to 5 years with his or her art form AND someone who has a masters or equivalent degree in Psychology (Clinical or Industrial) to be equipped to work with groups on behavioral topics. In today’s day and age there are full-fledged courses in expressive arts therapy, dance movement therapy, arts based therapy, music therapy, and drum circle facilitation. It’s easy for someone to stand in the centre of a drum circle and ask people to play loudly and softly but to make sure that these cues are a timely segway for a group discussion to better help emphasise the objective of the day and facilitate an epiphany, is a function of study and expertise…


Group Activities For Employese

Even though a Taal Inc. Drum Circle is a group activity for employees, our process is such that it has focus on individuals and builds up in a way that every individual realities that the individuals and a team always compliment one another and one can’t exist without the other. We call it the ‘Fractal Approach’ where each part of the larger structure has the same formation and character as the whole. We aim to bring this realization to every team member and bring about a feeling of co-existing as a reflection of each other and that’s another reason why Taal Inc. Drum Circle is the Best Drum Circle Experience for your entire team, it brings people together and builds bonding better than any other experience can.