Music for Deaf Ears

In the video above Carl is on the drums. Carl is profoundly deaf. The video shows him drumming to a bass line by Dave and percussion by Nathan.

Check out world-famous percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who plays with symphony orchestras. She has been profoundly deaf since about 10 years old.

Music is felt as well as heard.  When someone has no, or little, hearing, other senses become more acute. The lower the tone, the more one feels it, so bass and drums are great instruments for deaf ears.  We have taught a few deaf people to drum and to play bass, and have played with deaf students in our band.  Our goal is to form a band made up of deaf people.