• I have been involved with and watched DruMeBa from when it was an idea of a possibility to an actual working model. I have seen the creativity and dedication of the team as they worked on developing an educational tool that teaches concepts of music, rhythm and beat while at the same time teaching and promoting social skills and play skills in children who have autism. It is play and learning backed by research, experimental trials and investigation. There is an instant attraction for children to the drums. Once they connect their drumming with the music and the shapes created on the display screen there are huge smiles of pleasure and pride. I am excited to see where DruMeBa will go next!

    Stacie Carroll, Teacher, Beverly School, TDSB
  • The time I worked with Dee Balkisoon and the team of Drumeba as a Senior Advisor with SiG@MaRS was a rewarding one. I found the principals to be very receptive to learning and experimenting as they worked to refine their business model. They are a strong team of complementary skills. There is a drive to overcome obstacles and to seek out relevant strategic partnerships to enable growth and sustainability.

    Heather Crosbie, Senior Advisor SIG@MaRS Discovery District
  • DruMeBa is one of the most exciting and potentially impactful ventures we have seen for the education of students on the autism spectrum.

    Joseph Wilson, Education Cluster, MaRS Discovery District
  • We were very excited and honoured to have Dee Balkissoon and the Drumeba Team partner with Geneva Centre to trial the Drumeba equipment. His team of creative professionals fit the study right into our program, offering the children the opportunity to be part of an innovative study and enhancing their program through the use of this amazing forward- thinking equipment.

    Laurie Collins, Director, Youth/Adult Services, Geneva Centre for Autism