Respectful Beats™

Interactive Drumming for Senior Facilities, Community & Corporate Team Events

Respectful Beats™

Energizers, Icebreakers, Group Bonding & Skill Development for Companies.

Respectful Beats™

Drumming Entertainment for the Elderly


Respectful Beats

Our Mission is to inspire Senior Citizens through Drumming.

Owner, Steve Benedetto

Steve Benedetto has been sitting behind the drum kit since he was 10 years old. After expressing interest and school, he went on to further his education on the instrument taking lessons with Bob Gullotti and Rakalam Bob Moses. As a drummer with an extensive background, Steve is often asked to take on unique gigs. In 1995 he was the drummer in the All-State Jazz Band in Massachusetts, in 2000 performed in a duo with a painter (expressing the drums on a 10 ft canvas), performed several times at the acclaimed Ryle's jazz club in Cambridge, hosted open mike sessions in the Boston area, volunteered with inner city children drum programs and at local university bands, created groovesfor over twenty since bands including Green Love Blues, Subterfuge, Blend, Wetknap, Bluestripe Grunt and his current band, Electric Green Company. Steve has performed with Clark Terry, Ted Dunbar, Yusef Latif, Jim Porcella, Kim Richmond and many local artists. in addition he has taught privately for 20 years and still keeps an active private lesson schedule. Inspired by 'all things drums' Steve has owned over 35 drum kits and currently plays a 1990's Yamaha kit and hardware with Zildjian cymbals and Sticks (5A). Steve resides outside of Boston with his family.

About Respectful Beats™

In 2015, after treading his wheels from a layoff, Steve took on a job as a waiter in a nearby retirement facility. After working there a few months, Steve was asked by his supervisor (who knew he was a drummer) to perform for the residents. Not thinking there would any interest, Steve showed up to the performance to an enthusiastic group of 50+ seniors waiting to hear what was going to happen. The class or workshop created such a positive experience for the residents and Steve was asked back to do the workshop on a continued basis. Perfecting the content and eventually branching out to other facilities, Steve formed Respectful Beats™ to merge his love of performing drums while serving various demographics.
The results have been nothing short of empowering. From Memory Cafe Keynotes, outdoor drum circles to the most challenged of Dementia residents - the power of rhythm beyond ones own self has been witnessed time and time again. In 2017 Respectful Beats™ was chosen for a Phd Icebreaker Workshop at Brandeis University expanding the reach of his message to other types of venues. The mission of the company is to get all walks of life inspired through music by way of rhythm. 

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Our Services

Checkout our Services here at Respectful Beats. We offer a wide range of programs to excite you about our services.

We offer Interactive Drumming Workshops & Classes for all of our clients to enjoy.

Team Building

We offer Corporate Team Building and Conference Entertainment for our clients to enjoy.


Rhythmic Health Programs for Senior Citizens, Memory Cafes and Luxury Retirement Homes

“Steve is amazing, my residents absolutely love him! I am the director of the Memory support program and each and every one of my residents move to the beat of the music, this is our favorite program! Thanks Steve!”


“Our residents truly enjoy this workshop and they love Steve! They’re always looking forward to this class offering!”


“Empowering! Steve combines his talent along with his warmth & caring personality that makes this an unforgettable, magical experience to enjoy over and over again.”


“Respectful Beats has been inspiring  our residents and families for many months now through his interactive drumming program.  Steve delivers both comfort and a sense of well-being  with a gentle approach that nurtures and invigorates the soul."

Looking for Private Instructions?
We offer Private Drum Set Instruction. Simply email us for a FREE quote and we would be glad to get back to you.

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