Join the RGM movement.Based on the principles of neuroplasticity, motor learning and postural control, RGM is an innovative, multi-sensory exercise method for the brain, in which rhythm, music, verbalisation and movement are used to stimulate both cognitive and motor skills.
RGM has been used successfully to help people living with neurological conditions like stroke, Parkinson’s Disease, dementia and MS as well as with healthy ageing populations.
It has also been successfully introduced in schools to help students with learning and concentration.
RGM is like learning a new language; when you first start out the vocabulary is unfamiliar and strange but with practice it becomes familiar and you’ll soon be able to comfortably recognise and understand the RGM names and symbols. Learn More
What is RGM?
RGM stands for Ronnie Gardiner Method
Ronnie Gardiner is a successful Jazz Drummer who developed this fun, structured, multi-sensory exercise which activates many areas of the brain including sight, hearing, motor skills, speech, memory.
Become an RGM practitioner
Anyone can become an RGM Practitioner. You don’t have to be a therapist.
Perfect for Lay People, Volunteers, Exercise Professionals, Music Therapists, Speech Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Diversional and Recreational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Teachers, Community Support Workers, Mental Health Workers, Neuropsychologists, Rehabilitation Practitioners.
Upcoming Courses in 2022
Auckland Introduction Course
Dates: 18 & 19 June 2022
Venue: University of Auckland, Epsom
Christchurch Introduction Course
Dates: 30 & 31 July 2022
Dates: 24 & 25 September 2022
See it for yourself
RGM raised my awareness of my lack of concentration, revealing to me how much I had given into it, having regarded it as a side-effect of ageing. I loved the RGM connection between mind and body and linking the exercises to music and the beat of music – (the beat of life, of nature, of the heart) is clever, straight forward and helpful.