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Ronnie Gardiner
The Creator

"Move your brain"

Ronnie Gardiner
The man behind the method

The founder of the method is Ronnie Gardiner, a successful jazz drummer who has performed with greats such as Dizzie Gillespie, Gerry Mulligan and Benny Carter. He said he received his first set of drums from Santa Claus when he was just 3 years old and at 91 he is still performing regularly.

A personal tragedy in 1980 gave him the impetus to look for a way to use his skills and talent to help other people. It took him 13 years, during which he conducted many investigations and conversations with experts in neuroscience, to develop his unique method.

Regardless of his advanced age (Ronnie celebrates his 92nd birthday this coming year in 2024), he travels all over the world to train new RGM practitioners, give presentations and support the scientific research on his method. And for those interested in jazz: Ronnie Gardiner also performs regularly as a drummer in Sweden!

On May 16, 2015, Ronnie Gardiner was awarded the Swedish MENSA Award 2015. This prize is awarded annually to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to society.   (Read the press release)

How it all began


It has now been 40 years since  the birth of the method.  It was in 1980 that a personal tragedy was to transform Ronnie’s life and seriously awaken his interest in the workings of the brain and it’s functions. With his knowledge and prowess of playing the drums he began to develop a form of training with the object of stimulating the brain as much as possible. This training form is now called, ” The Ronnie Gardiner Method.”


Ronnie's background

Ronnie Gardiner has been active as a jazz musician in Sweden for over 50 years. He has participated in recording over 85 CDs and has played with many of the most prominent Swedish artists as well as numerous internationally renowned jazz musicians, such as, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Carter, Gerry Mulligan and Dexter Gordon. In 1998 he established a scholarship in recognition of young jazz talent in Sweden.

Our Mission

Our mission is to promote the Ronnie Gardiner method throughout the United States, facilitate training, and to support those who choose to help others by learning and applying the Ronnie Gardiner Method with their clients.

Ronnie's Solo - Starts at the 4 minute mark!

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