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Musicianship and Leadership Program - Europe

Music For People with David Darling presents:

The Musicianship and Leadership Program (MLP) - Europe

The MLP is for people wanting an in-depth IMPROVISATION experience, and provides opportunites to develop:

  • Workshop leadership skills!
  • Instrumental & vocal improvisation!
  • Digital recording!
  • Therapeutic music improvisation!
  • Advanced improvisation techniques!
  • CMTE Credits available!
  • Take this as an extension of David Darling's workshop, or
  • Take the 3 level, modular certification course

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The MLP is a four year program that places equal emphasis on musicianship development in improvisation and workshop facilitation in small and large educational or therapeutic groups. The first years of the program teach comfort and confidence in improvisational music in solo and group settings, within an increasing variety of musical styles from around the world and throughout history. All styles are welcomed. People from the Classical music tradition have found this program especially useful in making the connection between deep personal feeling and its expression in music. Yet since the form of music making we teach is exclusively improvisational, no prior formal musical training is necessary to begin the program. Some of our most successful candidates do not read and write music fluently, while others have extensive formal schooling.

After the candidates establish a base of improvisational techniques and competencies on voice, drums, piano, and any instrument of their choosing, they begin classes designed to shape their own unique style of leading workshops and integrating this work into their professional field. The Music for People philosophy is fundamentally humanistic, that all people are inherently musical. Candidates within the program are trained in how to emphasize strengths in the people they coach, and give truthful, accurate feedback in supportive language.

When the program requirements have been met at each level, candidates become Certified Music for People teachers, and are eligible for work referrals. The four year program consists of three workshops per year, of which one is a full week and two are extended weekends. Due to the intensive and personal nature of the feedback given at each level of the program, MLP candidates are required to attend all workshops in the series each year.

Who MLP is for:

  • musicians who want to go into depth with the development of their improvisation skills
  • music educators and facilitators at all levels
  • kindergarden and school teachers
  • ergo and aktivierungs therapists
  • music, art, and movement therapists
  • future Music for People workshop leaders

The Musician Leadership Program staff:

    David Darling - Master teacher

    Mary Knysh - Master teacher &  track coordination

    Lynn Miller - Vocal improv, 1 on 1s, therapeutic music improv

    Eric Miller - On-site director, digital recording,  guitar/mandolin

For more information, see the Kientalerhof Web Site.

Kientalerhof - Centre for Wellbeing and Creativity 
3723 Kiental, Switzerland   Tel ++41 33 676 26 76

"I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but more importantly music for in the patterns of music and all the arts are the keys to learning."
-- Plato

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