If you want to develop and deepen your relationship to music by playing together, this course will give you the space and time needed to dive into the world of rhythms, melodies and harmonies. The philosophy of Music for People promotes intuitive access to your own sense of musical play and presents ideas on how this love for music improvisation could be shared with others once you return home.
AOI is for musicians & vocalists experienced in any musical tradition and all instruments, including acoustic, electric, ethnic drums, and even homemade. Prior experience in improvisation is not necessary, as this workshop is based on the pretense that there are no “wrong notes.” This in-depth workshop is intensive, yet always fun and rewarding, and includes free time for jamming.
DISCOVER innovative pathways for self-expression, community, and inspiration
REKINDLE your sense of wonder, creativity and joy through music making
LEARN to engage and faCilitate groups (healthcare, education, organizational)
This Workshop/Training is designed for:
Educators, Drum Circle Facilitators, Music Together Teachers, Therapists, all levels and genres of Musicians and ANYONE who LOVES music and wants to explore and expand their own creative potential and facilitate others to do the same!
Treat yourself to a day of creative music-making that is inviting and artistically rich. Whether you are a professional musician, teacher, student, or amateur, you will have a chance to recharge your musical spirit while stepping into a community that honors deep listening and connection. In the evening, we will create an improvised concert inspired by images and sounds of water in Central New York.
Music for People is dedicated to re-vitalizing your music-making and promoting music as a means of self-expression. We welcome everyone – regardless of musical experience. This beautiful location overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains supports your musical exploration.
A workshop in improvising and playing music, led by trained facilitators from the renowned Music for People program, founded by David Darling. Learn how to create music with others by attending to the rhythms and sounds within silence and by appreciating the truth that there are no wrong notes.
Adventures in Improvisation is a workshop that welcomes all, from beginners to professionals. Prior experience in music improvisation is not necessary. Renew your musical and creative inspiration, increase your skill and self-confidence in improvising, receive a multitude of enjoyable practice techniques for continued musical growth and play with other creative, supportive musicians.