People are good, creative intelligent human beings who have music built into their very being. The rhythm of the universe is part of our bodies in the regular beating of our hearts. Much in our society today has worked to take us away from the music that is built into us. Early messages often tell us that we are not musical or can’t carry a tune. Other messages tell us that music is something we play or sing from a page in front of us. In reality music is all around us all the time – in the singing of the birds, the blowing of the wind, the patter of the rain, or the song of the cricket. Listen and you enter a new world.
Learning to be in touch with our bodies connects us to the music of the universe and frees us to release the music within. Creating our own music using our voices, drums or any instrument available is fun and releases a new freedom for creativity in the conversation of life.
Andy Smith plays trombone, fiddle and djembe and offers workshops on The Music Within. He plays trombone locally in a pops orchestra, a Sousa band and a brass quintet which he recently organized. He also plays fiddle for Scottish, English and contra dancing.
Andy is also a nature photographer: His photography can be viewed at http://www.andysmithphotography.com