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From a personal point of view, I try to teach the value of just listening to a piece of music. That means giving the music your complete mindful attention, not whilst driving, cooking, or on your phone – simply sat listening.
We shall develop our listening skills through the practice of guided musical meditations to focus and centre our mind. Using mindful exercises we will spend time learning new techniques to help with stress, anxiety and relaxation. You will be invited to join in expressive musical exercises exploring the internal and external sounds of your voice, breath and body. We shall also spend time exploring and discussing musical ideas, styles and theories in the hope of deepening and influencing the way you approach music. Through an exploration of new sound worlds, you will have the opportunity to expand your musical knowledge and tastes. Each week the class will host a guest performer or composer to discuss and share their personal music to introduce you to a diverse pallet of music and performances. Guests include:
1. Emily Abdy, Composer (19/09)
2. Matt Phillips, Cellist (26/09)
3. David Flannagan, Jazz Bassist and Composer (03/10)
4. Max Thomas, Saxophonist (10/10)
5. Millie James, Composer (17/10)
This course requires no experience in meditation or musical understanding, simply an open-mind and open-heart. We shall create a safe space to share, discuss and communicate through the ancient language of music. I look forward to exploring the infinite world of music with you.
Every day we rely and depend on our ears. Nearly everything we do requires the focus and attention of our listening skills, yet in most cases we hardly spend time trying to develop and expand on these skills. With better listening skills we become more aware, more attentive, better at understanding the situation and better at responding. We all know the term ‘to be a good listener’ but what does that actually mean? Is their such thing as a ‘bad listener’? No matter if we are consoling a friend, negotiating a deal, enjoying a concert or a film – half, if
not more of the experience and understanding comes from the sound. The better our listening abilities the greater and more fulfilling our experiences will be.
* Attuned listening skills
* An expanded awareness of musical styles, history, ideas and sound worlds
* Access to new skills, resources and techniques all centred around music and meditation
* Better control over stress and anxiety
* A healthier well-being and outlook
* New relationships, friendships and an overall feeling of a welcoming community
Type of format: Workshop with Drop-in's Welcome
Duration of each session: 80 minutes
Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro
Early Bird Ticket - End date August 8, 2021
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Bursary Ticket - is only for people living in countries classed by the World Bank as ‘low income' and 'lower-middle income’. Please click here for a list of countries qualifying for Bursary Tickets. We won't question if you self-declare as low income...
Drop-In Ticket: You can only purchase one Drop-In ticket at a time. You can expect an email from Intercultural Roots within 1-2 working days providing you with a choice of Drop-In sessions available to you. Upon receipt of your confirmation we will manually add you to the Zoom meeting and you will receive your confirmation and link.
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc.
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