Workshops and Facilitator Training Programs

More Information About MRM Workshops and Facilitator Trainings:
 
Enliven Creativity and Create Community Through Spontaneous Music, Rhythm and Movement Exploration and Play Workshops/ Professional Development

The goal of this workshop is to provide an inspirational and supportive environment in which each participant has a chance to discover, explore and express their own unique creativity through spontaneous “in the moment” musical play. The games and structures are simple enough to successfully grasp immediately yet profound enough to explore for a lifetime! Return to child, that is the natural, spontaneous and creative way to playfully explore music, rhythm and movement. Mary Knysh shares a wide variety of simple and accessible activities that will have all making music together quickly and easily! Participants are provided with not only an exciting day of discovery and self expression but also an outline of techniques that can be explored at home alone or with a group of friends so that skills gained during the workshop can be explored long after the workshop.  Anyone interested in discovering and developing their own improvisational skills, musical self-confidence and joy of music making have come to the right place.  Bring your own instrument or enjoy one of ours!

A workshop designed especially to:

  • Bring music into your life in a fun and interactive way
  • Develop/Enhance improvisation skills for all levels of musicians
  • Inspire all subjects & teacher levels for group work and team building
  • Provide educators with exciting and accessible  Brain-Based Engagement Strategies and Activities for classroom use
  • Expand and Enliven Drum Circle Facilitation by including Voice and all instruments! 
  • Equip music educators with a myriad of new tools for fun, easy and interactive music improvisation (great for Orff instruments!) 
  • Music Together teachers interested in learning new and simple creative ideas for their groups
  • Introduce group engagment and non-verbal communication  ideas for Music, Art and Movement therapists and Occupational therapists

This workshop is terrific for:

  • Drum Circle Facilitators
  • Music Together Teachers and Parents
  • Music Educators
  • Classroom Educators
  • Musicians (all levels)
  • Music, Art, Movement and Occupational Therapists

In these workshops and training sessions Mary shares and integrates several bodies of work that she has trained in and taught for many years including the music improvisation work of Music for People (www.musicforpeople.org), ethnic drumming styles and drum circle facilitation work, and the expressive movement form of NIA (www.nianow.com).

Music for People: Mary Knysh
MRM Facilitator Training Program                                                                                        

This training program will provide hands on facilitation experiences designed to give participants the self-confidence,  skills and desire to facilitate others on their own!  Our goal is to provide an inspirational and supportive environment in which each participant has the chance to discover, explore and express themselves while creating and transforming community through interactive improvisational music, rhythm and movement play. 

What will you learn?

  • Basic group facilitation skills for leading groups of percussion and all instruments
  • Methods for bringing a group of any size into expressive vocal and rhythmic song
  • Great ice-breaker activities designed to get participants relaxed and interacting immediately
  • Accessible and fun ensemble games and structures that can include all levels of experience  
  • How to faciltate movement as a form of “intentional listening”
  • Use of rhythm and music for non-verbal communication and story telling
  • Simple and fun brain-based strategies of engagement  activities for use with all ages

This Facilitator training is especially good for:

  • Music Together teachers interested in learning new and simple creative ideas for their groups
  • Drum facilitators looking for new ideas for facilitation that involve voice and all other instruments
  • Music educators (Orff teachers love these tools!) wanting to explore accessible, fun and interactive tools for music improvisation with their students!
  • Anyone longing to bring more self expressive music into their community and/or workplace in an interactive and fun way!
  • Musicians (all genres) who want to develop or improve their improvisation skills
  • Teachers of all subjects and levels as inspiration for group work, team building and fun ideas for bringing rhythm and music into all curricular areas
  • Music, Art and Movement therapists and Occupational therapists as new ways of engaging groups
 

Music Improvisation Workshops

Enliven Your Creativity and Create Community

Through Music, Rhythm, and Movement Exploration and Play!

With Mary Knysh – Music for People ( www.musicforpeople.org)

 

This fun and interactive improvisational workshop provides participants with tools and techniques for enlivening creativity and creating community through music, rhythm, and movement improvisation, freedom and above all having had plenty of FUN making music together! The goal of this workshop is to provide an inspirational and supportive environment in which each participant has a chance to discover, explore and express their own unique creativity while experiencing the joys of improvising and creating within a music making community. The improvisational forms and structures are simple enough to successfully grasp immediately yet profound enough to explore for a lifetime! This unique improvisational workshop is intended for people of all ages, varied backgrounds and musical abilities (from beginners to professionals).

 

This workshop is especially good for:

• Any person longing to bring music into their lives in an interactive and fun way!

• Musicians (all genres) who want to develop or improve their improvisation skills

• Music teachers looking for new inspiration for their work with students

• Teachers of all subjects and levels as inspiration for group work

• Music, art and movement therapists and Occupational therapists as an additional resource

• Orff teachers wanting to explore accessible, fun and interactive tools for music improvisation!

Drum facilitators looking for new ideas for facilitation that involve voice and other instruments

 

Participants will:

  • Discover how EASY and FUN it is to freely express yourself in sound, rhythm, and movement
  • Experience the JOY in becoming an integral part of a music making community
  • Simple and Fun structures and activities to bring the group into Relationship and spontaneous Creativity
  • Explore improvisational movement as a tool for body awareness, mental relaxation and focus, and intentional listening
  • Experience all types of instruments in a community music making event
  • Explore self expression and relationship to community through the powerful connection of body, voice, and instruments

Music Together Teacher’s Training Seminar

RHYTHM VILLAGE: Drumming, Music, Story and Movement Improvisation

Discovering Your Natural Creativity!

Rhythm Village workshops create a strong sense of community and bring out the unique musician in participants, regardless of age or experience! Mary provides Music Together teachers with an exciting variety of simple, accessible and FUN tools and techniques for the exploration of drumming, music improvisation, storytelling, and nonverbal communication for personal and classroom use. Teachers will learn engaging and interactive rhythmic, movement and improvisational games and activities and explore ways in which these new ideas can be integrated into their current curriculum. This improvisational work can free up trapped creative energy and provide participants with new tools and inspiration for personal and classroom use, a sense of community, freedom and above all having had plenty of FUN!

In this training session Mary (www.rhythmicconnections.com) shares and integrates several bodies of work that she has trained in and taught for many years including the music improvisation work of Music for People (www.musicforpeople.org), ethnic drumming styles and drum circle facilitation work, and the expressive movement form of NIA (www.nianow.com).

 

Professional Development

Although workplace and professional development courses can often seem long on information and short on fun, Rhythmic Connections has the perfect programs to lighten things up! Mary Knysh conducts rhythm circles and other exercises that encourage participants to share, to innovate, and to connect with others toward a common goal. The rhythm circle is a wonderful icebreaker, stress reliever, and morale builder, not to mention fun! The group will see results, too, in improved channels of communication, enhanced creativity, and a stronger team focus. Did we Mention FUN?

Ignite the Spark of Creativity Through Music Improvisation

Sing It, Clap It, Move It, Tap It!

Rhythm Village: Recreational Activities for Seniors / Facilitator Training Program

Rhythm Village: Teacher in Service

 

 

 

 

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