What is a Creativity&Music workshop?

E nga kaiwaiata, e nga kaiako, e nga mohiotanga katoa, tena koutou.

Acknowledgements to the singers, to the teachers, and to all our knowledge. 

Creativity&Music workshops are transformational and experiential group musical encounters. Music-making in a group is a great way to be in the ‘now’ .

The style of delivery uses the Zenergy facilitation model. www.zenergyglobal.com

Participants explore a range of activities to encourage an atmosphere of relaxation, tranquility and friendship..

Come and play music with a group of people who are also exploring self expression with sound. Bring with your voice, your instrument and your open heart.

We will be stretching, warming up, singing, writing, painting, making poems, creating rhythms, getting our groove on, listening, discovering and sharing songs.

It is not necessary to have an instrument to get the most out of this workshop however please bring any instruments you have that you like to play or would like to learn how to play.

In this circle, every one’s contribution is important, and everyone’s abilities are included.

I have a rich juicy kete from over 43 years of musical experience ( 53 years if you count my apprenticeship in my mothers womb and the ‘witnessing’ of my childhood. Several hundred years or more if ancestry plays a part of your referencing ). Many lives of experience provide my content, my ‘what’ in this work. My Zenergy training provides my approach, my ‘how’.

Participant comment: A safe and enjoyable container was created to explore freely rather than feel judged or performing. So much more that a music workshop …. A journey, a discovery, an uncovering, a liberation. Kimmy – Auckland 2017.

I don’t think we have to be ‘virtuosos’ to make great music – although virtuosity can be awesome, it can also be boring!

I like the grit and soar of a lyric wrung from the deep,
because no-one else has ever said it and it needs to exist.

Participant comment: Creativity can be as subtle or as complex as ( it happens ) or as the tools we have in our individual or collective toolboxes! Especially loved the interactive exercises and the group input into the content of the last session. Tauranga July 2017.

The small group activity in the video above takes place about half way through the day workshop. First there is a voice/body warm up, followed by several group rhythm activities, or word games and a session on non dominant hand painting.

Creativity & Music workshop

Participant comment: What worked [was access to] different ideas to open creativity through art & movement – easy to remember ‘take outs’ to use for future inspiration. Exquisite inclusive manner and facilitation of people. Tauranga 2017

I’m working on getting these workshops to the people that want them – I’ve just run a series in Auckland, Thames and Tauranga – Looking at Palmerston North, Kapiti and possibly Wanganui or Levin next – do you know of anyone who’d be interested there? Let me know on karen@karenhunter.com.

Participant comment: At 11am we were strangers, by 5pm we left knowing we had shared something together. Immense gratitude to Kāren’s expertise, care, creativity and structure, and to my new friends, who helped me to explore some new musical territory. Dan Auckland 2017

You are welcome to ask me any questions about what I do (or don’t do) as a facilitator of this transformative approach to Creativity&Music.

Korero mai! Waiata mai!
Feedback welcome in any form!

This second video is from the Tauranga workshop at Arty House in July 2017.

My website is: http://www.karenhunter.com
Facebook profile: https://www.facebook.com/hunterdeluz
Bandcamp: https://karenhunter.bandcamp.com/
You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/user/metalshavings
Email: karen@karenhunter.com


Published by Kāren Hunter

Kāren Hunter is a New Zealand based musician, astrologer and ceremonial facilitator.

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