Upcoming & Backgoing – April 2018

Kia ora tatou katoa – Hello everyone I hope you have had a fabulous summer, the festivals have been stunning haven’t they? He mihi nui ki a koutou, ki ō koutou waiata hou, ō koutou moemoea hou, kia ora ai ō koutou mahi toi. This first Upcoming section is to tell you about the Creativity&Music workshops I have coming up this autumn/winter period. The second … Continue reading Upcoming & Backgoing – April 2018

Creativity&Music Kapiti 2017

The Kapiti workshop held at Paekakariki Beach Memorial Hall workshop was subsidised by Kapiti Creative Communities fund under the “Arts Access and Participant” section. The following participants gave their written permission to use their comments in future promotions for Kāren Hunter’s Creativity&Music workshops. What worked? The gentle and safe way you brought the group together. The breaks. Really enjoyed the coming together or our group. … Continue reading Creativity&Music Kapiti 2017

Creativity & Music Papaioea 2017

Creativity & Music Papaioea / Palmerston North 2017 was subsidised by Palmerston North Creative Communities under the Arts Access and Participant fund. More photos of this workshop are available here What worked? All of it. The sharing was well facilitated so really great sharing where people could be comfortable. The different range of exercises was great exposure to different processes for helping work / expand … Continue reading Creativity & Music Papaioea 2017

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 … Continue reading What is a Creativity&Music workshop?

Student Update July/August 2017

Tena koutou e āku tauira rerehua. E koha ana ahau ki a koutou te wero o te waiata, kia tito waiata, kia whakatinana mai hoki te ia o te waiata. Acknowledgements and greetings to my beautiful students. I extend to you the challenge of music, of songwriting, of the embodiment of music. The last round of workshops and lessons has been a delight with so much … Continue reading Student Update July/August 2017

Student Update June 2017

Tena koutou katoa, he mihi nui ki a koutou. I’ve spent the last week in Auckland with my students, visiting family and friends. I was also lucky enough to attend Cian Elyse Waitī’s wonderful play Te Puhi  which was part of the incredible Tamaki Makaurau Matariki Festival. I facilitated a wonderful Creativity&Music workshop in Thames yesterday – we were a magic group of seven bravely … Continue reading Student Update June 2017