The purpose of a Creativity&Music Workshop is to encourage people to play music and write songs. A range of activities are employed to encourage an atmosphere of relaxation, tranquility and friendship from which the creative mind can speak.

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.

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Student comments :

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

Kāren is highly tuned in to the creative potential of a person, the blocks that might be in the way and the mood of the day. In her unique, gentle and wise way she is able to facilitate a shift that allows me to be in the space where I can connect to my creativity and give voice to the things that want to come forth. She supports expression of self in ways that keep surprising me and that have made me grow, not only in regards to my original intention of wanting to learn to sing. Katie.


Kāren and I have worked together face to face and also on Skype. I highly enjoy coming to visit Karen in her little creative hub, with all her tools and instruments that allow playing and improvising etc. But I also love the flexibility that Skype classes offer and sometimes it is nice to be physically in your own space while working on something. Kath.

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Facilitator info.

Kāren Hunter – music teacher, facilitator, performer, musician

Best known as a live performer Kāren Hunter has undertaken many musical studies both formally and informally.

Kāren has released nine albums to date and toured New Zealand several times over the last 25 years. Kāren has accompanied some of New Zealand’s well known musicians such as Shona Laing and Dave McArtney. She presently plays with Kapiti based musician Matiu Te Huki and his band My Golden Soul.

In addition to a lifetime of experience as a performer Kāren holds a Masters of Music degree from the University of Auckland where she also taught on the Popular Music programme for several years.

Kāren has also taught music privately and at M.A.I.N.Z Auckland campus ( Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand ).

Kāren holds a diploma in Facilitation from Zenergy Global.

Karen has presented many music workshops and facilitation training workshops at music festivals in New Zealand over the last 15 years. Karen was part of the faciltation team that delivered Prana Music Festival in Coromandel in 2015 and 2016.

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