by Julie Weber
Exploring Mindfulness through Music
Music for People is dedicated to re-vitalizing your music-making and promoting music improvisation as a means of self-expression. We offer quarterly weekend music improvisation workshops throughout the year in the eastern USA and a longer workshop once each summer. Our four-year Musicianship and Leadership (MLP) training program has graduated over 100 Certified Facilitators, bringing Music For People’s inclusive music making to schools, concerts, health care settings and homes.
We invite people at all levels of musical experience, on all instruments, playing any style of music. Anyone who wants to become more comfortable in front of a group can develop music facilitation skills through our Leadership program. Our music improvisation activities are drawn from many genres and cultures. We engage your playful self with simple and accessible structures that are fun and energizing, and we engage your mature musical self with deep listening. By exploring this mindfulness through music, the magic begins…
If you want to explore music improvisation, we invite you to browse around this site, check out our calendar and join us for a workshop — either as a participant or a part of our training program.