We can safely say that it has not been the easiest of years for the music education community. Everyone has been working extremely hard, thinking on their feet and upskilling both themselves and their students at a rapid pace. With that in mind, the Connect: Resound Festival is delighted to offer a series of evening events promoting relaxation, creative collaboration and a focus on wellbeing.
17 May, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Singing & Health Workshop with Emily Foulkes
Join one of the leading voices in Singing for Health for a special, Connect: Resound commissioned, singing for health session, designed for music education professionals. Experience the benefits of singing for yourself in this group session, and learn more about the direct health benefits of singing.
19 May, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Wellbeing Workshop with Andrea Wright
Finding time for harmony and certainty with our health and wellbeing at work. Being a music educator can be challenging, not least in the last year!
This wellbeing workshop with Andrea Wright will support you in exploring and developing ways to be well in your work. Andrea is a Chartered Physiotherapist, Somatic Educator and Integrative therapist, bringing over 20 years of experience working in the health and wellbeing industry. She explores the bodymind connection using embodied, creative methods enabling her clients to develop tools to manage their mental and physical wellbeing.
20 May, 6.00 – 7.00pm
Creative Taster Workshop in Collaborative Sonic Art
In this session Rachel Beckles Willson draws on traditions of sound art that have been emerging since the 1950s while responding creatively to the difficulties – and opportunities – brought about by Covid. Participants will explore and develop new ways of making sound art as a collaborative group online, working with experimental (and user-friendly) technology created for this purpose.