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Saturday March 16, 2013 State College, PA @ Lotus Yoga
SOUND EMPOWERMENT Training w/ Jim Donovan
Introduction to Teaching Rhythm, Breath and Sound as Tools for Wellness
There are no prerequisites for this training.
Beginners are warmly welcomed.
Drums, percussion and full training manual are provided.
Learn profoundly effective skill sets that will enable you to use sound as a tool for transformation with any group or individual you work with. Invest a day to learn how to empower others to help themselves.
In addition to experiencing the philosophy and each technique yourself, Jim will show you exactly how to use each concept in a practical, easy to understand way.
Lotus Center Yoga
127 S. Pugh St (between Calder Way and Beaver Ave)
State College, PA 16801
1 PM - 6 PM
If you have a question or prefer to register by phone please call workshop organizer Karen Sapia at (814) 231-0111 :: firstname.lastname@example.org
$99 if paid in advance or $129 the day of the event
The SOUND EMPOWERMENT Training w/ Jim Donovan Training will teach you a wide array of techniques that:
You will learn ready-to-use methods that focus in three areas:
1. Basic Group and Individual Rhythm & Drumming Techniques
2. Voice and Vocal Toning for Everyone
3. Breathwork and Simple Movement
Jim Donovan's Teacher Trainings welcome persons of all experience levels including those with no musical or teaching experience. You will not need to know how to read musical notation, nor will you need a background in music theory. The training is designed to accept you as you are and give you the skill sets you need to begin creating your own sound based events right away.
If you already have teaching, facilitating, speaking and/ or musical experience, you will be delighted to find how much you will be able to draw from your own experience and apply it to what you learn at the training.
During the training...
You will be guided through a wide variety of tools and methods.
Each of the methods Jim teaches are ones specifically designed for easy integration into your own field of specialty. His intention is to connect you with skill sets that you can assimilate and re-form according to your own desires. You will be given a detailed explanation, methodology and demonstration on an array of malleable rhythm modules.
You will get feedback and guidance as you practice with the group.
The great thing about learning in a group setting is that we have the opportunity to learn from each other. The training will provide ample opportunities for you to practice what you are learning, and then gather constructive feedback from both myself and the other participants.
You will have an opportunity to map out your own event.
The training will include practical advice, methodology, feedback and opportunities for you to practice creating and mapping your own sound based experience from start to finish. You will leave with an understanding of the key components needed to make your events successful.
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About the trainer
Jim Donovan is an award winning musician, teacher, motivator and founding member of the multi-platinum band Rusted Root from 1990-2005. He was recently voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. Since 1999, Jim Donovan has regularly offered trainings workshops and seminars in the US and Europe in corporate, university and k-12 environments focused on using the power of rhythm, drumming and the voice to assist with personal development, wellness, consciousness transformation, healing, and creating community.
Donovan's studio work with Rusted Root has been featured in major motion films such as Ice Age, Twister, Mathilda as well as on various network television shows such as American Idol, David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, Party of Five and the PBS "Web of Life" documentary. His 15 years of touring experience with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the stage with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, The Grateful Dead, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Sting, and The Allman Brothers among many others.
As a solo artist and teacher, Donovan has released several highly acclaimed solo CD's as well as 3 popular instructional drumming audio and video products. He received his BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh where he also had the opportunity to study African Music with noted scholar Kwabena Nketia from Ghana. He has had the opportunity to study with several African master drummers including Elie Kihonia from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Etse Nyadedzor of Ghana. Currently Donovan is on faculty and is involved in research involving the use of percussion interventions for special needs children and is pursuing an advanced degree in Education Leadership at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. In addition to his musical credentials, Donovan is also certified Reiki practitioner, an active member of the Mankind Project, author, dedicated husband and father of 3.