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Sat. February 23, 2013 Harrisonburg, VA
SOUND EMPOWERMENT Training with Jim Donovan
Introduction to Teaching Rhythm, Breath and the Voice as Tools for Wellness
1PM - 6 PM
$99 if paid in advance or $129 the day of the event
Broad Street Mennonite Church
481 Broad Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
If you have a question or prefer to register by phone please call workshop organizer Mike Deaton at 540-560-3825
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.
The Introduction to Teaching Rhythm, Sound and the Voice as Tools for Wellness Teacher 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 a musician, teacher, trainer and motivator whose mission is to empower, inspire and connect people. In his work, Donovan records, performs, writes, and offers workshops in the US and abroad focused on using rhythm, drumming and the voice as vehicles for personal growth, healing, and the creation of community. He was a founding member of the multi-platinum 90's band Rusted Root and was voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. Donovan holds a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh and is completing graduate work in Education Leadership at Saint Francis University where he is also on faculty. He is also developed a training program that teaches Occupational Therapists, medical professionals, parents and teachers how to use rhythm and sound as a complementary intervention for autistic and other special needs children. In addition to his musical credentials, Donovan is an author, dedicated husband and father of 3.