Bringing Music to the Community
Music for People
Montreal Regional Program Training, Workshops, and Jam Sessions
Creating spontaneous music with others is uplifting, energizing, and inspiring. Here is an accessible way!
MfP improvisation workshops are accessible to everyone, from complete novice to expert musician. Using the philosophy and techniques of Music for People, I aim to create a space where every combination of people and instruments can come together and make music.
What happens at an MfP workshop?
We are given permission to drop our expectations of what we should play and return to the essence of music, silence, pulse and tone. As we do so, we enter into a state of mindful, compassionate and open listening. It is in this state that we open ourselves to experience our creative, musical and human potential. We also have a lot of fun!
For thousands of years, community music has been a part of every single world culture. Music has a place in our lives that goes far beyond that of the entertainment industry. Come and discover what that means.
My workshops are accessible to adults of all ages, and can be designed to meet the following goals:
Combat isolation and anxiety
Promote inspired leadership
Develop musicianship and ensemble skills
Develop creative teaching strategies
Experience a relaxing sound bath
Create a sound Garden by making music to meditate with
Players can bring their own instruments. Workshop package(s) can also include high quality drums and percussion instruments made by Remo Drums, Rav Vast, and Rhythm Band Instruments.
Workshop packages (please inquire about pricing)
- Basic - Facilitator(s) and no instruments (vocal improvisation or your organization and/or players supply instruments)
- Color and Sound - Boomwhackers, bells, and shakers
- Drum circle with melodic percussion
- Sound Bath or Sound Garden: specially chosen instruments including singing bowls, chimes, bells, Rav Vast hand pans, Ocean drums, table drum, shruti box, etc.
I have already given workshops in the following settings and for the following groups:
Music faculties and music schools
University and CEGEP
Amateur or professional choirs, choruses
Rock bands and singer-songwriters
Music educators and general educators
Singers and musicians of all levels
Senior citizens' residences and groups
Community and business leadership training
Groups can also be mixed. Individuals from all of the above categories have simultaneously partaken at a single workshop, and have had an amazing learning experience.
Recommended minimum age is 14 yrs old.
Music for People Montreal
Live Workshop December 4 from 7pm - 9pm ET
Facilitated by Irene Feher and members of MfP's Facilitator training program
LIVE?? YES! LIVE!!!
WHEN? Saturday December 4, from 7pm-9pm
WHERE? Ashtanga Yoga Montreal
372 Rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest Suite #118 (premier étage, Montréal, QC H3B 1A2) <-- click address for map
Studio is accessible by elevators and is a five-minute walk from metro Place-des-Arts. Underground parking is available nearby.
Bring your own instruments or use ours (we will have percussion instruments on site)!
Health and Safety Measures:
Please note that in accordance with Quebec's Health and Safety measures, all attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination. We also ask that you kindly remain masked. Wind instrumentalists are asked to have a protective filter on their instruments.
Ashtanga Yoga Montreal also has two hospital grade HEPA filters in-studio.
These regulations are subject to change in accordance with government mandates.
Spaces are limited so please reserve in advance.
Choose which registration rate is best for you