Have you ever stopped to listen to the sound of an insect or investigated the sounds that sticks make when they crash together? Do you listen to birds sing? Natural sound is all around us. Join Teaching Artist and professional musician Louise King to explore the natural world through sound making within the grounds of the Ecovillage – an international award winning eco community on the Hinterland Gold Coast. Come along to this hands-on creative workshop designed for inquisitive minds and ears. Engage with the stunning natural environment in a gentle forage for materials to create your own musical work.
Presented by Teaching Artist and professional musician Louise King, this site-specific music workshop will give participants the opportunity to create, compose, sing and play music together, and spend time with nature. Exploring all that nature and music have to offer, children will work both independently and in more specific skill orientated groups. Children will have the opportunity to perform their works at the final stage of the workshop and take their visual creations home.
Cello Dreaming believes in community building opportunities and the benefits that come from combining multiple age ranges and abilities in musical activities.
WORKSHOP 1-3pm with showcase for families 3-3:30pm
The Old Dairy Community Hall
639 Currumbin Creek Road
Currumbin Valley – Gold Coast Hinterland
COST $20 per child (includes all materials)
BYO instrument (optional)
BYO instrument (optional)
LEVEL Suitable for children who are naturally curious and want to learn about how music is created and can be put together. No specific performing level or instrument is required for this workshop but if you do play an instrument it can be an advantage to creating more in depth musical work at the workshop. Please supply approximate level of musicianship and instrument at time of booking.
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WHAT TO BRING
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“As the disconnection between children and nature widens, I wish to share with you my passion for nurturing inquisitive thinking and personal hands-on creativity. Through making art that we care about that also responds to our environment, we can be inspired to make better choices to care for and notice more deeply our natural surroundings. Music is all around us and for me, it is a fundamental part of every child’s education.”
FACILITATOR BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Louise King is a Teaching Artist and professional musician with over 25 years of educating and workshop design experience. Focused on exploring ways to make music accessible, interactive, inclusive and creative she designs workshops to support communities and individuals to learn about life, culture and nature through art-making experiences. The Cello Dreaming workshop program develops confidence, resilience, physical skills, curious minds and playful spirits, equipping participants with skills for a healthy and creative life. Workshops are available for families, schools, creative aging programs and local councils and festivals. Louise is Artistic Director of Cello Dreaming and the Dreaming BIG concert series. A refined English cellist with extensive international experience and training, she is an inspiring concert artist, teacher, recording artist, adjudicator and event producer. Louise has won prestigious scholarships, music prizes and several international music competitions and performs in Australia’s finest music festivals and classical concert series.