UPCOMING EVENTS

DRUM & SONG KEEPER / CO-FACILITATOR Community Grief Ceremony

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Unity Community of Central Oregon, 63645 Scenic Drive, Bend, OR 97701

“Surrendering to your sorrow has the power to heal the deepest of wounds”

-Sobonfu Some-

In life it is necessary to grieve those things that no longer serve us in order to let them go. Grief is a common human emotion that impacts us all. It can come to us through divorce, illness, loss of dreams, conflict, death, change and so much more. Grief is an invitation to feel. It invites us to come into the body to shed light on those things that are ready to be released in order to heal. Because of this, we must have ways to move our pain. Grief needs to be regularly felt and released or it begins to smother our joy, creativity, and our ability to connect with our self and others.

Community Grief Ceremony is a safe way to learn how to lean into grieving within and among community. Communal grieving offers something that we cannot get when we grieve by ourselves. Through validation, acknowledgement and witnessing, communal grieving allows us to experience a level of healing that is deeply and profoundly freeing. Each of us has a basic human right to that genuine love, happiness and freedom.

$150-250

ONLINE GUEST SONGLEADER on Sisters in Harmony GLOBAL with Heather Houston & Sarina Partridge

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I will be a guest on this weekly song circle called Sisters in Harmony Global! Sharing songs with fellow songleaders Heather Houston and Sarina Partridge.

I want to just name for myself that I do not identify as a woman or sister, I am joining this event as a non-binary guest. This is a lovely way to stay connected with global community and receive song inspiration.

Register to reserve your spot and receive your Zoom link.

Drum-Song Reclamation Training

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An 8-week initiation into the skill of drumming to support singing for collective healing and power

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booking HOUSE CONCERTS

House concerts are one of the most magical settings to share music.

If you're interested in hosting, I'm here to help make it as easy, streamlined, and fun for you as possible! Below I answer some initial questions and have provided a clear, detailed guide covering all the rest. 

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS A HOUSE CONCERT? 

A house concert is a gathering of friends in your living room, on your deck, in your garden or backyard, with live music, often food, drinks, and conversation. You don’t need a large living room or backyard, just a welcoming space where people can come together. The average house concert has 20-40 people and is purposefully more intimate. The focus is on listening and connecting more deeply with the music and the people sharing the experience of it.

 

HOW DO I SET UP A HOUSE CONCERT?

I'm glad you asked! Your first step will be to get in touch with me and we'll establish a date and event logistics. I'll then provide you with ticketing links and / or promo. At that point, it's time to invite, invite, invite! The day of the event I'll arrive early to set up, relax, and maybe share a meal with you. Just like that, we'll have a beautiful evening of music in your home! 

 

WHAT IS THE LIVE PERFORMANCE LIKE?

I will perform solo, possibly with a guest or two, or possibly with a small acoustic band. I have a unique approach to performing in that I like to invite a lot of audience participation in the form of singing, rhythm-making, and movement. I'll tell stories and perform with a few different instruments to keep the night interesting, but the overall feel will be intimate and heartfelt. It is possible that by the end of the night, people will be ready to get up and dance. That is totally awesome and welcome! 

 

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN OFFER BESIDES PERFORMANCE?

Why yes, in fact! If it interests you and your community, we can set up a workshop in conjunction with the house concert! In addition to being a performing singer-songwriter, I'm also a teaching artist and music facilitator. I primarily teach hand drumming, but can also lead song circles. This can happen earlier in the day before the performance or the next day. If you'd like to set up a workshop or song circle, just let me know! We’ll make a plan together and tie it in with house concert promotion. 

 

Check out this helpful guide that lays out all the details clearly and offers options to customize your house concert event to your liking! 

HOUSE CONCERT GUIDE 2022

 

Contact me expressing interest in hosting a house concert and include potential dates!

BOOK A HOUSE CONCERT