UPCOMING EVENTS

Songleading at Song Village 2022

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Santa Cruz, California

SOLD OUT! I will be among an incredible group of songleaders facilitating community singing at this 4-day gathering.

ABOUT SONG VILLAGE... Song Village is held in a beautiful redwood forest in the Santa Cruz mountains. We have three or four song circles each morning afternoon and evening. The circles are lead by guest song leaders or by the participants themselves. Each circle has a theme or genre, like the ones listed below. You choose the circles that interest you the most. Learn and sing new songs, or teach the group some songs you love.

Our gatherings also include fun and rich community building events, including dance, improv theater, heart share circles and delicious meals. Our gatherings are consciously facilitated to help everyone feel included and connected.

Jun26

House Concert: Shireen Amini and Matti Joy

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Bend, Oregon

TBA

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