Music Intensive

  • Date Jan 4 2021 - Jan 8 2021
  • Venue Perth Waldorf School, Bibra Lake, WA

Music Intensive with Paul Lawrence and Nicole Peterson

4-8 January, 2021, Perth WA

Two courses will be offered

Learning to Listen – opening ourselves to sound and tonal awareness, an anthroposophical approach

Together we will: tone, chant, sing, practice eurythmy. 

And contemplate: the music of spheres; the esoteric nature of music and tone; the evolution of consciousness in musical terms; physical sound, ensouled sound and spirit sound; out origins in a tonal world; the true meaning of silence. 

We will take the words of Rudolf Steiner as our guide handiwork with them artistically. 

The more we open ourselves in this course, the more we can expect to raise and fine-tune our own sound/frequency, bringing us to a place of healing and transformation. 

 
Creative Music Teaching – the art of teaching a life-filled music class
 
Music instantly connects us to a well-spring of life, yet as teachers and students we are often faced with blocks that make music hard, a chore, dull and even frustrating. How can ‘music flow’ translate into ‘learning flow’ where lessons run smoothly and joyfully?
 
Together we will trace musical development from Waldorf classes 1-5 and learn how to effectively engage a class through: movement; creative round singing; rhythmic obstinate; improvisation; folk dancing; soundscapes; games; flashcards; fun warm-ups; in/out breathing; recorder; percussion; creative planning. 
 
Participants will receive repertoire and recordings of all material and an overview of musical focuses for each class. 
 
Venue
The courses will be run at Perth Waldorf School, Gwilliam Drive, Bibra Lake, Western Australia.
 
Is it one or two courses?
Learning to Listen may be taken on its own. 
Creative Music Teaching must be taken with Learning to Listen in order to gain the full Waldorf music picture. 
 
Learning to Listen will be held from 8.30 – 12noon each day
Creative Music Teaching will be held from 1.30 – 5pm each day. 
 
Both courses run from 4-8 January, 2021. 
 
Cost
Learning to Listen – AUD$250 ($210 concession)
Creative Music Teaching and Learning to Listen – AUD$495 ($445 Concession)
 
Vegetarian lunch (to be confirmed) at additional cost. 
Morning and afternoon tea provided. 
 
Bookings
 
Pre-requisite
Creative Music Teaching: basic theoretical knowledge of music, note reading and recorder playing ability. Please bring your own recorder (preferably wooden) and any other (non-electronic) instrument you play. 
There is no pre-requisite for Learning to Listen. 
 
Billeting
Billeting may be available for regional/interstate participants. Please let us know if you require this. For locals, please let us know if you are available to host someone. 
 
Enquiries
Paul Lawrence email: plawrence@pws.wa.edu.au Mobile: 0447 692 654 WhatsApp: +61 447 692 654
 
About Paul Lawrence
Paul is in his 21st year of teaching music in Waldorf schools. He has helped to set up music programmes at West Coast Steiner School, Silver Tree Steiner School and Perth Waldorf School. Paul has composed many songs, will soon be publishing a book “Songs of the South West”, has trained adults in music and anthroposophy since 2007 at Rudolf Steiner College Perth, taught and performed at National Anthroposophical Conferences and currently runs singing and listening retreats in Ubud, Bali. 
 
Paul is passionate about music, education and the inner journey of the soul. 
 
About Nicole Peterson
Nicole loves to move. She is a Canadian-born, Perth raised Eurythmist. Graduating from The American Eurythmy School in California in 2011, she then carried on further training and performance work in Anthroposophical arts in Switzerland, while teaching eurythmy in blocks – here, there and everywhere. After four years teaching eurythmy in Central Victoria, she returned to her home turf in 2017 for the birth of her daughter, and now teaches eurythmy at Perth Waldorf School. She has a passion for how eurythmy brings healing through social experience, listening and becoming present.