Jam -Scat -Move and Groove with your Mind-Body and Spirit

Group of students laughing. A large drum is in the middle of the group.
 Students stand behind a leader in front of a mirror making music, drumming, moving
  Students stand behind a leader in front of a mirror making music, drumming, moving
 Two women strike dramatic poses in front of a mirror
 Three people sit in a circle as they play instruments and sing

Date: June 11-13, 2020 (Summer)
Medium: Music and movement
Instructors: Barry Green and Mary Knysh (email)
Skill Level: Intermediate to professional

A participation class for all musicians playing any instrument, keyboard, voice, or percussion at all skill levels from intermediate to professional. Students, teachers, amateurs, professionals will explore Barry Green’s innovative and celebrated Inner Game of Music techniques of concentration designed to unleash the individuals full potential for performance, learning or teaching. Classes will be devoted to improvisation, voice, movement, rhythm, coaching and teaching techniques from Green’s three books on the mind, body and spirit of the performer/teacher.

Participants will be encouraged to offer 1-2 minutes of prepared solo pieces, songs or excerpts for class demonstrations or coaching sessions. There will be many other group participation exercises from a video screen or dictated from the instructors.

Special pricing for non-credit workshop: $220

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Miami University has officially cancelled all face-to-face classes for the first summer term. This unfortunately means that CraftSummer must cancel our program scheduled for April and June.

Currently we are in the process of rescheduling some workshops to run towards the end of July. We will update our website as soon as we have dates and classes lined up.

We are also exploring the concept of creating workshop style classes to be offered online with the hopes of having a few classes available this year. It will include personal instruction, demos, live critiques and live feedback from the instructors. More info will follow soon.

We wish you well. Stay safe.

Supply List

Supplies are subject to change. A final list will be emailed to each participant before the first day of class.

Studio Fee

All workshops have a studio fee. Fees are collected at the end of the workshop and payable by check or credit card. MU no longer accepts cash.

Estimated studio fee for this workshop: $TBD*

*The final cost may vary depending on the actual cost of materials at the time of the workshop. It is possible for fees to be less or greater than the range indicated depending upon individual student usage.

About the Instructors

Barry Green, a native Californian, served as Principal Bassist of the Cincinnati Symphony for 28 years. A former Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists, Green currently teaches double bass at The Ohio State University and two high school programs in Cincinnati. Formerly professor of bass at U. of Calif. Santa Cruz and U. of Cincinnati CCM, Green has also written 3 bass method books and many solo recordings.

As a bass soloist, Green has created three new multimedia productions called Anna’s Way, from Inspiration to Artistry, Anna’s Gift, the Way of Passion, and Anna’s Promise. These unique hour-long productions are for solo bass, narration with background visuals and have been performed internationally in combo version as well as with full concert band and orchestra.

Green is author of three books dealing with the philosophy of music, the mind, body and spirit: The Inner Game of Music (Doubleday, 1986), The Mastery of Music, Ten Pathways to True Artistry (Broadway/Doubleday 2003) and Bringing Music to Life! (GIA, 2009).

Mary E. Knysh is the founder of Rhythmic Connections, an innovative company advancing education, health, and creative development through drum circles and music improvisation. Mary is a cutting edge workshop drum circle facilitator, trainer and consultant who uses music as a means for personal and organizational transformation through creativity, leadership and non‐verbal communications. She is a professional musician, recording artist, and international author. An international teacher/trainer with the Music for People organization, Mary is also an Orff Schulwerk clinician and teaching artist for the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, Young Audiences of NJ, and New York BOCES. She is endorsed by Remo Inc and Rhythm Band Instruments. Mary travels throughout the United States, Europe and Asia offering drum circle facilitator trainings, performances, and workshops.