ExplO+re Class: Community Sound + Music on the Green
Music therapist and multi-instrumentalist, Katie Down will be joined by SUNY New Paltz graduate music therapy students and esteemed colleagues in sound and music, Ben Brown, Mary Myers, and Craig Chin for 3 separate musical offerings at Academy Green Park from 3:30 – 6:30. The offerings will start with a community drum circle from 3:30 – 4:30. Please bring a drum or anything to make a sound. At 4:30, we will transition into a sing-along/strum-along for anyone who wants to sing together. Songbooks will be available through a PDF via QR code that people can access on their phones. Bring a guitar, ukulele, banjo, zither, anything you can strum! And last but certainly not least, we will have a sound meditation with gongs, bowls, and deep drone resonant instruments for a restorative deep listening experience. Bring a blanket and drop into sound.
Katie Down, LCAT, MT-BC, MM, is a licensed creative arts therapist and professor with SUNY New Paltz’s music therapy program. She runs SoundWell Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC, a private practice based in the Hudson Valley and in Brooklyn, NY. Katie has been facilitating sound bath meditations, sound walks, and other sonic meditative experiences for many years, always listening and learning about ways to engage with sound in our ever-evolving world.