Day and TimeSun, 06 October 2019 12:30PM - 02:30PM (EDT)
*Handpan Creativity & Improvisation Workshop* is a fully hands on and immersive music making experience for complete beginner to advanced handpan players! We are overjoyed to invite the handpan/pantam community for a deep exploration into new possibilities for learning, playing, creating and exploring on these instruments we love so much! The workshop will be hosted by Padma NYC, located just across from Union Square park! The class will feature a collection of D-Celtic pantams, one for each participant, that will provide the foundation for transformational group music making. The diverse activities and exercises at our workshop will provide perspective and unique insights in the areas of: 1. how we relate to ourselves as musicians 2. how we cultivate musical practice in daily life 3. how we create and collaborate with others To ensure the highest quality learning experience, each class will be limited to 8 participants. Tickets are available for purchase ahead of time, and it's highly recommended since same day purchase will not guarantee space in the course. **If you have your own instrument, you are welcome to bring it, as there may be an opportunity for you to share at the end of the class! **Ticket cost is $40 **Students are encourage to arrive as early as 9:30am for the first workshop, and noon for the Second workshop, to get comfortable, and settled before the start of the workshop. Meet the Facilitator: A sound artist, discovering the music in everything, Max Kanowitz (aka Prana Rising) holds the central belief that music has the power to transform the world. Max is a Brooklyn based performer, composer and music educator. As a student, Max received his BM in both Percussion Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music in 2015 and has had the humble privilege of studying with master percussionists Bernard Woma, Adam Maalouf, Michael Burritt, Glenn Kotche and Bill Cahn. As a percussionist & drummer, Max performs regularly at theaters and music venues across NYC, Brooklyn and Queens. In his solo project Prana Rising, Max strives to express his musical voice by combining classical and contemporary sounds, world music textures, and pop music influences, into his own unique multi-instrumental style. Max is a New York State certified music educator with diverse experience spanning from early childhood music, advanced instrumental music teaching & music & movement workshop facilitation; also offering a variety of music lessons in percussion, piano, guitar, bass, voice and most beginner instruments. Max also offers specialized classes and lessons in early childhood music, music production, improvisation & musicianship, creative self expression through music classes, and K-12 band, orchestra and chorus.