Long Island Handpan Workshop - for Music Creativity & Self Expression + Dinner & Concert!
This is an in-person event
Sat, 24 July 2021
01:00PM - 09:00PM (EDT)
25 Alhambra Rd
Massapequa, New York 11758
Prana Rising Music
The Long Island Handpan Workshop for Music Creativity & Self Expression
is a fully hands on and immersive music making experience for complete beginner to advanced handpan players, instruments provided!
Participants will have a transformational music making experience as we discover and share our musical expression through the handpan instrument! Dinner & Concert to follow! Read more bellow:
1pm-3:30pm: Workshop 1
4pm-6:30pm: Workshop 2
6:30pm: Dinner (plant-Based/organic)
7:30-9pm: Live Performance by "Prana Rising" + guests
Workshop + Dinner + Concert: $65
Dinner + Concert Only: $25
About the Workshop:
We are overjoyed to invite you on this deep exploration into learning, playing, creating and exploring on a beautiful collection of 15 D-Celtic handpans, one for each participant!
Through this class, enjoy a transformative group music making experience. A variety of group and individual activities awaken our own unique self-expression. We will explore how to play music from a space of freedom as well as discover how to collaborate in a meaningful and positive way.
Prepare for an easy, informative and uplifting workshop experience! Look forward to connecting with a group of friendly, caring, and like-minded people. At the end of class, don't rush out! Talk to new friends, explore your new skills, and learn more about New York's largest growing handpan community!
*** To ensure the highest quality learning experience, each class will be limited to 16 participants!
*** Tickets are available for purchase ahead of time, and it's highly recommended since same day purchase will not guarantee space!
*** If you have your own D Celtic or D Kurd instrument, you are welcome to join at a discounted rate, please share a private message for more details!
***Students are welcome to arrive up to a half hour early to get comfortable and settled before the start of the workshop begins!
Evening Dinner & Performance:
After the workshop, let's enjoy an immersive and integrative experience together! A delicious meal will be prepared or feel free to bring a dish of your own, to nourish our bodies before a live performance by Prana Rising, your host and workshop facilitator.
The live performance will include a variety of different handpan instruments, electronics, collaborators, and unique approaches to the handpan that you will experience through a new view after the days workshop!
Meet the Facilitator:
Prana is a Long Island based performer, composer and music educator who holds the central belief that music has the power to transform the world. In 2015, Prana received their bachelors degree in percussion performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music and has had the humble privilege of studying with master percussionists Bernard Woma, Michael Burritt, Adam Maalouf, Glenn Kotche and Bill Cahn. As a percussionist & drummer, Prana performs regularly across NYC, Brooklyn, and Queens. In their solo project Prana Rising, Prana strives to combine contemporary sounds, world music textures, and pop music influences, into their own unique multi-instrumental style.
Prana is a New York State certified music educator with diverse experience spanning from early childhood music, advanced instrumental music teaching , drum circle facilitation, handpan workshops, and human self expression workshops. Also offering a variety of music lessons in percussion, piano, guitar, bass, voice and most instruments. Prana also offers specialized classes and lessons for developing confidence in music, early childhood music, improvisation & musicianship, creativity and self expression through music, and K-12 band, orchestra and chorus.