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  • Music and Memory Loss: An Interview with Percussionist David Naylor
    October 27, 2021

    Music and Memory Loss: An Interview with Percussionist David Naylor

    David Naylor, Percussionist

    After suffering a debilitating illness, David Naylor found himself in a hospital unable to remember who he was. During his recovery, he saw an online photo of himself sitting behind a percussion setup that would become known as the "Gathering of Drums." At the center of this setup was a Zenko Drum in the Akebono tuning - that seemed to David to serve as the "heart" of the collection. Upon being discharged, David returned to his home and was filled with wonder upon finding himself before these instruments in real life, unable to remember anything about how they came to be assembled or how he'd played them. And thus began a journey to reinvent and rediscover himself though music. 

    David Naylor, Percussionist

    After hearing a little about David's story, We Play Well Together's Joule L'Adara invited David to join her on an Instagram Live to share more. What unfolded was a fascinating conversation about what's possible when we let go of the past stories of who we are and can live fully in the present moment. 
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    For a beautiful deep dive into mindfulness, memory, and rhythm, listen to this 75-minute long-form IG Live interview edited for YouTube with photos of David's percussion setup and live playing interspersed with the story-telling. Watch the video here... 
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  • Join Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Boston Tuesdays and Wednesdays live online!
    October 20, 2020

    Join Multi-Instrumentalist Todd Boston Tuesdays and Wednesdays live online!

    The Quiet Mind

    THE QUIET MIND

    Feel Connected - Reduce Stress - Be Inspired
     
    Featuring instruments distributed by
    We Play Well Together
     

    JOURNEY TOGETHER INTO THE SOUND

    AND SILENCE

    Our relationship with vibration, sound, and music is intrinsically connected to who we are as humans. Join award-winning musician Todd Boston in a weekly experiential class on the power of sound, music and meditation. We will be joined by special guests.
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    Learn practical tools to deepen your connection and relationship to sound as a tool for transformation, healing, and growth. Explore how music and meditation can expand your abilities of deep listening, intuition, and how to integrate it into your healing practice and day to day life... 
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    By tuning our voices, instruments, and hearts we can go deeper into the subtleties of listening. This state of focus and deeper listening can open us to hear our intuition and inner voice in more clear and profound ways. Bring your voice, percussion, and/or instrument.

    REGISTER HERE - CLASS BY YOUR DONATION

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  • A Music Therapist's Portrait: Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
    May 12, 2020

    A Music Therapist's Portrait: Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC

    Christine Stevens with the Hokema Sansula
    A Portrait: Christine Stevens, MSW, MA, MT-BC
    An Interview with Annalena Horl 
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    Christine, when did music interest you and when did you start drumming?
    First of all, I thought I had no sense of rhythm at all. I almost failed the percussion class at college. But then a drum circle changed my life. I learned to play congas and improvise freely.
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    How would you describe your personal philosophy regarding drums and their magic?
    For me, drums are a portal to musical expression. Their simple handling, their spiritual depth and historical significance, as well as scientifically proven evidence of their healing effects, make them an instrument of transformation, healing, prayer and fun.
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    When did you get to know the Kalimba Sansula?
    That was during a national conference for music therapists. I tried them out and bought two of them.
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    How do you use the Sansula and what are the possibilities of using the instrument? What effect does the Sansula have on your students and listeners?
    I use the Sansula in my healing drum groups, in which we practice the healing rhythm with every participant. These can be seniors, cancer patients or even companies. The sound of the Sansula is always calming and mystical...
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