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Restorative Music Workshop: Experiencing Connection Through Playful and Expressive Musical Explorations

Thursday March 3, 2016 @ 7:00 pm


Experience how playful and expressive creativity can be an effective and exciting practice in gaining access to one’s authentic experience of self and others. Join us in finding your own way—through singing, instrument playing and movement—to connect to yourself within a safe and therapeutic group environment. Music therapists Zachary Kandler and Kristin Sharkey will guide you through a wide range of experiences designed to encourage creative and spontaneous expression, so you can attune to where you are in the present moment and discover ways to authentically express yourself.

Zachary Kandler received his Master’s degree in music psychotherapy from New York University. For the past five years, he has practiced music psychotherapy at Rebecca School in New York City, a therapeutic day school for children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disorders of relating and communicating. He earned a postgraduate certification in Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy—a creative and improvisational approach to working therapeutically through music. In addition, he is a certified DIR/Floortimepractitioner, which is a developmental and play-based model in working with children with special needs.

Kristin Sharkey holds a Master’s degree music psychotherapy from New York University. Kristin has practiced music therapy in a wide variety of settings from special education schools, medical settings to residential centers and outpatient facilities and currently works full time with adults with mental illnesses.  She received a post-graduate certification in Vocal Psychotherapy from Dr. Diane Austin’s Vocal Psychotherapy Institute. Kristin is a lifelong pianist and vocalist as well as an avid percussionist and guitarist. Kristin believes that positive musical experiences can help to facilitate joy and wellness through connection with others as well as self-expression.

Tickets are non-refundable.

nyculture_logo_cmyk (7-12-12)This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in Partnership with the City Council.

nysca_60pxThis program is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


Thursday March 3, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Brooklyn Conservatory of Music
58 7th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217 United States


Brooklyn Conservatory of Music