Recent requests from music lovers have inspired Studio B, Boyertown’s Fine Art Gallery, to add several musical events to its schedule during February and March, with the potential of adding future workshops and seminars to its regular calendar.
The following offerings, ‘appetizers’ offered to gauge interest within the community, are free and open to the public.
On Sunday, Feb. 16, ‘Play on! Music: Food for Love and Life and Healthy Living’ will be held at the studio from 1 to 3 p.m.
Dave Antonio will speak about his life-long journey as a musician and teacher and how teaching, spirituality and the Great Recession led him to become a Certified Clinical Musician. Visitors will be engaged in a discussion of music, sound, and healing and will be treated to live music of various instruments as well experiencing a brief “sound journey.”
Dave is a Certified Clinical Musician, board certified through the Harps For Healing program in Littleton, CO. He has done music for hospice and for the Fox Chase Cancer Center at Pottstown Hospital as an intern. For hospice & palliative care he uses Flutes and Classical Guitar.
Dave also teaches guitar and various instruments at Bachman School of Music 38 South Reading Ave, Boyertown, having worked there for over 17 years. He has a human services background currently working with adults with ID and MH issues as a trainer and spent nearly a decade working with at risk adolescents in a restorative classroom model.
Next month, on Sunday, March 30, another discussion event will be held at the studio from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Craig Bennett will address an often-expressed question: ‘So What’s So Great About So-called ‘Great’ Music?’ Noting that classical music has been around as long as it has for a reason—and a lot of it has been around for much less time than you might think—Craig will provide insights to add to our enjoyment, assurance that we don’t need to like much, and the encouragement to come out and discover a little more about what you like. We might be pleasantly surprised!
Craig’s background includes stints as a musician, an on-camera and voice-over performer, and a part-time art student at PCA and PAFA, as well as a teacher of English. Craig’s interests include literature, travel (especially Western Europe), maverick archaeology, and the eternal questions that have stumped philosophers for ages. He welcomes the opportunity to discuss these things with anyone who shares an interest in them.
Both of these events are free and open to the public. Donations happily accepted.
Information from Studio B.