Women + Non Binary Identified Deep Musical Dive with Lauren Arrow
In-person evenings - 3 in-person daylong retreats
6 optional private sessions
Wednesday Nights in Larkspur, CA and Sunday Daylong Retreats in Occidental starting in May from 6:30 - 9 PM PST
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Being a musician is many things: It is an embodiment of our creativity, it is skill development, it is an immersion into the language of emotions, it is sound-sculpting, number-bending, time-skipping, texture-weaving, and it is so much more! And that’s why there are so many ways to be a musician.
In this series, we will explore the art of musicianship with our instruments. We will create original music using simple tools and concepts that are rooted in music theory, yet accessible by our intuition. Expect creative assignments with your guitars/ukes each week. We will also enjoy on-site practice, giving you a clear and simple direction to practice more at home, as well as intellectual explorations to help ground and expand what our ears love to hear.
It’s true that becoming more skilled can take some work, but don’t worry, work is effortless when we’re having fun! That’s why they call it “playing” music. The more ways you learn how to play, the more fun you can have.
You have a basic grasp of your instrument of choice- but you're desiring to go deeper. Diving into more challenging realms of sound and rhythm we'll open up your musical world and help level you up while staying grounded to your musical roots.
There's always more we can explore when it comes to your creativity. If you're feeling like you're ready to repot your sproutling into the soil, this group is for you.
If you can sing and play your instrument fluidly, have knowledge of all the major chords and their placing, and a solid strum and finger picking pattern, then Sproutling will hold you wonderfully!
I hold a deeply safe space where mistakes are celebrated and edges are stretched to help you BLOOM into your song. Scroll down for dates and deets!
- Diving deeper into your instrument of choice and understanding higher levels of theory & rhythm.
- Taking your songwriting to the next level and breaking free from old patterns or creative blocks
- Learning how to collaborate with others in an environment that encourages your creativity.
- Understanding the basics of home recording, music videos, and sharing your work online.
- Strengthening your voice and cuddling up with your edges
- Exploring more challenging group songs + exquisite harmony
- Flowing into improvisation/ channeling
- As always, Magick, Ritual + Play!
BLOOM consists of 9 in-person groups starting in May and going through. We meet on a near weekly basis with a couple weeks off in-between for integration.
3 Daylong Retreats with Full Bloom
During these daylong retreats we will connect with our sisters from both Bloom groups, bringing the tools we've gathered into practice in a day-long journey with song and joy!
9 In-Person Evening Groups
We will be focusing on 5 topics during these evenings: instrument & rhythm basics, vocal strength & group singing, improvisation & songwriting-receiving, and recording with a simple home studio, videos, & online sharing.
Optional 6 One - On - One Sessions with Lauren
Dive deeper into personalized instruction with Lauren during these 30 minute sessions. If you would prefer to have an hour you can combine 2 sessions. Sessions expire one year after purchase.
If you're unsure if you qualify for this group, please set up an interview with Lauren so she can assess your level.
Please check dates before scheduling an interview!
Sunday Daylong Song Retreats
with Full Bloom
Occidental, California, 11-5pm
(30 minutes West of Sebastopol, 1 hr North of Marin)
May 21 - June 18 - July 16
9 Wednesday Evening In-Person Groups
Location: Larkspur, 6:30 - 9pm
May: 3 - 10 - 17 - 31
June: 7 - 14 - 28
July: 5 - 12
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COVID19 Safety for Retreats:
Because of the ever- changing nature of COVID, we are still asking folks take a rapid-test anytime we are meeting in person and to commit to not coming if you have any symptoms. If COVID cases start to spike we may require a PCR test for the daylongs or meet outside.
"Lauren is a gifted facilitator in the sound, healing arts, and song. I came to Lauren to work on a wound with my music. After working with Lauren I have discovered more confidence and ability to channel my thoughts, emotions, and surroundings into sound. I have been touched and inspired by my work with Lauren to find rhythm and rhyme ever where I go, to start musical improv with friends and to not be afraid of it sounding perfect. The gift I have taken away is resilience and imagination within song sketching, writing, and creation."
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There are 6 spots total for this group. The group includes:
- 9 in-person evening sessions
- 3 daylong retreats and ritual in Occidental
- 6 30 minute one-on-one sessions with Lauren (optional)
- Membership to the Soulful Singing Sisterhood + Songbook
- Access to the Baritone Basics video series
If this group SINGS to you, please contact Lauren by filling out the doohickey below. Please make sure to check the dates first before scheduling an interview.
Keep in mind that this group is a significant financial investment. There are a couple different tuition tiers you can engage in and Lauren does her best to accommodate all needs. She has work-trade and scholarship options available as well. During the interview call if it feels like a fit, Lauren will discuss enrollment and tuition.
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