Whether a person’s challenges are physical, emotional, spiritual or psychological, music therapy can address a person’s needs. “Controlled Chaos” refers to intentionally being open to the roadblocks, detours and diversions which come up in all of our lives. There is a belief that there is a connection between music and healing, creating positive changes in individuals and communities. This workshop will use music to explore and connect a myriad of sounds and rhythms that surround us and allow us to heal ourselves and connect to others. There is no musical pre-requisite other than a willingness to participate at whatever comfort zone works for you. If you play an instrument, please bring it, or, if you have some interesting rhythm instruments, bring them; if not, we will have rhythm instruments to use.
Brian Rauch received his MA in Music Therapy from New York University in 1980 and worked in that field for many years. He has been studying and playing music since he was a very young child, beginning with piano and trumpet before adding guitar, bass, banjo, mandolin and harmonica. Brian is currently involved in four different musical projects performing as a soloist as well as in rock, bluegrass and blues. He has opened for Commander Cody, Savoy Brown and Annie Haslam, formerly known as Renaissance.