Event Phone: 301-565-2282
Soundscapes of Early Childhood
May 24, 2016
9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Our present-day world is filled with noise, forefront and background, from traffic, construction and airplanes outside, to media, appliance and people noises in our homes, shops and restaurants. To what extent the “sounding brass and clanging cymbals” of our contemporary acoustic environment threaten to separate our children from the sounds of their own voice or their own thoughts and feelings, we can hardly guess.
The deed of active listening has the power to open that realm to them again, to confirm their connection to their intrinsic selves and ultimately to allow them to embrace the world around them from within.
Sheila Johns , now a resident of Cuenca, Ecuador, lived and worked in the Washington D.C. area for many years. As a resource teacher at Washington Waldorf School and a community musician, Sheila used a therapeutic approach in a wide variety of venues that included classroom and private work with children and adults. Sheila holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Accompanying from the University of Southern California and a Master of Music in Piano Performance from Wichita State University. Sheila has post-graduate training in both vocal and instrumental anthroposophic music therapy and has created music in social settings, in various performance initiatives and in her work with the ill and dying. Sheila’s two children attended both Acorn Hill and the Washington Waldorf School.
Walk-ins welcome! Secure your seat with online registration & $10 donation.