Experimental pedagogy is an important part of my art practice. I am passionate about co-creating spaces that empower people to have their own experience. For the last number of years, I have been developing and teaching workshops by using the drum as an anchor point for a myriad of explorations. Through activities involving rhythm, deep listening, mirroring, authentic movement, graphic scoring, memory, mapping and improvisation, my workshops intend to place participants in relation to their surroundings, and inspire deep communication and expression.
I have taught with the RHYTHM program at reachAbility, at schools such as the We'koqma'q Mi'kmaq School and Charles P. Allen in Bedford, at Millbrook First Nation, arts organizations such as the Centre for Art Tapes, groups such as the Rebel Girls Rock Camp and the Music Liberatory, and at artist residencies including the Pictou Island Portage, White Rabbit Arts and the Songlines Residency on the Magdalen Islands.
Photos by Nigel Quinn, Katherine Knight and Lindsay Dobbin.