Music in the Moment is a proud member and supporter of the creative and healing arts community.
Below are organizations that Ron is a member of the creative team:
Music for People is a worldwide community dedicated to the belief that all people are inherently musical, creative, and capable of authentic, spontaneous expression. We enable holistic music making for people of all ages and levels of experience.
Our mission is to encourage an accessible and mindful approach to creative expression through improvisation in a safe, joyful, and nonjudgmental atmosphere.
We believe music made in this way is a powerful path to personal and social transformation, artistic freedom, and community building. Music improvisation focusing on play and inclusivity perpetuates acceptance and positive understanding between people.
Participate in two hours of continuous dance/movement improvisation with live music. Leaders Manfred Fischbeck and Brigitta Herrmann guide the group through a series of movement meditations, improvisational structures, and games to inspire spontaneous self-expression and collective creation.
Join us every Friday from 8-10 PM
Flute Haven offers a full week of workshops, recording, classes, performing and performances, presentations, and (most enjoyably) music-making and jamming.
Shruti Boxes provide a rich drone background that supports singing or playing almost any instrument. A Shruti Box is hand-pumped, so you can produce a slightly pulsating constant chord to support the right rhythm for the style of music you are playing.
Below are friends of Music in the Moment:
Carol Tileston teaches all styles and levels of guitar, including the Suzuki Method for children four and up. She teaches out of her home in the Mount Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Enjoy a rejuvenating Sunday afternoon creative movement journey for the body, heart, and soul. Your workshop begins with guided relaxation and movement meditations, then expands into fun Group Motion improvisational structures and games that inspire spontaneous self-expression and collective group creation. Live music! Open to everyone!
Community Acupuncture of Mt. Airy is wellness center that’s been serving the community for a dozen years. We specialize in acupuncture, offered on a sliding scale from $30-$45. We work on tables, not chairs, so we can treat the whole body, and each relaxed visit offers plenty of time to share your health concerns.
Inner Rhythms Music and Therapy Center provides music lessons, music therapy, and event and rehearsal space to musicians, therapists and artists in the Philadelphia area.
SpiritArts is a method to dance your inner dance through music making, sound healing and visual art making. Come to Lynn Miller's Healing Arts Studio, in Phoenixville, PA for a SpiritArts session or workshop.
Intercultural Journeys uses the arts to promote peace and greater understanding between people of diverse backgrounds, faiths, and cultures with the aim of catalyzing social change and awareness. Founded in 2002, Intercultural Journeys believes that performances, done for the purpose of bringing people together that might otherwise be in conflict, give us the opportunity to play a small part in contributing to world peace. ALEX SHAW - CURATOR
The Folk Factory, based at the Unitarian Church on Stenton Ave and Gorgas Lane in Mt. Airy, is a forum for people interested in music of all kinds and progressive social change. Open Stage / Open Circles are held on most "last Thursdays," and concerts are scheduled throughout the year.
Michael London is a Philadelphia Area Singer-Songwriter known as a passionate interpreter of Rumi’s poetry, the great 13th century Sufi poet. He offers us a musical window into the ecstatic poems, which reveal and make tangible our connection with the self, humanity, nature and beyond.
Animus is a Philadelphia based World Fusion Music & Dance ensemble led by Bill Koutsouros. Their exciting original music melds the exotic musical traditions of the Middle East, Greece, India & Latin America with Jazz, Funk, Rock and beyond. Animus' spectacular belly dancers add an enchanting dimension at selected performances.
The Opa Band performs the best Traditional Greek Music featuring Philadelphia's own John Koutsouros on Guitar and his son Bill on Bouzouki, Outi and Tsoumbaliki.
This circle meets quarterly to celebrate the annual equinoxes and solstices.
Feel the connectedness to nature and the spiritual beauty of this rich musical tradition. Beginners & experienced musicians are all welcome. Please bring any world music instruments you have (native flutes, drums, rattles, didgeridoo, rain sticks, dulcimers, ukuleles, etc.) Led by FRANK HENNINGER
Andrea Clearfield is an award-winning composer of music for orchestra, opera, chorus, chamber ensembles, dance, film and multi-media collaborations. Clearfield creates deep, emotive musical languages that build cultural and artistic bridges.
Amy Mermaid Isakov – is a tech savvy and innovative dreamer passionate about connection, spirituality, music, ritual arts, and how the Divine can manifest in all its forms.
Julie Angel has been gently guiding clients to a place of more joyful embodiment for over 25 years. She integrates the tools of MASSAGE, WATSU (aquatic bodywork), Process Healing (somatic therapy) and chakra psychology (the interface of energy between body, mind and spirit).
Nourishing Inner Peace Through Hitting Things
Drumming can be used as a tool to teach many life and coping skills, and can provide a positive and creative outlet while acting as a vehicle for self-expression and emotional release in a safe space.
Jennifer Blaine has been performing original one-woman shows for fifteen years. Jennifer specializes in comedy that delves into serious and socially relevant issues and provides audiences with the opportunity to unite in laughter.
VILLAGE WELLNESS with Lance Isakov is committed to enhancing wellness in our community by providing access to the best holistic medicine services. We also strive to enable our practitioners to thrive in a healthy and supportive environment.
Bucks County’s premier Therapeutic Arts and Counseling Center for the Heart … Mind … Body … Soul
AHA! Studio for Integrated Therapies provides individual and group counseling and psychotherapy services for children, families, adolescents and women, integrating both traditional and creative therapy techniques that lead to emotional and physical wellness.
Philadelphia's premiere recording and film studio. Hub for community and international music and arts. Home of the MUSICIANS GATHERING performances, 3rd Sunday's of the month.
For nearly 20 years, Rocky Wilson, a poet, playwright, and substitute teacher in the city schools, has led Pizza and Poetry at A Slice of New York pizzeria in downtown Camden.
The Germantown Espresso Bar at 26 Maplewood Mall, offers Coffee, Community, and Culture. Miles Butler & Jeff Podlogar have worked hard to create a comfy, cozy, creative, and safe, space for all, including their upstairs Listening Room.
Challenging mass incarceration through collaborative arts practice & creating partnerships with inside artists through musicianship and songwriting.
Anna Crusis Women’s Choir: women joining voices to build community - one song at a time. Is committed to musical excellence and social change. We sing to celebrate the diversity of women's lives and culture;
Cellist, David Darling's prolific collection of recordings and innovative performance style represent an eclectic variety of musical genres. His playful and unconventional teaching methods have helped open the world of music and improvisation to thousands of individuals.
Petunia's is a chic women's consignment clothing and accessory boutique and was created to meet the needs of fashion-conscious women who are looking to purchase designer label and better-brand items that are, generally, two years old and newer, and sold at a fraction of their full retail prices.
Founded on January 1, 2012, the Philly Drum Project is a percussive collective dedicated to making drumming more accessible by helping drummers in our area share Gear, Lessons, and Beats.
Mt. Airy Art Garage (MAAG) is a nonprofit Arts Hub founded and driven by a dynamic group of professional artists. We provide communal space for creativity, collaboration, and self-actualization, while utilizing creative expression as an instrument for social change.
The Essential Experience Workshop invites you to open your heart and mind to new possibilities. If you are feeling stuck in some part of your life, come to find new ways to move. If you are in transition, come to find ways to navigate. If you want to grow in new ways, come to find others who will grow with you.
Erinn Podoshen, owner/operator of Positive Pet Training, can help your pet learn to respect others while being shown the respect it deserves. Positive Pet Training can help bring harmony to your household while you simultaneously build a strong bond with your pet.
The Chestnut Hill Music Academy is a complete music training center serving Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Springfield, Eastern Montgomery County and nearby towns. Director Mickey Leone has 30 years experience with music and children refining his programs as owner and director of various music schools and programs.
Catherine Marie Charlton is a Steinway Artist, Winner of the 2013 12th Annual Independent Music Awards for Instrumental EP, and Winner of the 2011 Zone Music Reporter Award for Best Instrumental Album - Piano.
By combining expert skills in advanced soft tissue techniques, sports chiropractic, strength conditioning and clinical nutritional testing, Dr. Jenn Hartmann has generated a true comprehensive approach of care for her patients who are either beginning or continuing their wellness journey.
The Ambler Theater is located at 108 E. Butler Ave in Ambler, PA and is a nonprofit, community-based movie theater that specializes in independent, art, and foreign films.
Mostly Waltz invites you to an afternoon of dancing to beautiful live music. In addition to the waltzes, the program includes other couple dances, such as swing, tango, polka, one-step, schottische, fox-trot, etc. Sessions are led by Ret Turner & Peggy Leiby.
Alexandre Tannous – a sound expert who weaves art, science and spirituality through sound to affect human consciousness. It encourages the participant to follow hands on instructions on breathwork and auditorial humming before falling into a deep blissful state of hypnotic wait less existence surrounded by ancient overtones.
Integrative therapies using music, somatic experiencing tools, creative expression and mindfulness for regaining our natural health and sense of well being. Led by KATIE DOWN
The multicultural South African band of Sharon Katz and the Peace Train helped Nelson Mandela end Apartheid and have continued spreading their message of peace and reconciliation through performances and workshops around the world ever since. The just-released documentary film, When Voices Meet, chronicles the group's 20-year musical journey in support of Mandela's vision and is being screened at film festivals worldwide in 2015.
Mt. Airy Learning Tree (MALT) is a community service organization founded in 1980 that celebrates the diversity of Northwest Philadelphia, bringing together neighbors to share a wide variety of ideas, information and skills in informal learning environments.
Malelani Cafe has the DELICIOUS Amazing Mediterranean food! You will also enjoy the coffee house atmosphere and variety of artists, musicians, poets and comedians that participate in their open mic.
FRANCESCA GENCO is the founder of Song of the Body, which offers classes, workshops and retreats in embodied voice, sound healing, yoga and creative expression.
Since 2010, Michelle Stortz, has worked with hundreds of cancer and chronic illnesses survivors in the Philadelphia area. She enjoys designing custom yoga programs that anyone can do regardless of ability.
CLOUD CLOTH EDUCATION is a global network of students empowered by their shared dreams.
The Dream Flag Project is In an education environment focused entirely on skills, not purpose, The Dream Flag Project has given more than 100,000 K-12 students the courage to share and declare their dreams and aspirations powerfully and publicly, infusing hope, not fear, into classrooms everywhere.
Wild For Salmon is a fishermen owned business that makes fresh/frozen wild Alaskan sockeye salmon available to you at a common good price. Because we are the fishermen and we are local, we are able to provide you with the highest quality.
Sharon Sigal is a vocal aritst, actress and voice teacher that has been performing, acting and teaching in the Philadelphia, New York and New Jersey area. Also offering a Salon of Music and Theater, an intimate night of music and theater arts in the comfort of your own home.
MIKE INSKEEP is an an independent Apple Certified Support Professional with years of experience. "I support Apple devices, the programs that run on them, the devices they connect to, and the services they access."
Drawing from her vast experience as an artist, DAMINI CELEBRE, healer and educator, she wrote the book entitled Painting the Landscape of the Soul: A Journey of Self Discovery, BrushHeart Press, 2014. Her book skillfully weaves her three passions: Shamanism, creative arts and healing arts into a unique and powerful approach for awakening the creative self.
A certain humility is necessary when approaching poetry. In writing, as in reading, you listen to a voice that is not entirely your own and you let that voice speak through you.
Fiddle Creek Dairy is a small, family run micro dairy located in Quarryville, PA. Tim Crowhill Sauder and his wife, musician Frances Crowhill Miller's Jersey cows are grass fed and raised humanely without the use of antibiotics or steroids, producing a creamy, delicious yogurt without added sugar or flavorings.
Crossroads Music organizes public performances by accomplished musicians with roots in cultures from around the world. Our concerts, workshops, master classes, lectures, and other activities educate the public by providing a welcoming and affordable environment for music-lovers of all ages and backgrounds to explore seldom-heard sounds and engage in intercultural dialogue.
Sarah and the Arrows are Sarah Napolitan (guitar), Rosie McNamara Jones (violin), Stacy Weathers (banjo), and Lee Vuotto (bass). The Arrows are an all-female group from Philadelphia, PA showcasing original songs ranging from folk to bluegrass, providing warm and engaging melodies with creative lyrics.
Anne Johnson teaches the Alexander Technique to individuals and groups in her Philadelphia studio as well as at the Boyer College of Music at Temple University and the Mt Airy Learning Tree, a community education organization in Philadelphia.
J. JODY JANNETTA has been a professional musician and educator for over 45 years. His musical experiences run the gamut from Jazz to World, Pop, Experimental, Improvisational Music of all types, Contemporary Classical, Studio Work and Electronics.
JONATHAN SILLS specialize in relieving stress, chronic pain and tension, headaches, injuries, inflammation, edema, and lymphedema, using Crossfiber Corrective Muscle Therapy, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy, Vodder Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and Kinesiotaping.
Talia Malka is an accomplished and multi-faceted healer. As one of only a handful of acupuncturists in the country trained in the Dong Han Korean lineage.
We are a firm large enough to offer a full array of accounting, taxation, and consulting services, but small enough to know you on a personal level. TOM MALKOCH & Kopensky, LLP, CPAs has been proudly serving clients for over 40 years.
Health & Benefits Partners with ADAM PELTZMAN has been working in the insurance and financial service field for over 10 years. We are experts in the individual and small group health insurance marketplace. We are EXPERT consultants with an unbiased view to all providers.
FOUR TIME GRAMMY AWARD WINNER, Glen Velez is the founding Father of the modern frame drum movement and is regarded as a legendary figure among musicians and audiences world-wide.
Jazz Rhythm Vocalist Lori Cotler, nicknamed "Loire"[pronounced Lu-Are] has now done no less than create an entirely new genre using the intimate power of her voice as a rhythm instrument.
Bobbi Block has been performing, teaching, producing and directing Improvisational Theatre in the Philadelphia area for over 20 years. She is the Founder and Producing Artistic Director and performs with the critically-acclaimed unscripted theater company Tongue & Groove Spontaneous Theater (tongue-groove.com).
Sarah Halley of COACHES WITHOUT BORDERS is also the founder and director of Playback for Change, a theater troupe that uses Playback Theatre as a vehicle for social change. Playback Theatre is an internationally practiced form of improvisational theatre that turns real life stories from the audience into a theater performance on the spot.
This group is for people that love rhythm, music, and creative expression. No experience required, we ALL have music within. We gather to explore rhythmically and melodically, to listen deeply, and to nurture the self that craves a communal sound exploration. Nan Cardella leads.
Edie Weinstein, MSW, LSW is a colorfully creative journalist, inspiring transformational speaker, licensed social worker, interfaith minister, editor, radio host, BLISS coach, event producer, certified Laughter Yoga Leader, Cosmic Concierge, the author of The Bliss Mistress Guide To Transforming The Ordinary Into The Extraordinary and co-author of Embraced By the Divine: The Emerging Woman’s Gateway to Power, Passion and Purpose.
Peggy Tileston is an educator, therapist, musician and artist who is currently focused on the educator role through teaching music therapy students at Temple University in Philadelphia. She holds degrees from Loyola University in New Orleans and Lesley University in Boston. She is a 'Third Culture Kid' who was born and raised in Asia and Europe, which has contributed to her love of travel and all things global. Also specializes in LAUGHTER YOGA
Joseph Tayoun, a second generation Lebanese American, is an accomplished Middle Eastern percussionist. He started playing at age eight at his family’s renowned Middle East Restaurant in Philadelphia where live authentic Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Armenian, Greek, and Israeli music and dance were performed nightly for forty years.
Jaffna, comprised of Branavan Ganesan, Raji Malik, Joseph Tayoun & Roger Mgrdichian is a Philadelphia-based world music ensemble which combines instrumentation and influences from the Middle East, India, and anywhere else that inspires them.
Phyllis Chapell performs a unique mix of originals, folk, jazz, pop and international music, including songs in up to 13 languages from the U.S., Brazil, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. She performs as a solo artist (vocals/guitar), with her ensemble called Phyllis Chapell & SIORA, and in collaboration with musicians throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.
She has released multiple CDs and videos—and has won awards and accolades for her recordings and original music.
JPF Awards 2017 Nominations
Phyllis Chapell "Naked World" CD nominated for Best Smooth Jazz Album
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