Music in the Moment is a proud member and supporter of the creative and healing arts community.
Attend the Adventures in Improvisation weekend workshop for the FUN of it and learn more about the MfP music-making philosophy! Free Improvisation opens doors of creativity for performers, teachers and music therapists.
These workshops will inspire teachers to take Improvisation, one of the National Educational Standards, into their classrooms and give practical techniques that can be applied therapeutically for music therapists.
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
Below are friends of Music in the Moment:
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.
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.
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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
W.P.M. features typewriters for sale, rent, and free practice. We also offer special cooperation with non-profits and public events. Come try any of the 50+ manual and electric machines showcased in our studio, located in the Moving Arts of Mt Airy (MaMa) building in our special neighborhood.