AAMP Mentor – Thanya Iyer

Workshop:  “Healing-Centered / Trauma Informed Therapeutic Songwriting”

Thanya IyerSongwriter, Music Therapist 

How can we align our creation process in songwriting and improvisation with healing-centered approaches that nurture individual and communal agency, support self-expression and provide ongoing opportunities for people we work with to exercise choice and mutual collaboration? In this workshop, we’re going to write a song! We’ll talk about different songwriting and improvisational methods of creation, including lyric writing, melody formation and chordal harmony techniques. Together, we’ll also brainstorm how we can align these specific creative practices closely to healing-centered ways of being.

Thanya & Méshama – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/healing-centered-trauma-informed-therapeutic-songwriting-tickets-388871062817

Thanya Iyer is an enigmatic songwriter who crafts sparkling experimental pop music. Her live trio wields acoustic and electronic instruments as well as improvised projections to flesh out these serene, spiritual compositions. Thanya’s music, coupled with the visuals, empowers listeners to embrace mindfulness, aesthetic beauty and the interconnectedness of all things. She recently released her Polaris long-listed, sophomore visual album, KIND, in the summer of 2020. When she is not creating her own music or playing with friends, she loves to share her creative practice with youth and emerging artists as an educator, mentor and growing music therapist.

Artist website: www.thanyaiyer.com

Artist bandcamp: www.thanyaiyer.bandcamp.com

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