Stressed? In this four-week class for teenagers and adults developed at the Cape Symphony, you will explore music as a vehicle to improve personal wellbeing. You’ll learn how to combat stress by eliciting the relaxation response with your favorite music and incorporate mind-body techniques derived from mindfulness, meditation, and yoga practices in your daily life. Students will learn to play the kalimba, or thumb piano, and receive an instrument to use at home.
(Tuition includes price of workbook)
Nick Suchecki is a researcher, musician, and educator, having earned degrees from Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory. Currently, Nick is pursuing a PhD in Educational Studies at Lesley University, focusing on the intersection of ecopsychology, music therapy, and mind-body medicine. Additionally, Nick recently completed a mind-body teaching certification at the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. As a jazz saxophonist, Nick has performed at the Newport Folk Festival and International Blues Challenge, as well as alongside Martha Reeves, Ronnie Spector, Dave Holland, Funktapuss, and the Cape Symphony. Nick has a passion to combine research and practice from seemingly unrelated fields to create new programs aimed at cultivating physical and psychological wellness for all.