Music Monday

Music Monday: Run, Jog, Race

Beverly's 2013 playlist: Music on the run. I've been a fairly serious runner for the last three years. This year, I'm going to kick it up a few notches. Here's a batch of my favorite songs for training runs. Am I missing anything? Let me know in the comments! [Listen to it on...


Music Monday: Trickey 2013

2013, what do you have to offer me? As many of us do, I’ve often felt compelled to make goals, write resolutions, and generally take the opportunity for change at the beginning of the new year. Some I’ve managed to keep (not chewing my nails, age 10). Some I’ve managed to...


Music Monday: Learn to Do It

What song makes you want to learn how to sing or play on an instrument? View our staff picks here Learn to Do It Karena, Program Director J.S. Bach’s Suite No. 1, Prelude. It makes me want to learn cello. Lorena, Program Manager “The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders” by...


Music Monday: In The Shower

What song are you most likely to get caught singing in the shower? Listen to our staff picks here In The Shower Beverly, Individual Giving Manager Whatever song is stuck in my head at the time! Larry, Program & Administrative Assistant The most embarrassing is more juicy...


Music Monday: Caught in Traffic

What song are you most likely to get caught singing in your car? Check out our staff picks here Caught in Traffic Anne, Program & Communications Manager Maroon 5’s “One More Night” or Mary Wells “Two Lovers.” I’m not completely into tragic romances, but for some...


Music Monday: Holiday Party

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yudgy30Dd68&w=420&h=315] In honor of our Holiday Party tomorrow, we have this offering for you. A little seasonal cheer, a lot of awesome staff picks. Holiday Party


Music Monday: Listen Forever

It is December 2012. The year is coming to an end and if you’re an apocalypse theorist, perhaps you think the world is, too. Well, while we certainly believe that the world will continue to need the dedicated arts education that the Workshop provides for young people across the...


Music Monday: Clear The Floor

What song is guaranteed to clear a dance floor? Clear The Floor Anne, Program & Communications Manager "Total Eclipse of the Heart." I’ve seen people dance to this, but more interpretive than boogie. Ivy, Finance & Operations Manager "Playboy Mommy." Larry, Program...


Music Monday: Wrong Wedding

Here at the Workshop, we asked ourselves what kind of music we’ve witnessed at weddings or might want at our own. You can listen to our choices here. Wrong Wedding Songs Do you have an embarrassing song you’ve heard at a wedding or plan to play at yours? [youtube...


Music Monday: Cook Up a Storm

Music has different moods and motivations. Teaching Artists use these attributes in Workshop classes to teach youth how to reflect on their own moods and motivations. In a creative movement class, young people can be asked to “move like the music – how does it make you...


Music Monday: See it Live

What is it about live music that is so compelling? We can listen to recorded music all day and never feel the same emotions or moved in the same way as we do when the music is being made, right there, in front of us. At the Workshop, we talk a lot about being able to improvise in...


Music Monday: To Sleep, To Dream

Music makes us feel a certain way, or put us in a specific mood. Sometimes it can even help us concentrate or complete a specific task. Many people use music to help them fall asleep. Workshop teaching artists often use music to explore individual feelings, cultural context and...