Our courses
We are proud of the international team we have assembled, as it provides the most up-to-date educational approach, an approach that is usually only offered to those
who study at world-class institutions.
LaMuse
A turbo charge to your life in music
LaMuse
A turbo charge to your life in music
Live Performance Workshop
The one-of-a-kind methods that our instructors use during the Live Performance Workshop are designed to sort out musical material and work out moments of chemistry between band members as they play. During these lessons you'll be given everything you need to improve your sound quality, drive and musicality in a given song. The course will develop based on skill set, aspirations and personal inquiries of individuals in each particular band. If you do not have a group of your own, everything is okay! We are putting together bands, based on each individual musician's skill set and preferred genre.

What will we do in the workshop?

  • Develop our ensemble playing skills.

  • Work on dynamics, phrasing, and interaction between instruments.

  • Dissect each song by looking into the function of each instrument within it.

  • Interpret the material and find clear meaning in the songs.

  • Learn to play more freely and with more joy.

It is of the utmost importance to us that our participants walk away not just with new techniques, but with a formulated understanding of how to continue using them on their own after leaving LaMuse.

And for that reason, the first phase of Live Performance Workshop will be lead and instructed with your coach, while in the second phase, each band will be applying their new knowledge as an independent group. At the end of each day, we will get together, solidify the things we've learned and discuss any questions that arise. On the last day of LaMuse, each band will put their new tools to practice as they play a concert at our very own, exclusive LaMuse Fest!
Stage techniques
with Stephen Ochsner
This is a course that focuses on stage presence. In small groups of 10-15 people, Stephen Ochsner will give experiential knowledge about how tools that aren't directly related to music can help your sound be more confident and accurate.

The lessons themselves will consist of different elements, depending on the skill set and aspirations of each group: anything from how to feel more confident onstage and make the story within a song be felt to working out individual "tricks" for your concerts.

What will stage techniques help me do?

  • Feel calm and confident while onstage.

  • Create a rich and interesting show.

  • Strengthen your stage presence.

  • Learn to convey the meaning of your music more deeply while playing.

  • Study different ways of interacting with the audience.

  • Come up with exciting stage elements that fit you.
Laboratory My Creative Self with Michael Yoshpa
Laboratory is dedicated to developing one's own creative imagination, recognizing and deepening the connection one has to that creative entity, which is within all of us, and searching for one's own creative identity.

During this course, we will take a look at certain limitations that hinder our creative abilities. We will come to know them, recognize them, respect them and then watch them dissolve.
  • We will understand how to approach music in the state of being present – in the here and now – and we'll see how that can help improve our singing and playing.
  • We will develop creative impulses that arise from within our bodies and emotions, get to know them, and use them for writing lyrics and music.
  • We will familiarize ourselves with techniques of self-massage and in-depth bodywork (including our hands) so that we can reinvigorate the feeling of picking up our instrument.
  • We will work with the voice and with breathing in order to open up new possibilities in our own sound and resonance.
  • We'll understand how a look, expression or general feeling in everyday life can not only serve our artistic process, but can be creatively transformed by us.
Vocalists and musicians will receive experience in establishing connections with their own creative center as they learn techniques for stress release, find out how to let go of physical pain and tension, master simple breathing exercises which can harmonize one's emotional state, become acquainted with methods for being present and working in the here and now, master intuitive movement, study creative practices and approaches to the art of musicality, feel their own style of self-expression more authentically, and take part in group (as well as individual) practices that deepen interpersonal interactions and experiences gained.
Evening Activities
С Sofia Drobinskaya's slogan for Evening Activities: "It's all so that no one wakes up embarrassed about what they did last night." And this, you can count on! Just like you can count on not feeling bored!

Evening Activities are a collection of interesting communication platforms, movement practices, cool film screenings, reflection time, creating art pieces, photo sessions, talks about the most important stuff in our lives.... and that is nowhere near the end of the list that Sonya has prepared for us. Of course, if you want to, you can do nothing at all. But the chances of you wanting to do that are slim to none.
InnerWarm-up for Musicians and Evening Qigong
Every morning will start with LifeStream body practices lead by Michael Yoshpa. We will start our days off by gently warming up our bodies with simple physical exercises, concentration and awareness practices, delving into spontaneous movement, breathing, guided meditation, Hatha yoga and more. These morning exercises will make us feel refreshed and renewed as they give us concentration and centering for the creative work ahead.

Each evening, Michael will lead us in Qigong. These lessons will help us restore our energies after a full day's work, and they will provide us with a smooth transition into bed. Qigong is traditionally used to maintain emotional balance and mood, while replenishing the vital energy that helps prevent illness and disease. In martial arts, Qigong is considered an important component to a warrior's training, in Buddhism – a meditative practice, and in Confucianism it is a practice for the advancement of moral qualities. At LaMuse, Qigong will help us renew and redirect the energy we use over the course of our laboratory.

The physical activities at LaMuse do not pose any threat to its participants' health, but if you have any health condition, which you think might interfere, we recommend consulting your doctor first.
Timetable
08:00 – 08:50
08:00 – 08:50
morning practice
09:00 – 09:50
09:00 – 09:50
breakfast
10:00 – 13:30
10:00 – 13:30
Live Performance Workshop or Stage Techniques
with Oleg Mazny or Stephen Ochsner
13:40 – 14:30
13:40 – 14:30
lunch
14:30 – 15:00
14:30 – 15:00
siesta :)
15:00 – 18:30
15:00 – 18:30
My Creative Self or free time
with Michael Yoshpa
18:40 – 19:20
18:40 – 19:20
dinner
19:30 – 22:00
19:30 – 22:00
evening activity
with Sofia Drobinskaya
22:00 – 23:00
22:00 – 23:00
QiGong
with Michael Yoshpa
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