experience deeper connection through collaborative improvisation

making it up on the spot…

Music Improvisation Workshops

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Sonic Sandbox is a workshop that inspires play, creativity and connection through sound. It is a space where everyone can play, no matter what musical experience they have. Workshop participants build community, collaborations and creative teams. They play with sound collaboratively, creating a safe, supportive place for each other to share their individual personalities and stories. Sonic Sandbox teaches people to listen differently, to find useful ideas in the music, to support those ideas and make them flourish.

The workshops serve the needs of a variety of organizations and individuals:

  • organizations that want to inspire more effective creative and development teams,
  • organizations that assist members in developing more confidence and independence,
  • individuals and groups that want to create new music, drama, or other art forms,
  • individuals seeking fun, relaxation and spiritual growth, or
  • individuals coping with mental health issues, addictions, or who simply want to change dysfunctional thoughts or behavioral habits.

Performance Collective

Sonic Sandbox is also an improvisational performance collective. The core of the collective is a group of musicians who have played together for more than two years. Their improvisations are both a delightful musical experience and a fascinating interaction. Audiences will witness the musicians start with simple musical games and take those inspirations into a multiplicity of musical realms! You’ll wonder how they do it. You’ll want to try it yourself — and you can! No experience required! Bring your instruments or just bring the original musical instrument: your body.

Learn More About Sonic Sandbox

Who We Are

Our Mission
Our Roots

What We Do

Performance
The Sonic Sandbox Music Improvisation Workshop
Proprioceptive Playground: the Movement Workshop

How We Do It

The Rules of Play
How to Listen When Playing in the Sonic Sandbox
Fun Ways to Foster Creativity
How to Listen to our Recordings