Category: Music


3 February 2013 0

I’d like to include more music in my workshops, and after learning from Rich Allen, I probably will. In fact, the very next day after attending his workshop, I was presenting a workshop and managed to use music throughout – maybe not as effectively as I would have liked, but hey, I’m just learning. Here’s…

By Viv McWaters

Pick up your ordinary

12 July 2011 2

“Put down your clever, and pick up your ordinary” is how David Robinson describes the improv principle, Be Obvious. Keith Johnstone describes it like this  in his book Impro. “The improviser has to realize that the more obvious he is, the more original he appears. I constantly point out how much the audience like someone who…

By Viv McWaters

Being prepared

14 March 2010 1

My friend Geoff Brown is a talented facilitator, father of three energetic boys and a sometimes musician. In his spare (!) time he helps organise the excellent Airey’s Inlet Open Mic Music Festival. This year the festival in the small coastal community of Airey’s Inlet was held over three days, with seven stages and more…

By Viv McWaters

Touring with the band

8 March 2010 0

While watching this excellent trio of talented Quebecois musicians known as Genticorum I was musing the nature of collaboration. Each of these musicians is no doubt talented in his own right, yet together they can do so much more. I saw this time and again over the last few days watching various bands perform. I…

By Viv McWaters