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Nameless Sound was established in 2001 to present the best of international contemporary music and to support the exploration of new methods in arts education

Nameless Sound presents concerts by premier artists in the world of creative music. In addition, Nameless Sound artists work directly with students from Houston’s public schools, community centers, and homeless shelters. Nameless Sound’s educational work helps to nurture a new generation of artists and inspire tomorrow’s creative thinkers


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Deep Listening Institute Houston

Nameless Sound 
Creative Music Ensembles for Young People

creative music classes

Nameless Sound is committed to a vision of personal and community growth through creative music. Creative music is an ideal context to address group awareness, self-awareness, empowerment, vulnerability, and diversity. The skills developed through musical improvisation emphasize listening, creativity, spontaneity, dialogue, and self-expression.

Classes are held at MECA and taught by David Dove and Jason Jackson.

MECA is located at 1900 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007 ( map)

 

Fall classes are in session.

All classes are free of charge. There is a flat $30 registration fee required by MECA. This can be done by arriving early on the first day or contacting MECA at 713-802-9370.

For more information or to register, call 713-928-5653 or email david.dove@namelesssound.org

Class Descriptions:

Nameless Sound Creative Music Ensemble
For adolescents and adults, Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm
Facilitated by David Dove


This workshop focuses on creative music through processes of improvisation. All musical backgrounds and skill levels are welcome. Non-musician performers of any artistic discipline are encouraged to attend as well. A generation of locally, nationally, and internationally active creative musicians has emerged from this weekly workshop.


Creative Kids Ensemble
Ages 5-13, Mondays 6pm to 7pm
Facilitated by Jason Jackson / Contact at (832) 596-0598 or jason@namelesssound.org

The Creative Kids Ensemble will explore the joy of music making in a fun, positive, and affirming environment. Sound, rhythm, singing, drumming, and musical story-telling will be used to explore coordination, listening, leadership, creativity, group-awareness, and self-awareness. Instruments are provided. Children are encouraged to bring their own instruments as well.


Creative Music for Special Needs Community
Scheduled by appointment
Facilitated by Jason Jackson / Contact at (832) 596-0598 or jason@namelesssound.org

Nameless Sound explores music making for the special needs community. In an encouraging and structured environment, participants will engage in musical exercises that emphasize listening, coordination, peer support, self-expression, self-empowerment, and non-verbal communication. Instruments are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring their own instruments, too.

We offer two types of Special Needs Classes:
Creative Music for Basic Skills Community
Creative Music for High Functioning Community