Building community and connection through improvisation and musical expression.
Circle Sounds Sessions
Ready to use the power of music to unlock your creativity, build connection and community—all through a powerful experience that is equal parts finding your voice, creative expression, and playful vocal improvisation?
Lyn’s Circle Sounds is a practice that engages a group in a spirit of play, using the voice in song and sound. Participants can create on the spot in a way that includes the whole circle. Whether there are 5, 10, 100 or more, the magic of Circle Sounds brings life and energy to the participants through fun, musical experimentation, and imagination.
Beginning in February, Lyn invites you to immerse yourself in the present moment through music. Circle Sounds builds deep listening and trust – in oneself and others. It requires risk taking, vulnerability, openness, and spontaneity. In Circle Sounds, there are no mistakes, no right or wrong—simply free-flowing human expression.
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Tuesdays & Thursdays
at the Greensboro Cultural Center
Every Tuesday from 5:30-6:45pm
Every Thursday from 12:15-1:30pm
*Sessions are $10 each or $40 for a 5-pack.
If selecting the 5-pack, participants can choose the Tuesday series, Thursday series, or a combination of both.
Circle Sounds Workshops
Lyn works with groups and teams in organizations, churches, schools, retreat centers, and more through the impactful experience of Circle Sounds.
At the core of Circle Sounds is musical expression and improvisation. This fun and engaging experience within a community creates outcomes that reach beyond the actual exercise itself and apply to a person's work and whole life outside the circle. This is often where the greatest meaning-making takes place, and it's why this practice can be transformational.
Circle Sounds includes deep listening and trust in oneself and others. It requires risk taking, vulnerability, and a willingness to stay present...a true "out of the box" activity requiring openness, change, spontaneity, and exploration. It’s an affirming experience in which there are no mistakes and is infused with experimentation and positivity.
Workshops are customized for every group depending on the intention. They range from 90 minutes to a full day with outcomes that include:
- Enhancing communication
- Cultivating deeper connection with oneself and others
- Building trust
- Bridging people from diverse backgrounds
- Growing awareness of the power of equity and inclusion
- Developing stronger interpersonal relationships
- Navigating challenge and conflict with greater ease
- Embracing a spirit of play and creativity
Musician, educator, and facilitator, Lyn Koonce, has studied with Bobby McFerrin, Musica do Circulo in Brazil, Music for People, and other colleagues from around the world. She brings this inventive practice and international study of body music using Circle Sounds as a centerpiece for team development.
“As an individual attending Circle Sounds sessions, I always come in a little nervous and vulnerable but I leave feeling empowered and better about the world around me. From a leadership perspective, Lyn facilitates powerful lessons needed in organizations today. She creates a supportive environment where people can take risks and practice creativity. Participants can practice skills like effective collaboration and group communication. I love seeing all of the leadership applications while also having a
great time!” - Marin B., Senior Faculty, Center for Creative Leadership
"Sing your heart out in a mistake-free zone! Lyn provides a space for all levels of vocal talent to create many different vocable styles and rhythms. Circle Sounds is a mind-sharpening, confidence building, exhilarating vocal experience! It’s also FUN!" - Beth L., Artist
"I have gone to Circle Sounds with Lyn for about a year. It is play with music and body percussion. It is a laboratory for the creative process and fellowship." - Mike D., Retired Engineer and Massage Therapist