LISTENING ROOM - ABOUT HOSTING
FAQ (frequently asked questions)
Currently seeking hosts anywhere; especially in
Michigan (January - March 2019 in West Michigan)
Is this a concert? (or show, gig, presentation, etc?)
No, this is not a concert or any of the above. Listening Room is something uniquely special that focusses on you, specifically, and on the us in the room, as well as universally. There’s no clapping required. I invite everyone to arrive comfortably, and to respect each others’ physical, sonic, and socializing boundaries. There’s something special that happens here. You are intentionally giving yourself this moment of presence, openness, reception, reflection, relaxation. I am giving you my presence, and the purest expression of my inner center.
You! Individuals, families, community groups, caregivers, retreats, support groups, organizations, educators, organizers, activists, and more.
Where do people host?
Living rooms, cafes, retreat centers, wellness rooms, libraries, places of worship, yoga studios, meditation rooms, classrooms, and more.
Do I need to own a piano?
No, you do not need to own a piano! While an acoustic piano is ideal for Listening Room, Jennifer will transport and play on a digital piano.
Do I have to serve refreshments?
No, you do not need to serve refreshments, but you are more than welcome to do so! We’ve had feasts cooked by the few, potlucks contributed to by the many; hors d'oeuvres and meals; wine and dry, etc. Note that availability of refreshments is up to the host.
What kind of seating do I need to provide?
Any seating option that allows for the comfort of guests. Please plan according to the the varying physical needs of your guests.
What room arrangement is ideal?
Ideally, guests will be able to see Jennifer’s hands or face. A partially or fully circular seating arrangement creates a less formal environment in which Jennifer, the piano, and the guests are all a part of the same circle.
Do we have to be really quiet the whole time?
No. Each Listening Room may be set up differently, but often there is a designated time for socializing. It’s ideal for hosts and guests to tend to any needs before and after music, rather than during.
How does Jennifer get paid?
Most often there is a suggested donation requested at the door as people enter, but other arrangements may be made with hosts who would like to treat their guests.
What if I live far away?
That’s fine! Jennifer is exploring different places, likes to travel, and enjoys planning geographically. Depending on the situation, Jennifer may request room and board for the night.
Do you have more questions or need other information?