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Bach’s Lunch: Midday Mindfulness, Music, & Movement
January 11 @ 12:10 pm - 12:50 pm
Come join CCMS music therapist Tony Varga and dance movement therapist Heather Bigelow Hearne for an interactive experience introducing the benefits of expressive arts therapies. Attendees can enjoy an easily digestible menu of therapeutic exploration by singing, playing instruments and moving right from the comfort of their own seats.
All Bach’s Lunch events are free and open to the public, thanks in part to the generosity of its sponsor, The Walker Fund.
About the presenters:
Anthony Varga, DMA, MT-BC, NMT (music therapy) is a graduate of the Music Therapy Equivalency program at Saint Mary of the Woods College in Indiana. Prior to becoming a music therapist, Tony enjoyed a rewarding career as a public school music educator, directing school orchestras in New Jersey for seven years before moving to New Hampshire and joining the Concord School District in 2003. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University, a Master of Arts degree from Rowan University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Boston University. In addition to a prolific academic career, Tony is also a veteran of the United States Navy.
Heather Bigelow Hearne, R-DMT (Early Childhood Program Director, Dance Movement Therapist, Creative Arts Camp Director and Community Outreach Therapist) holds a B.A. in Psychology with a concentration in Dance from Colby Sawyer College and an M.A. in Dance Movement Therapy and Counseling from Antioch New England Graduate School. As Director and Educator of Early Childhood Programs, Heather offers group instruction at CCMS, as well as in the Concord Area. Heather provides therapy groups for those of all backgrounds, including low income, special needs, and New Americans, 50 plus communities, schools and daycares. As part of the Active Aging program she provides therapy groups at the Music School and in the community with a focus on adults struggling with memory and mobility deterioration. Heather collaborates with graduate schools to provide an internship program for prospering dance therapy or mental health students.