Music as a Second Language (MSL)

What Is It?
An ambassadorial, immersive course in Music Listening, Jamming and Literacy, facilitated without the use of words.

What Does It Cost?
Between the travel costs and a living wage for myself (I'll be receiving a wee stipend that will pretty much just cover groceries), I'm highballing it at 5820 USD for the three months. However, in the time I have between now and March, when I depart, I feel confident that I can save enough to only need help with 3500 of that.

Who Is Hosting?
ARDA - a language center in Pakse, Laos, dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable language skills in the Lao PDR. They have recently included a music section to their programming.

Why Does Anyone Need It?
I (a) need it so I can continue traveling, growing and learning about music, cultures, and communication, and allowing it to inform not only what I do pedagogically but also my creative output. Participants (b) will find it to be a non-threatening and easy-to-understand way of becoming cross-culturally conversational in music through jamming and listening. The World of Knowledge (c) needs it for roughly the same reasons I need it; also because Listening skills are growing increasingly selective and undervalued everywhere from preschools to senates.


Any questions regarding the rewards are welcome. Gifts exceeding $500 will be negotiated by request, meaning we'll have to discuss an appropriate reward because that is a lot of money to me and I want to thank you in a way that is meaningful to you. All other rewards are also negotiable.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
  • Megan & Christina Buff 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $10 
    • 88 mos
  • Elisa Rice 
    • $60 
    • 88 mos
  • Melissa & Steve Heffner 
    • $25 
    • 88 mos
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Organizer

Olivia Brownlee 
Organizer
Rockland, MA
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