Andrew Hodges

Andrew Hodges is a free-lance musician and teacher, with world-wide experience in group facilitation.  He is currently researching intuitive group improvisation in non-musical situations.   Andrew trained as a violinist at the Royal Academy of Music.  His professional career has been wide and various including having been Head of Music in a central London school,  global sales manager for an international corporate, world-wide sales skills trainer, Managing Director of his own business coaching company and partner in a personal development company called the Entracte Partnership.

He currently works as a free-lance musician based in the Gloucestershire area where he is actively involved in a variety of musical activities including violin tuition, composition and arranging, facilitating group music improvisation workshops for schools and colleges, delivering business leadership programmes which employ the medium of music improvisation.

He is the founder and editor of Sound Forum on the www.soundtravels.co.uk website.


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Andrew Hodges

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Yoga on Sound Forum , Guild Of Lifemusicians

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Posted: 31 Aug 2011 By:

From: Sue Chance I’ve known Jan and Andrew for several years through yoga classes and courses, and have received much warm and loving support from them as I recovered from life’s difficulties and several episodes of depression. Changing the Light bulb was a particularly stimulating course which helped me enormously, and I was looking forward to more of the same on the Polishing the Lens retreat. I wasn’t disappointed. Daily mindfulness meditations, philosophical discussions, visualisations, karma yoga, periods of blissful silence, wonderfully relaxing surroundings and a lovely group of like-minded people, all contributed to what I feel was a life changing experience for me. It was great fun, tiring, thought-provoking, confusing, relaxing, even irritating at times. Was it Dorothy Parker who said “she runs the gamut of emotions from A to B”? Well, I felt like I’d run from A to Z and back around again for another go. Suddenly, overwhelmingly, during one visualisation session I “got it” and the root cause of so many of the difficulties I’d been experiencing was powerfully revealed. Clarity, self-awareness, release, a lens that’s a bit battered and chipped but well and truly polished. I still feel refreshed, calmer, clearer than I’ve been for years. I learned a lot about myself and others. And life still isn’t perfect but I feel that I can deal with it much better and I’m sure that will continue. I feel a sense of deep peace and quiet purpose. I am so glad I went on this retreat.


Posted: 31 Aug 2011 By:

Miss Gordon: Polishing the Lens gives you the necessary time and support for your own personal development. The course notes are useful and the pace of the retreat is just right with plenty of time to practice yoga, swim and relax in the hot tub alongside the personal development work. Le Cotil is situated in a place of natural beauty and I would definitely recommend the course to anyone looking to reach their full potential.


Posted: 16 Jun 2011 By:

"Thank you for a truly inspirational course, great content and beautifully delivered. You are a good team! I definitely would like to do more with you both. I like your style, I feel supported and also feel there is more I can learn from you both" "I am enjoying for the first time feeling whole again" "I am extremely grateful to Jan and Andrew for sharing their knowledge with us. I learnt a lot about myself, about how I teach, and what can be done to make it better. Having been able to pick the accessible fruits from this tree I am hungry for more."


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31 Aug 2011
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From: Sue Chance I’ve known Jan and Andrew for several years through yoga classes and courses, and have received much warm and loving support from them as I recovered from life’s difficulties and several episodes of depression. Changing the Light bulb was a particularly stimulating course which helped me enormously, and I was looking forward to more of the same on the Polishing the Lens retreat. I wasn’t disappointed. Daily mindfulness meditations, philosophical discussions, visualisations, karma yoga, periods of blissful silence, wonderfully relaxing surroundings and a lovely group of like-minded people, all contributed to what I feel was a life changing experience for me. It was great fun, tiring, thought-provoking, confusing, relaxing, even irritating at times. Was it Dorothy Parker who said “she runs the gamut of emotions from A to B”? Well, I felt like I’d run from A to Z and back around again for another go. Suddenly, overwhelmingly, during one visualisation session I “got it” and the root cause of so many of the difficulties I’d been experiencing was powerfully revealed. Clarity, self-awareness, release, a lens that’s a bit battered and chipped but well and truly polished. I still feel refreshed, calmer, clearer than I’ve been for years. I learned a lot about myself and others. And life still isn’t perfect but I feel that I can deal with it much better and I’m sure that will continue. I feel a sense of deep peace and quiet purpose. I am so glad I went on this retreat.

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31 Aug 2011
by:

Miss Gordon: Polishing the Lens gives you the necessary time and support for your own personal development. The course notes are useful and the pace of the retreat is just right with plenty of time to practice yoga, swim and relax in the hot tub alongside the personal development work. Le Cotil is situated in a place of natural beauty and I would definitely recommend the course to anyone looking to reach their full potential.

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16 Jun 2011
by:

"Thank you for a truly inspirational course, great content and beautifully delivered. You are a good team! I definitely would like to do more with you both. I like your style, I feel supported and also feel there is more I can learn from you both" "I am enjoying for the first time feeling whole again" "I am extremely grateful to Jan and Andrew for sharing their knowledge with us. I learnt a lot about myself, about how I teach, and what can be done to make it better. Having been able to pick the accessible fruits from this tree I am hungry for more."

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Mastering Chaos® A Leadership Workshop - by Rod Paton and Andrew Hodges

Musical leadership is leading 'in the moment', guiding multiple strands of simultaneous activities. Leadership doesn't get more complex than this. Musicians must lead themselves and their 'team', i.e. their band or orchestra, in a variety of different styles to suit the piece. The leadership style must 'fit', relate to what is happening now, with a sense of what's coming towards them, hopefully leading to the best outcome. read more

Mastering Chaos - A Leadership Workshop - Employing The Principles of Rod Paton’s Lifemusic

Mastering Chaos allows you to explore how allowing apparent chaos frequently permits healthy, productive and creative community. read more

"Festival Overture" - What Sound Healing Did For Me...

Most people will know that despite being editor of Sound Travels Sound Forum I dont often publish here. However on this occasion you might allow me a little indulgence. Many of us struggle to find read more

Musical, Magical Retreat For Sale

Le Cotil: Our Musical, Magical Retreat Is For Sale We are selling our wonderful retreat in NORMANDY, FRANCE. Some Sound Forum members may have even been over and stayed with us. But now is the tim read more

THE PRISM REVELATIONS & ENTRAINMENT

Ive been giving some thought to those internet surveillance and tracking revelations (known as PRISM) which appeared recently in the press and internet blogs and wondered whether our experie read more

The Successful Improvising Organisation: The Pre-conditions

It is my belief that the behaviours and processes that underpin the improvisational metaphor go way beyond musical boundaries. They can even be related directly to the causes of current world economi read more

Sound Forum: Crossing The Divides

Thoughts about possible developments on Sound Forum and the potential of increasing and deepening worldwide awareness of the rich spectrum of human activity in Sound. Please note that I have CAPITA read more

Just Firefighting? (Part 2) - The TROUBLE WITH IMPROVISATION

In the article Just Firefighting which I published last year, I referred to musical improvisation as a possible metaphor for non-musical improvisation. However there is a major problem with improvisat read more

Mind The Gap

Do you feel as if youre permanently on the brink of what feels a bit like a precipice? Do you sometimes feel as if youre teetering on edge of something almost unimaginably terrible? And its all read more

The Scale of The Universe

This is by far one of the best illustrations of the magnificence of our Universe. This presentation allows to to drill down to the smallest particle and then expand your horizons up and beyond the ver read more

Why do some ideas work and others not?

When you work creatively as many of us do, some ideas just take off and fly as if they have a mind of their own.I often find myself surprised at what works and what doesnt. With some creative proj read more

How the Sound Forum Community site, Facebook and Twitter are linked

I am frequently asked how the website www.soundtravelsforum.com, Sound Forum Facebook and Twitter are linked. So here is an attempt to provide some answers. Sound Forum Community site is where artic read more

How To Get The Best From Sound Forum

Sound Forum, through the use of the latest approaches to communication, has made it possible for everyone involved in Sound, in all its wonderous glory, to find each other and come together. How does read more

An Example of what Sound Forum is ALL about...

This screen-shot demonstrates very well what Sound Forum is all about. Sound Forums purpose is to help everyone interested in Sound and its Powers to connect and come together to share the very best read more

An Invitation to Join Us

We have created a new Group called Yoga on Sound Forum. Yoga and Sound are closely related so we at Sound Forum are inviting Yoga Teachers and Practitioners who use sound in their work to join us as c read more

Atma Vichari – A Journey of Inquiry To The Self.

Vichara &lsquoto inquire&rsquo, Atma &lsquoSelf&rsquo Patanjali says: &ldquoYoga&rsquos; purpose is ultimately to strip away mind&rsquos; fluctuations to allow us to become One &ndash to be unified.&r read more

"Lifemusic - Connecting People to Time" Reviewed by Andrew Hodges

Rod Paton, one of the worlds foremost authorities on improvisation, has provided us, in his latest book LifeMusic, with a significant addition to the research. LifeMusic is a fresh look at i read more

Sound and The Storm

It is undeniable that times are tough and may even get tougher. The situation across the economic world does not look good. It doesnt need much close analysis to know that the world has totally read more

Just Firefighting?

One or two people may know that whilst I can turn my hand to a decent bit of violin improvisation I spend a considerable amount of time working with the business community developing business teams. read more

Improvisational Worlds

New Horizons for both the Musician and the Non-musician , Trained or Untrained This short article describes how the potential of music improvisation might offer an effective route for the progressive read more

The Magic of Group Free Intuitive Music Improvisation

There are many different interpretations of the meaning of music improvisation. For many, when music improvisation is mentioned, jazz or Indian music may be brought to mind. Others may have experience read more

Lark Ascending?

Its that time of year, isnt it? (At least for those of us who live in the northern hemisphere.) Spring is upon us at last and all seems as it should be. Sometimes things can be just so, cant read more

Lark Ascending?

Its that time of year, isnt it? (At least for us in the northern hemisphere.) Spring is upon us at last and all seems as it should be. Sometimes things can be just so, cant they? Like the read more

Lark Ascending

Its that time of year, isnt it? (At least for us in the northern hemisphere.) Spring is upon us at last and all seems as it should be. Sometimes things can be just so, cant they? Like the read more

Lark Ascending

Its that time of year, isnt it? (At least for us in the northern hemisphere.) Spring is upon us at last and all seems as it should be. Sometimes things can be just so. Like they always seem read more

Music, Yoga and Experiencing Quality Improvement

As a professional violinist and teacher, and having spent a number of years practising yoga, I am becoming intrigued by my growing awareness of the connection between the practice of yoga and the qual read more

Hi Karen, Thank you so much for your kind words. Were all going to help each other now and into the future progressively take the creativity, the ideas and the message of sound and its capabilities read more

Whats the Value of a Sound-Worker?

As we mentioned in our last newsletter, Sustainability and Healing our much-abused Planet will be the over-riding theme for our Sound Community in the coming months. To add the debate you may have no read more

The Mystique of Chartres Cathedral

The Mystique of Chartres Cathedral Susan Hales said in one of her posts Chartres Cathedral is one of the acoustic wonders of the world, a place where even whispers sound like angels. I recen read more

Debunking

I found James dAngelos article refreshingly clear. It has been my view for quite some time that Chakras dont have absolute pitches attached to them. We are all different and if we see each oth read more

Reaction to Initial Rehearsals of My Latest Composition

If I hadnt been heavily steeped in the improvising experience I think I might have had a very uncomfortable evening when my latest piece was placed in front of one orchestra I know and love. (Ill read more

Thoughts about the next Lifesound workshop

My next Lifesound Workshop is on the 16th May and as we are now just a few days away the preparations for it are beginning to come to fruition. Recent research as part my PhD have begun to reveal read more

Sitting Comfortably

We often find ourselves sitting on the floor, possibly in front of a client or an audience of avid listeners, or in a yoga session leading a meditation wondering just how much should we be paying atte read more

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