Joel Karabo Elliott (jKe) is an Amer-Afrikan composer, musical healer and steward of the global ensemble Roots Grown Deep. Joel's instrumental versatility and unique blend of guitar, voice, winds, piano and percussion gives his music the feeling of a focused wandering between the American and African continents.
Peter and Alex have been performing together for the last 6 years. We hope to inspire and entertain our listeners....
Alex Nuesse attended Elon University in NC, and completed a Bachelor’s Degree in voice. She is Soloist at St James Episcopal Church in Hendersonville, NC. Alex enjoys singing all styles of music.
Peter Kutt is a graduate of The Hartt School of music, with a degree in piano. Peter has been performing chamber music recitals for over 50 years. He has been involved in hundreds of musical performances in North and South Carolina.
“ No instrument compares with the human voice for expressing the most profound emotions .” Peter Kutt
“Abundance as a Communal Act”
Summer’s truth is that “Abundance is a communal act, the joint creation of an incredibly complex ecology in which each part functions on behalf of the whole and, in return is sustained by the whole. Community doesn’t just create abundance—community is abundance, “ says renowned author and educator, Parker Palmer. In both small and large group, we will explore the ways to live with abundance amidst the creation of community and recognize this lesson from the natural world in the hopes that we might find ways to transform the human world in which we each exist and “give ourselves to the abiding and abundant grace of our common life.”
In our time together, both individually and collectively , we will explore through the use of “third things” such as poetry, readings , journaling and other activities, the following themes:
"The Gifts and Gains of Our Pandemic Experience"
Storytime - Montessori Moments
Sharing our stories is a wonderful way to connect and celebrate our love for children, Montessori and humanity. In this gathering, Kitty will tell a few of her own stories and invite any one from the group to share from their lived experience in Montessori. No story is too small and insignificant. There is something to appreciate in even those simple little everyday things. There is much to be gained by sharing our successes or mistakes along the way, or sharing a heartwarming moment that happened with or between children. Connecting through our Montessori moments we will expand our perspectives, grow and be renewed as we walk together down memory lane.
Writing from Within
Writing from within, an expressive writing workshop offers delightful and deep ways to renew ourselves, nourish ourselves, relax, and heal ourselves. Listening deeply to each other and being heard by each other are perhaps the greatest kindness we can give.
We will use poems and guided imagery as our inspirations. Poems and exercises may be used with students at all levels to engage them in authentic self-expression and developing respectful listening skills.
Inspiring lines from a poem I love by Naomi Shihab Nye:
“….Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore,
only kindness that ties your shoes
and sends you out into the day to gaze at bread,
only kindness that raises its head
from the crowd of the world to say
It is I you have been looking for,
and then goes with you everywhere
like a shadow or a friend.”