Dawn Collins

Dawn Collins
Stuyvesant, NY
Poetry, Fiction, Non-Fiction, Dance/Movement, Choral/Vocal Music, Instrumental Music, Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Collage, Sculpture
K-12 Schools, Adult Day Care, College/University, Hospice, Independent Living, Library
International Expressive Arts Therapy Association Sound Healer'Old Songs, Voorheesville, NY Sound Healer's Network, U.S. Mid Hudson Library Performance and Teaching Artists Roster

Music Presentation/Performance: 2011 Frothingham Library, Fonda, NY Latin America world music performance workshop; 2011 Eddy Daybreak, Rensselaer, NY senior-day care sing-a-long performance; 2010-11 Troy Library (3 Performances) Family Performer; 2010 Rosendale Library Family Performer; 2010 Cairo Library (World Music) Workshop Leader; 2009 Catskill Library (Vocal Meditation) Workshop Leader; 2009 Palenville Library Family Performer; 2009-10 Eddy Daybreak, Rensselaer Intergenerational Performer; 2008-10 Little Explorer’s Day Care, New Paltz, NY Event(s) Performer;

Expressive Arts & Therapeutic Consulting, Music Coaching & Instruction: Avila Retirement Community, Albany, NY, music consultant, EXA, dulcimer teacher 11/07-6/09; Hudson Opera House, expressive arts workshops for seniors (4 classes) Spring 2000; Cairo Library, Cairo, NY, Five Week Dulcimer Group Instruction, adults Summer 2004; Keepers of the Circle, Rotterdam Jct., NY (Native American Flute wkshp.) 2011; Operation Unite, Hudson, NY, guitar teacher (1999-2001 approx.); Columbia Greene Community College, Hudson, NY, guitar teacher (early 1990s)
Experienced working with a range of populations, all ages from preschool to elderly; elders with dementia and/or Alzheimer’s; healthy seniors; developmentally disabled; adults with mental health diagnoses; chronically ill (physical and/or emotional); temporarily ill; and critically ill Experienced in program development; innovative in initiating and implementing group workshops and varied activities. Skilled at integrating movement, visual and literary arts, music and sound, and guided imagery to facilitate personal growth and creativity Vocal and instrumental skills include voice, acoustic guitar, mountain dulcimer, Native American flute, handheld percussion Capable of independently supervising volunteers, interns, subordinates and sharing leadership responsibilities; able initiator/coordinator of independent work projects Playful and gentle in guiding an individual’s discovery of imaginal reality. Discerning communicator; experienced in fact-finding, documentation, assessment, referral, and case management Computer savvy in Microsoft Office, Windows XP and Vista; excellent written and oral communication abilities Fees for Services: $65+ per hour (planning, prep, and instruction; art supplies reimbursement,) plus mileage, if beyond 15 miles from Stuyvesant, NY