Work With Groups

Consultation to Bands and Performing Groups

Assessment: A confidential assessment has great value in itself or as a starting place for further work. By talking with the whole group (or orchestra section, etc.) and with members privately, I develop an understanding of the group’s functioning which I report back to the group with recommendations. This is for groups in conflict, groups re-forming after a split, or for bands who are “going to the next level” and need to be sturdy enough to survive success.

Intervention: This is tailored to the the group’s goal — it can be solving conflict or raising the group’s game with collaboration and teamwork. Solutions must serve the point of it all –individual and collective reasons for the group to exist. Interventions might include work to help a problematic but valued player, addressing a member’s substance or personal issues that are hampering everyone’s success, or facing a change in personnel.