charlotte_roberts306.jpgCathy Williams, Youth Programs Coordinator/Community Development worker, Artist/Dancer/T raveler

Having just come back from the second class of this series, I am so WARMED from tonight’s experience I would like to share and invite others who feel called to join us on Monday nights. Lottie Lala holds a beautiful safe space to PLAY EXPLORE CREATE EXPRESS with our bodies & voice, with whatever we bring in that moment. I am curiously exhilarated by the vulnerable place of using VOICE and being HEARD and WITNESSED. SO much love and gratitude to you Charlotte for sharing your gift and allowing me to explore, being held so graciously by you and the group. I attended Charlotte’s first series of Creative Laboratories for women in 2011 and I felt proud.. I felt blessed.. I felt giddy ..I felt reflective.. I felt confident
I absolutely adore attending Charlottes workshops and being in her inspiring and vibrant presence. Lottie creates a warm and inviting, trusting open space where, even though I attended the workshop on my own and wasn’t familiar with the work nor the other participants, I immediately felt I could be myself and share my thoughts/concerns/experiences – completely surrendering to the workshop activity.

WHAT STUDENTS SAY

“Charlotte’s work is essential for the beginner through to the professional musician…..it has equipped me with tools around presence, belief and healing through my music” Liana

“Delightfully fun, deeply touching and highly recommended” Bec Apost

“I have witnessed Charlotte create with everyone from babies to wise folk and everything in between… age is no barrier – everyone has a voice… An empowered rich experience that alters your world for the better. “ Caitlin Brown

“I felt nourished, re-connected to my intuitive sound, playful and energised!” Lindzee Stillwell

“I was mesmerised by Charlotte’s skill; deeply tuning into the participants feelings, in the moment, openly facilitating communication through voice and movement and taking the time to reflect on what it all means. It was also incredibly vocally challenging which was great, and Charlotte is an incredible singer/improviser. Charlotte has a gift with this and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore vocal/movement expression and improvisation.”  Nina Vincent

“Charlotte meets us in each session with a sense of preparation rich in idea and imagery. I love her way of holding space for us, so supportive. She brings structure, ease and flexibility and is deeply responsive as we enter via the body and voice work into a thrilling space. Here anything can happen, rich rhythms emerge, incredibly moving sound is created, hilarious moments, songs are invented, beautiful story telling…. when a non singer friend of mine finally got herself to a circle singing session I’d been recommending for ages, she said “oh my god it was so much fun, playing, I loved it, I’m hooked now, why didn’t you tell me ….” I said I did, I did!! We shouldn’t keep this stuff to ourselves it’s soooo good” Lindy Ferguson

“I have had the absolute privilege to collaborate with and be mentored by the beautiful Charlotte Roberts. As a musician, Charlotte’s guidance and tailored improvisational approach has been invaluable to me both personally and professionally. I had the pleasure of observing and collaborating with Charlotte in her ‘Embodying Voice’ course as part of ‘The Musical Body’ work, where she supported the integration of my instrumental music seamlessly, providing and enjoyable, safe space for myself and her group participants. Charlotte’s facilitation of vocal improvisation work is so refreshing for me as a singer/songwriter; she has enabled me to gain inspiration for songwriting/music making from the every day experience. She has a true knack for spontaneity, and drawing themes and ideas from basic concepts, and has equipped me with tools around presence, belief and healing through my music. I truly feel Charlotte’s work is essential for the beginner through to the professional musician, and could be further applied in the educational, therapeutic and in diverse community settings. I would encourage anyone out there who is wanting to get in touch with their true inner creative nature to consider working with the captivating, gentle, loving, warm, quirky and fun, Charlotte Roberts!” Liana Perillo

“Charlotte holds a deep, nurturing and playful space for everyone to find their voice. This isn’t just about singing though, it’s about innovation and creative flow. Working with a group to find flow together, safely challenging yourself to unleash more joy. I have been improvising with Charlotte for about 4 months now and I absolutely love it! ” Kiri Bear

“I’ve just had the most awesome “musical body”weekend at the beautiful Abbottsford Convent. I 100% recommend this to everyone. I just did a 2 day workshop exploring voice, improvisation, feeling and relationships. I was inspired, guided and encouraged by Charlotte to express myself in a way I didn’t know I could. We had fun as we played with our voices and connected with each other. Thankyou so much. I would love to do this again. Xx ” Jill

“tremendous … regardless how much you know about music or how little, these sessions are excellent … in fact, the more you know about music, the more you probably need ‘undoing’ to let the inner musician fly to the stars”  Tilopa

“Charlotte is a gifted improviser, musician and facilitator. She is passionate and dedicated to encouraging people to connect to their bodies and their surrounds, the country and the earth. It was a joy to be in my body, sounding and singing in connection with other people.” Jacinta

“This was an experience which brought me many times to a deep, full place of appreciation. It reminded me of what a joy it is to be alive by putting me right in the middle of the blissful peace, happiness, enthusiasm and well-being which exists within us all. Playful, ecstatic, inclusive. Charlotte Roberts is a magical person, a rare and precious genius.” Will

“What a beautiful, heartfelt and inspiring weekend. I felt i got to express my uniqueness within a group, were we held each other differences and desires through sound. What wondrous delight! ” -Amber

“What an amazing experience we had with Charlotte on the weekend. Connecting people to their souls in an amazing way is something that I can’t describe. Thank you for making this world more beautiful.”- Ali Jafari

“Expect the beauty of organic unexpected when working with Charlotte. She holds the creative, improvised space with sensitivity, joy and care whilst gently easing your natural voice instincts into a state of warm radiance. Charlotte’s natural ability to invite, gather and include peoples is soul enriching; you feel earthed and light at the same time. I have witnessed Charlotte create with everyone from babies to wise folk and everything in between… age is no barrier – everyone has a voice… An empowered rich experience that alters your world for the better. Knowing and working with Charlotte has allowed me to grow and deepen my personal connection with not just my music but myself as a human. 10 out of 10 would recommend Charlotte to get your creative juices flowing.” – Caitlin Brown

“I went along to the musical body drop in sessions not knowing what to expect. I was mesmerised by Charlotte’s skill; deeply tuning into the participants feelings, in the moment, openly facilitating communication through voice and movement and taking the time to reflect on what it all means. It was also incredibly vocally challenging which was great, and Charlotte is an incredible singer/improviser. Charlotte has a gift with this and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore vocal/movement expression and improvisation. It would also work well with children I think; Charlotte is the Pied Piper incarnate around little people!” – Nina Vincent

“Absolutely enjoyed her creative music and relaxing body work. She is very rich and inclusive in her style of music and body work. Loved it:) ” Gary Nsy

“Brillent at her work, 100% recomanded without any second thoughts” Nargis Imee

“I LOVED my experience of The Musical Body! Charlotte has a beautiful way of guiding an emergent space with thoughtful prompts and gentle suggestions for group involvement and interaction. It was an honour to bring my Tea Ceremony into the space, creating space to sit in stillness and silence before exploring through movement and sound. I felt nourished, re-connected to my intuitive sound, playful and energised! Thank you, Charlotte! ” <3 Lindzee Stillwell

“Lottie is so very talented, warm and inspiring. She created a very safe and supportive environment allowing us to express ourselves without judgement. This was not something I had done before but it was such a fun way to be creative and explore the many sounds to my voice! I really really enjoyed the workshop. Thank you Lottie!” Jess Moresco

“The Musical Body is my favourite way to spend a Wednesday night. In a supportive environment, we learn fun and playful techniques for singing, listening and creating together. Lottie’s facilitation style encourages everyone to participate and grow. Come play! “Karenina Fromhold

“I’ve never thought of myself as someone who can sing, in fact I still don’t, but these beautiful classes tap into something deeper than repetition of someone else’s music, they help you access your own expression. Delightfully fun, deeply touching and highly recommended even if you don’t know where your vocal chords are. “Bec Apost

Belinda Cohen, Performance Consultant and Coach. (Personal Empowerment Program, World Youth International, 2013

“My team have found your sessions deeply profound. Your comfort in doing the unusual gave them permission to let go. To feel in ways they had not been allowing. T o express themselves in the way that they needed, without judgement of themselves or the situation.
You gave them inspiration, freedom and courage. I have absolutely no doubt that my team members would not have come as far as they did through this program without your incredible contribution. You have an amazing gift, please continue to share it with the world!!!”