Calypso Director Jennifer Cohen
(B.F.A. SUNY Purchase, M.Ed. University of Vermont) is a classically trained pianist and violist. During her 30 years experience as a performer and educator she has seen firsthand how the transformative power of collaborative music making can be used to achieve outstanding results.
Jennifer started Calypso Consulting as a way to bring this transformative experience into the workplace. She chose steel drums because they are easy to play -- absolutely no experience is necessary -- and their sound is relaxing and inviting, like a tropical breeze.
Under Jennifer's guidance, Calypso participants experience creativity, joy, and camaraderie. Moreover, the parallels between successful music- making and effective business practice reveal themselves throughout the process, paving the way for genuine team building and innovation.
Calypso Workshop Developer Barry Cohen
is uniquely qualified to design methodology for improving processes in the workplace. In both of his professions – a freelance court reporter and a bassoonist – he has become an expert in the art of listening. Barry has designed activities to practice and improve listening skills. This will help team members as they play music together. More importantly, it will help them as they work together to frame issues quickly, agree on a game plan, and move the process forward in their work environment.