Custom Experiences

We get people to rally around your goals for success through our one of a kind music-driven experiences.

Our workshops help Learning and Development Officers, HR leaders, and CEOs translate their vision in ways that go beyond mere slogans. We deliver a power-packed session of music, songwriting and active creative participation to bring real meaning to your organization’s strategy.

What does the structure of a workshop look like?

Broadly speaking, there will be an introductory section, in which Peter will outline the themes being covered. As with almost everything in a Big Muse session, even this piece is highly-interactive; with questions being posed to the attendees and ideas freely bandied about. Oftentimes there will be an improvised song by Peter and the Big Muse band around the topics as they’re being discussed. The idea here, is to get Big Muse’s tremendous energy flowing right from the start.

The next sections in a Big Muse workshop are built around our unique exercises, many of which are taken from Peter’s latest book Let Me Out. They include improvisation, story-telling, and deep reflections around trust, fear, and creativity. This where the important work around trust and fear takes place.

Most Big Muse workshops culminate in a one-of-a kind songwriting experience. Attendees, whether individually, in pairs, or in larger groups, will be tasked with writing songs based on your organization’s needs. Since most people don’t have experience as actual “songwriters” they will be writing ‘song lyrics’ —words that will soon be improvised into full blown “hits” by Peter and the Big Muse band. The songs themselves might range from hip-hop, blues, ska, or heavy metal, to down home country ballads. All is possible.

The songs might deal with trust issues that hold back growth, new and courageous leadership strategies, ideas around creative-thinking, or vision statements around positive outcomes —there is no limit to what can be covered here.

The Big Muse songwriting experience is best described as a full-blown, mini rock concert. And the amazing thing is that each and every song you hear will have been written by the people in your organization!

General Logistics

If you’re wondering how this all works:

Big Muse keynotes and workshops are super flexible. Depending on scope and budget, we can come with a…

·     Full band, (Peter, drums, bass, keyboards, two guitars, and an additional vocalist) 

·     Stripped down band (Peter, a singer, a percussionist/and or bassist, and an additional vocalist —

·     Or as is commonly the case with lectures and keynotes—Just Peter and his guitar.

 Our workshops generally run between 90 minutes to 120 minutes.  We offer full day workshops (5 to 8 hours) and half-day workshops (3-4 hours). Keynotes are most often 45 minutes to one hour.

 To discuss your needs, design and flow of the workshop, along with any details you deem important, we typically allow for (two) one hour calls in advance of your event. 

Peter Himmelman is more than a singer-songwriter. More than a great speaker. More than a thought leader on creativity. Peter Himmelman is a force of nature. I’ve seen him in action, both as a musician and as a speaker. As a rock ‘n’ roller, you’d be hard-pressed to find someone as gifted with words, music and stagecraft. I can say with one thousand percent certainty that anyone who spends time with Peter Himmelman ands Big Muse will come away looking at the world as a place of abundant possibilities.” —Rob Schwartz, CEO TBWA/Chiat Day