courses, workshops & mentoring
I create learning experiences that are responsive, inclusive, active and collaborative, and frequently work with the intelligence of the body and reflective practice.
I run workshops and courses for professionals and community groups, mentor creative professionals and have taught at several universities, most recently I was a senior lecturer in Audio Production at Bournemouth University. I hold a PGCE in Higher Education and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have worked as an educator as part of my creative practice since 2007.
SOUNDS PHYSICAL is a series of courses for conscious dance facilitators and movement therapists designed to creatively explore sound and music in your practice.
Sounds Physical Part 1 – Sound + Body + Environment.
This is an introductory online course exploring the bare bones of professional sound practice. It will focus on working with sound as a physical presence on the dance floor and within movement practice, and how sound interacts with the body and environment.
This course will enable you to make informed choices about equipment and how to use it, and stimulate creative ideas when working with music across all genres.
Radio Boot Camp offers focused and intensive courses with professional instructors that will get you started and keep you going, whether you’ve never picked up a mic or know your basics but want to learn more.
How to use music in podcasting
with Radio Boot Camp
Love music and its power and know you need it to help take your podcast to the next level, but aren’t sure where to start? In this 2 part workshop award-winning composer Nina Perry will guide you through the basic concepts you need to work with music. In the first session you’ll learn the key principles in how to marry music and speech, as well as different approaches to using music to support narrative and to impact your audience. You’ll receive a short homework assignment and during the second session you’ll share it as part of a group critique and receive feedback on your work. You’ll leave class with a firm understanding of how to think about selecting music, how to work with it to enhance your storytelling and how to use music to give your podcast that professional feel. You’ll even get tips on how to collaborate and communicate with musicians effectively so that they whip up just the right magical, musical mood.
Note: Attendees should bring along an example of a podcast (timecode and URL helpful) where they loved the use of music. It’s ok if you can’t explain why at this stage – you will unpick that during the workshop.
SESSION 1: Saturday, October 29th, 12pm EST – 2:00pm EST
SESSION 2: Saturday, November 5th, 12pm EST – 2pm EST
"Nina's discussion was freewheeling and wound up passing on so much knowledge and thought provoking guidance conversationally and delightfully."