Tono Guth

Mgr. Anton Gúth is a social worker, music therapist, musician, teacher of rhythmics and drumming. He founded the school of drums Rytmika and the bands La3no Cubano and Drumstas. Since 2003 he works mainly via Rytmika courses and workshops with various groups.

He studied the social work at Komensky University in Bratislava and completed special community psycho-dynamic and psycho-therapeutic training SUR at Charles University in Prague, as well as musical – therapeutic training and numerous courses focused on expressive therapies and musical pedagogy. He undertook the courses in various countries (Joseph Moreno/USA, Jaroslava Zeleiova/Slovakia, Dietmar Juergens/Germany, Ida Kelarová/Czech Republic,  Elena Amtmanová/Slovakia, Zdeněk Šimanovský/Czech Republic, Bodenseeinstitut/Austria,  Insuk Lee/South Korea, Salzburg Orffschule: Manuela Widmer, Berlin/Germany: Karin Schumacher, Ursel Burek/Austria: Cornelia Cubasch-König, Peter Cubasch, courses TaKeTiNa). At present he studies beat instruments at Conservatory in Bratislava.  

In his approach towards Rytmika progress (as a base entry into music world) he uses in his practice also techniques such as drumcircle, eurythmics, speech rhytmics, rehabilitation Back School and body posture (Prof. MUDr. Anton Gúth, CSc.), traditional patterns of Slovak folklore, rhytmics of Balkan, Latin America and West Africa. More on websites: www.zvukycezruky.sk, www.la3no.com, www.rytmika.sk

Annotation of the workshop: CIRCLES OF RHYTMS AND BODY PLAY – DEVELOPMENT OF MUSIC MOTIONS

Our body is a basic musical instrument. Therefore it is effective to start with rhytmics development firstly via techniques that use our body as a simple rhytmic instrument: bodypercussion, voicepercussion, gradually complementing with the play on elementary rhytmic instruments. Music is an instrument, “tuning fork” of the bodies and groups, ideal to support motion, communication, creativity, cooperation and overall health of a human.

“To create means to breathe”.

In this workshop we will jointly explore technologies such as bodypercussion, voicepercussion and play on elementary instruments in the scope of development of motion quality, its pace and dynamics (time = frequency changes, i.e. mainly acceleration and deceleration). We will demonstrate how to use gravitation and your body weight. Via targeted experience form you will discover how able you are to alternate relax and tension (stress management), how we experience fall out of the rhytm (plot – process) and what may help us to return to it, perhaps even to consciously differ it and manaage it. Workshop also shows how to create simple rhytmic games with various  intention, both with and without instruments.