All lessons and tutoring sessions given at my home studio are subject to my studio guidelines.
[anchor id="SINGING"]Voice Lessons And Vocal Coaching
I specialize in voice lessons but also offer vocal coaching either one on one or for small ensembles. General music tutoring also available. Sorry, NO Piano Lessons.
I teach private voice lessons and as part of my teaching style, I strongly feel I am contributing to improving self esteem and building confidence while teaching discipline (to practice consistently) and giving or encouraging performance opportunities. I also introduce visualization, relaxation techniques and music meditation which are great tools to have.
Available for: Ages 12-up. More information?
Adult private voice lessons
You are never too young or too old to learn. Most adults who start taking lessons as adults are doing so because they didn’t or weren’t able to when they were younger. I employ lots of music and healing techniques, especially relaxation and visualization along with some physical movement with the music. Skills taught include music theory, reading music, and performance skills on the beginner or intermediate level.
For more information on any of these options, contact me here!
[anchor id="STRESS"]Yoga-based Music Stress Reduction
Anyone who has an interest or enjoys music, singing, playing an instrument or listening to music can benefit! Whether it’s a stressed-out parent, an at-risk youth, a preschooler or a school age child or youth or senior citizen, music therapy is a flexible modality that can be used to work towards non-music related goals (as well as music-related goals at times).
Music Therapy is a technique that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive and social needs for individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:
* promote wellness
* manage Stress
* alleviate pain
* express feelings
* enhance memory
* improve communication
* promote physical rehabilitation
Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of health care and educational settings. It works well integrated with other therapies. Quite simply, Music Therapy is about using MUSIC for non-musical goals.
Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a qualified professional. Whew! I said that all in one breath! In other words, music therapy is the use of music by a trained professional to achieve therapeutic goals. Goal areas include, but are not limited to, motor skills, social/interpersonal development, cognitive development, self-awareness, and spiritual enhancement.
But don’t let the big words scare you away! It’s really quite fun, and my unique approach to it incorporates Yoga and relaxation techniques. Consider it advanced stress management set to the soundtrack of your life! I offer several variations of music therapy for different age groups:
Musical Me is all about expression and experiences for young children. Children are encouraged to express themselves through music, creative movement and music-related activities. Each class offers a multitude of experiences that enrich their lives. The goal of the class is for children to enjoy their musical experiences and that enjoyment builds their self-esteem through positive and fun group interactions. It also offers an avenue for appropriate self-expression.
These classes incorporate fun relaxation techniques and offer opportunities for children to express themselves through singing, the use of rhythm instruments, dancing with scarves or ribbons and trying out various musical props.
If you need to know more about Musical Me, just Ask me.
The Musical Mind focuses on stressed out children/adults who need an outlet for relaxation and both physical and mental well being. With this small class, I incorporate guided imagery with yoga, creative movement and drawing and painting to music. Ask me for all the details. You are never too young or too old to learn which is why I offer Private Stress Management For Adults. Many people who start taking music lessons as adults are doing so because they didn’t or weren’t able to when they were younger. There is usually much more going on than just improving musical skills. These lessons are often about breaking through fears or old bad habits (negative self-talk) that have built up over the years. I employ lots of music and healing techniques, especially relaxation and visualization along with physical movement with the music and yoga. Details are just an e-mail away.
[anchor id="YOGA"]Yoga and Healing
Yoga studios are springing up in many cities all over the world to cater to the demand by yoga beginners in the midst of the current economic downturn that is characterized by daily stress, fatigue and pollution. More and more people are taking up yoga classes to seek that elusive sense of relaxation, comfort and inward consciousness. It has provided them with a refuge from the daily confusion and yielded benefits useful to their practical daily lives. The benefits of yoga is that it is therapeutic both physically and mentally and it conditions the mind and body. It also creates balance and relaxes the mind and body, by freeing the spirit and sharpens mental concentration and awareness.
In practicing yoga, practitioners will attain a sense of centeredness, grace and coordination. Unlike other forms of exercise like aerobics or jogging, yoga when done correctly does not cause any strain or injury and has no negative effects. For beginners, it is recommended that the presence and direction of a qualified yoga teacher is sought before fully practicing yoga on one’s own.
I started taking yoga as a means of stress management and it changed my life. I improved in body,mind and spirit. I went through various programs and training including Brain Respiration classes and Healer School through my local Dahn yoga center. I learned how to work with children and adults using a combination of Yoga, Tai Chi, Qui Gong, and relaxation techniques. I enjoy working with children and adults of all ages both individually and in small groups. Healing the body, mind, and spirit is very rewarding.
[anchor id="BRAIN"]Brain Respiration
Brain Respiration Calisthenics are a series of carefully chosen movements designed to relax the body and mind in DahnHak by releasing tension in muscles and joints. The pulling and stretching motion of these exercises stimulates the meridian system of the body and facilitates the free flow of energy throughout the body. Developed by Korean spiritual leader Ilchi Lee, brain respiration is a “system of brain-based meditation techniques and physical exercises that seek to awaken the deepest potential of the human brain.” His message might be summed up best by one of his sayings: “Change your brain and you can change your life.”
Lee says that with his training, a person can decrease stress, use more of the brain than the standard 10 percent and learn to discard negative, hard-wired emotions and habits. Adherents say this isn’t just another fad. They say the proof is the people who leave healthier and happier after practicing it.
Through conscious practice of Brain Respiration, you will develop a ” Power Brain,” a brain characterized as peaceful, creative, and productive. Brain Respiration trains the brain using three interrelated and distinct elements:
1. Physical Coordination Exercises for the physical body
2. Energy Movement Exercises for the mind
3. Awareness Expanding Exercises for the spiritual body.
The ultimate goal of Brain Respiration is to elevate human awareness to the level of conscious mastery over all aspects of its existence. The many concrete benefits of Brain Respiration include: enhanced health, brightened outlook, increased creativity and innovation, heightened academic capability, and improved ability to interact harmoniously with others.