Holistic Music Instruction
My role as a teacher is to help my students to achieve their highest creative potential, in a nurturing and creative environment. I love to guide students through improvisation, composition, songwriting and theory, utilizing techniques of mindfulness in order to facilitate a focused, relaxed, and creatively conducive atmosphere. I teach piano and voice, as well as harp, guitar, and ukelele.
I also teach holistic group "Singing with Mindfulness" workshops, about which you can find more information here.
In performances, I aim to create an environment of peaceful, vulnerable and authentic creation - whether I am playing as part of a wedding ceremony (or other special event), during a yoga class, as a soundscape for guided meditation, or in a concert as a singer/songwriter, my aim is to create a space of beauty and reflection through sound.
Recording & Production
If you're looking for an organic sound, I can help you record your demo or EP in my basement home studio. With the unique addition of a beautiful Kawai upright acoustic piano, I can add acoustic piano tracks, as well as: harp, acoustic or electric guitar, backup vocals, and electric bass. If you already have a project recorded and are looking for someone to track back up vocals, harp, piano, or guitar, I can also help you out!
In the role of producer/engineer, I aim to create a space where the artist feels free to sink into vulnerable, creative abandon - to allow the moment to create magic. I also offer the option of leading the artist through Qigong/breathing/mindfulness exercises before or during recording sessions, in order to help the artist to sink more deeply into his/her breath, body, and unconscious mind - where unbridled creativity lies.
Click here for examples of my work as an engineer/producer.
I am also available to record sound for podcasts, guided meditations, events, videos, etc.