My relationship with music has been a complex one, full of the hills and valleys most relationships experience. Mining for the hues and colours of my voice, has been an exquisite journey, some of it highly painful and some of it soaring with joy, and one that I will continue for the rest of my life. I do so with deep yearning for connection, expression and growth. There have been a number of tools that have been profoundly supportive of my vision and I am so privileged to share these tools with others. Through teaching, voice, guitar and djembe as well, as a trained facilitator in The Journey process, a cellular healing method and The Transformation Game a brilliant tool that works with the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual realms with your intention as a compass. The psychological work for me has been paramount in freeing my voice and spirit and is definitely another passion that is food for nurturing all aspects of my being. My desire to fulfill my trapped musical needs has helped me find a map to point others in a similar direction, and I really do feel profoundly lucky to have created such satisfying work. Journey sessions are filled with dramatic release and shifts in consciousness and Transformation games are beautiful for unravelling much mystery. Please contact me for further information about both of these processes.
Another deep love I have is drumming and facilitating drumming circles. These circles are an expression of absolute unbridled joy, and healing occurs almost by default by the kind of freedom that can be expressed. The heartbeat playing itself in rhythmic drumming produces endorphins, boosts the immune system, connects us to natures rhythm and each other. Trance work, chanting, raising energy and improvisational singing are all part of this kind of funky fun-filled drumming and personal song making medicine circles. I call these sessions "Drumming the Bones" Individual private sessions are also available.
I teach students from the ages of 5 to 65 both guitar and voice, as well as some djembe. What. happens in every lesson is so dynamic full of growth and inspiration for both my students and myself.
For certain my students provided some of the inspiration for me to put out my first album. I am so deeply proud of "Catching Air". It was a long time in the making and I am so happy to have it in my hot little hands and hopefully it will be in yours too! Song writing is another aspect of the teaching process I get to share with my students and have been at the birth of some beautiful lyrical creations other than my own. I have a lot to share about performance, coming to the stage, and all of the kinds of emotions this brings up. I have had the privilege of working with bands and individuals on their performance styles and have done some shape shifting in the spotlight with them. Music changes us, feeds all the realms. It helps us believe in each other and to energize our present and future selves through this expansive portal that is created when we share our musical expression. It is channelling another world, one we all enter in together when we agree to share musical space. It is my sincere hope that we get to occupy that space together in the near future in one form or another, my studio, at a performance, or listening to my album. May it be so!