Music as Medicine [4-Week Program]
This is a one-on-one online program oriented to anyone who wants to incorporate music and sound as a healing and therapeutic tool for personal purposes or professional practice.
There is an ancient healing modality in which music and sound are crafted to have a positive effect in body, mind, soul and spirit. It has the purpose of healing, transformation, expansion of consciousness and spiritual development.
One does not need to have experience playing a musical instrument to be a part of this. There is much confusion regarding what it means to be a musician. I am here to break that paradigm with you. There is no right or wrong way to create music. It really isn’t about creating music. It is allowing the music and sound to create us.
If you long to play an instrument but feel you just don’t have what it takes, this class will help break down that false belief.
My approach to teaching comes from the understanding that we, as learners, we have our own unique way of learning. I facilitate the experience in an open and non judgmental space and self-directed learning.
This program is about breaking through the limitations, fears, projections, expectations, desires and cultivating patience, care, self determination, confidence, focus, and harmony through your playing/praying.
You will learn about breathing techniques, relaxation of the body and mind, prayer, meditation, mindfulness and indigenous wisdom. As a teacher, I will guide you through the process of getting a proper sound, explore different combinations, and rhythms through demonstrations and exercises to establish your own music medicine practice.
Every time we play we discover new aspects of ourselves and the instrument, creating a powerful and intimate relationship of growth, joy, patience, strength, humbleness, perseverance, presence and connection to the Divine Great Spirit.
The intention of this program is that you will find confidence and foundational skills to start using a flute, a drum, a string instrument and your voice for therapy, meditation, plant medicine work, healing and personal practice.
I will work with a variety of instruments from the Andes such as whistling vessels, ceramic pan flutes (antaras), charango, guitar, bamboo flutes, feathers, whistles, bells and drums, and we will discover their uses for healing and their connection to the realm of the soul and spirit.
This class will be taught using the knowledge and principles of the cosmovision of the Peruvian Andes and ancient indigenous wisdom.