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  • Oct

    25

    Obertongesang-Workshop (auf Deutsch)

    Workshop mit Miroslav Grosser Sonntag, 25. Oktober 2020, 11:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

    Obertöne sind die innere Dimension der Klänge und lassen als die Harmonie der Natur in jedem Klang eine eigene Musik entstehen, die dem menschlichen Ohr das Gefühl der Vollkommenheit vermittelt.

     

     

    Oct

    18

    Special Workshop | Frame Drum Discovery

    Sunday, Oct 18, 2020, 12 PM to 3 PM

    This 3-hour workshop, led by Borys Slowikowski, is an introduction to the world of frame drums, open to the participants of any level - including those that never played any instrument before! * We will explore the sounds of this ancient instrument, build up an ability to play, learn different traditional grooves and work on the rhythmic creativity * We are going to study the technique of frame-drumming according to the approach of percussionist and composer Zohar Fresco. * In the whole process we'll focus on our primary instrument: the body - it's posture, responsiveness, breath, and its role in the musical creation. Learn more ...

     

    Oct

    04

    Special Workshop | Frame Drum Discovery

    Sunday, Oct 4, 2020, 12 PM to 3 PM

    This 3-hour workshop, led by Borys Slowikowski, is an introduction to the world of frame drums, open to the participants of any level - including those that never played any instrument before! * We will explore the sounds of this ancient instrument, build up an ability to play, learn different traditional grooves and work on the rhythmic creativity * We are going to study the technique of frame-drumming according to the approach of percussionist and composer Zohar Fresco. * In the whole process we'll focus on our primary instrument: the body - it's posture, responsiveness, breath, and its role in the musical creation. Learn more ...

     

    Sep

    28

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Fiona Joy Hawkins-Healing Through Music In Isolation

    Airing on Monday, September 28, 2020, 11 am PDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm BST, 8 pm CEST


    Music is a universal language. It connects us without prejudice. Music gives us hope and lifts our spirits. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Fiona Joy Hawkins, a contemporary classical pianist/composer in a heartfelt conversation on music and healing. Learn how music supports us during this global pandemic. How we can stay in balance and at ease through listening. And discover what role music plays in connecting us to other worlds, including that of our ancestors.

     

    Sep

    27

    Overtone Singing Workshop - ONLINE

    Online-Workshop with Miroslav Grosser On Sunday, June 7, 2020,
    at 19:00 CEST (Berlin) / 10 AM PST (San Francisco) / 1 PM EST (New York)
     

    Overtones - The harmony of nature. Enjoy a 3-hour online-workshop for harmonious singing with a true overtone master. 

     

    Sep

    22

    Now High-Fidelity, Professional-Grade Audio for our ONLINE CLASSES

    Zoom just rolled out High-Fidelity Music Mode, designed to provide professional-grade audio and optimize all kinds of sound and music use cases happening in your Zoom Meetings. High-Fidelity Music Mode delivers professional audio from a single Zoom client, streaming to one or more listeners, for performing arts and music teachers, songwriters, and anyone else looking for rich, professional-grade sound over Zoom. READ MORE ...

     

    Sep

    21

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Nancy Slonim Aronie - Chasing Truth With a Ballpoint Pen

    Airing on Monday, September 21, 2020, 11 am PDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm BST, 8 pm CEST


    Writing guru and NPR commentator Nancy Slonim Aronie joins Kara Johnstad at Voice Rising for a heartfelt conversation on finding your authentic voice. Author of the bestselling book, "Writing From Your Heart: Tapping the Power of Your Inner Voice," Nancy's approach to creative writing is a path to healing the self. She shows us how to reverse the damaging effects done to writers in school, where red pens and disciplined grammar taught many of us to mistrust our natural ability as storytellers. Explore together how to honor your voice by developing a writing practice. Learn to write in your own rhythms. Discover how to find your personal language and write your own stories. Of course, not to be missed, how to hush those die-hard inner critics and unthaw from years trying to "be correct." As Nancy says, "I don't think anyone can really teach writing. What I know I can do is create a safe place for writers to write."

     

    Sep

    14

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Annie Patterson - Rise Up and Sing

    Airing on Monday, September 14, 2020, 11 am PDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm BST, 8 pm CEST

    Annie Patterson is one of America's premiere song leaders. She has been singing around the globe for over 30 years and is well known for her work as co-creator/editor of the songbooks Rise Up Singing and Rise Again. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and accomplished folk performer, jazz vocalist, musician, peace activist, mother, and community organizer Annie Patterson, as they talk about the transformational power of music, the importance of raising our voices in the community, and the role singing plays in helping kids with learning challenges. In these challenging times, discover what key role our voice plays in the success of social movements and how we can use singing and deep listening to bridge the divides.

    “Singing songs together can be a very effective and non-violent way to speak out as a community and can also help us listen better to each other so we can find unity and hope together.” Annie Patterson

     

    Sep

    07

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Karen Cheong - It’s All Frequencies

    Airing, on Monday, September 7, 2020, 11 am PDT, 2 pm EDT, 7 pm BST, 8 pm CEST

    Science is confirming the surprising relationship between quantum physics and frequency work. Did you know that frequencies govern our physical reality? Discover why what your ancestors experienced fundamentally affects you now. Even the frequency patterns of those ancestors you never knew! 
    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Karen Cheong as they explore how to use frequencies to create a healthy and vibrant reality. Learn more about distortion patterns, what they are, and how they keep you stuck. Discover your hidden superpower that when unleashed can have a tremendous positive impact on humanity. Frequency work expands the possibilities available to you. Be Amazed! We welcome you to the Voice Rising Show. 

     

     

    Aug

    10

    FIRST DAY OF CLASS AFTER THE SUMMER BREAK

    Welcome Back! I hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer. I also hope you are relaxed, recharged, and ready to start a new school year. I am so delighted that you are part of our amazing community of musicians, singers, songwriters, producers, and upcoming artists.

    Kara Johnstad

    PLEASE NOTE: Lessons are ongoing throughout the year for students on a FLEXI private plan, 10 Class Pass, Private Sessions with Kara Johnstad, and any online event. 

     

    Aug

    03

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Trevor Hall - Dancing On The Razor's Edge

    Airing on August 3, 2020.11 am PDT | 2 pm EDT | 7 pm BST | 8 pm CEST

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Singer-Songwriter Trevor Hall as they explore the ageless art of Kirtan, the delicate balance between music and spirituality, and the role that soul activism plays in our evolutionary times.

     

    Raised on an island in South Carolina, singer/songwriter Trevor Hall realized at a young age that music was more than just a passion - it was, rather, his life’s art. At sixteen, he recorded his first album, soon after which he left South Carolina for Idyllwild Arts Academy in California where he studied classical guitar and was introduced to the practices of yoga and meditation, which would greatly influence his life and his music.
    Hall’s music, a blend of roots and folk music, is imbued with a deep love of Eastern Mysticism. This powerful symbiosis fostered a deep connectivity with his growing fan base and Trevor quickly matured into a leader of the burgeoning conscious musical community. Along with numerous pilgrimages to India, he has also completed a series of sold-out tours and collaborations with artists such as Steel Pulse, Ziggy Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Michael Franti, Xavier Rudd, John Butler Trio, Matisyahu, and Nahko & Medicine for the People.

    To connect with Trevor Hall go to www.trevorhallmusic.com

     

    Jul

    27

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Yuval Ron - Compassion Gives Wings

    Airing Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

    Four Divine States of Mind features four celebrated and outstanding artists including Estrella Morente, Deva Premal, Uyanga Bold, and Chloe Pourmorady. This concept album is a spring of soulful sacred music for cultivating higher virtues, meditation, and to help heal a wounded world. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Yuval Ron, musician, composer, educator, peace activist and producer, in a heartfelt conversation on the transformative power of music. Explore the Brahma-Viharas - the four “sublime states” - considered to be the ideal social attitudes. Compassion gives wings and takes away the heaviness of the heart. So does singing. As Deva Premal says, “You can't sing with a closed heart. You just can't do it. And if you try, as soon as you start singing, your heart just naturally opens more and more.”


    To get in touch with Kara go to www.karajohnstad.com
    For further information on Yuval Ron go to www.yuvalronmusic.com

     

    Jul

    22

    The new orchestral album "Moon In Capricorn" is released!


    A message by Fabricio Pigliucci

    FINALLY!! ORCHESTRAL ALBUM ′′ MOON IN CAPRICORN ′′ IS RELEASED!!!


    I am extremely proud to announce the release of this incredible album, by American artist Kara Johnstad and with my arrangements/orchestrations/production, a pop album with a film sound, rich in intense and emotional songs (including the song "Message Of Hope, which I wrote), boasting the use of two great symphonic orchestras, a string quartet, numerous top musicians, mix and analog mastering, for a total of about 120 people (!!).
    It's more incredible to say, it's a self-production, realized without the stupid limits of every kind and the dullness of record companies, without a gag, without following fashion or cliches, without the brake on the heart. A story of friendship, freedom, affection, true music.
    All of this meant 10 years of waiting, the album repeatedly announced, in front of my quick preproduction finished in 2009, to find the right synergies, performances, exchanges, money, collaborations, overcome the inevitable problems, and much Nothing that helps to create such an ambitious album, that I pride myself on saying it has very few equal in global discography, especially today where everything is synthetic and easy and quick to consume.

    Hearing all the songs inline in the studio finally completed, I cried with beauty, and not just me [continue reading ...]

    Fabrizio Pigliucci
    www.fabriziopigliucci.com

     

    Jul

    20

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Deva Premal - Divine DEVA Delight

    Airing Monday, July 20, 2020 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST / 7:00 PM GMT / 8:00 PM CET

    World-renowned mantra singer Deva Premal has taken the bold and inspiring step of releasing an instrumental version of her 2020 Grammy-nominated album DEVA. In its original form, the album is one of the singer’s best-loved and most acclaimed recordings. And now that mystical journey into the power of mantra has been transformed into DEVA – The Instrumental Meditations; a beautiful instrumental canvas on which the listener can gaze with renewed delight. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and songstress Deva Premal for a heartfelt conversation on the power of mantra and the experience of inner peace that chanting and meditation bring to our life. Explore singing as medicine for the soul and discover methods to open the voice through specific healing sounds. Gain personal insight on creativity, well-being, and learn how we can join together to co-create a more sound and vibrant world.

    To get in touch with Kara go to www.karajohnstad.com
    For further information on Deva Premal go to www.devapremalmiten.com

    Jul

    13

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Mark Nepo - Living What Matters

     

    Mark Nepo has a way with words. Words that strengthen our soul. When he wrote his #1 New York Times bestseller, The Book of Awakening, he was rightfully lauded as one of the most influential writers in the modern spiritual community. Oprah Winfrey chose The Book of Awakening as one of her Ultimate Favorite Things for her farewell season and chose Nepo as one of her SuperSoul100—innovators and visionaries who are aligned on a mission to move humanity forward. 

    Now, Mark Nepo returns with THE BOOK OF SOUL: 52 Paths to Living What Matters and offers us a powerful guide to inhabiting an authentic and wholehearted life. In these evolutionary times, we are being asked to have love move more quickly than the disease, to have light move as quickly as dark. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Mark Nepo in a heartfelt conversation on the beauty of embracing the mystery called life. Delve into the spiritual alchemy of transformation as a piercing guide, replete with beautiful truths and startling insight. 

    Message from Mark:
    "My hope is that through this time together you will deepen your conversation with life. That through your own path of obstacle and surprise, you will be opened to your gifts and become somewhat freed of all you carry. The gift and practice of being human centers on the effort to restore what matters when in trouble, so we can make good use of our heart. No one quite knows how to do this, but learn it we must. Our path to love and truth depends on this journey."

     

    Jun

    29

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Mark Certo - The Triad Mind Revealed

    Were you ever curious about how binaural beats work? Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Mark Certo, the creator of “The Triad Mind,” for a heartfelt conversation on how sound affects consciousness. Mark is a recording engineer with a rather unique talent. He helps people go into altered states of consciousness through the use of brainwave entraining sound waves. 

    Together we will explore how sound waves support us in experiencing more balance, clarity, and truth. Listen in and discover how we can use the transformational power of sound to become Self Actualized. Join us at OMTimes Radio.
     
    To learn more about Mark Certo’s work visit www.thetriadmind.com

     

    Jun

    28

    Obertongesang-Workshop (auf Deutsch)

    Online-Workshop mit Miroslav Grosser Sonntag, 28. Juni 2020, 11:00 bis 14:00 Uhr

    Obertöne sind die innere Dimension der Klänge und lassen als die Harmonie der Natur in jedem Klang eine eigene Musik entstehen, die dem menschlichen Ohr das Gefühl der Vollkommenheit vermittelt.

     

    Jun

    25

    START OF THE SCHOOL SUMMER HOLIDAYS!

    We wish you all the best for your summer vacation. May all the happiness in the world embrace you, let your fun be unlimited with friends and family. If you spend your summer in Berlin, why not take a few extra classes at School Of Voice. Check out our summer event calendar.

     

    PLEASE NOTE: Lessons are ongoing throughout the year for students on a FLEXI private plan, 10 Class Pass, Private Sessions with Kara Johnstad, and any online events.

     

    The first day of class after the summer break is Monday, August 10, 2020. 

     

    Jun

    15

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] Dr. Sue Morter - The Energy Codes : Creating the Life You Desire

    Everything is Energy and your life is a reflection of your energy. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Dr. Sue, bestselling author of the ENERGY CODES in a heartfelt conversation on utilizing high-frequency energy patterns to activate our full human potential. Discover principles and simple practices that will help you build new circuitry for your creative genius to reveal and awaken the inner healer within. Discover the role that your voice plays in generating high-frequency energy patterns for your well-being. Yes, you can change the human Bio-field and learn to balance your body chemistry! Yes, you too can tap into your Soulful Self and experience healing on every level of your life

    Tune in to the VOICE RISING at OMTimes Radio. June 15, 2020.

    Photo: Carl Sudra with permission of Dr. Sue Morter

     

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