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  • 2G Rule applies

    The 2G rule does not apply to persons up to the age of 18 and pupils who are subject to regular testing as part of their school attendance. The 3G rule applies to them. Please present your DIGITAL vaccination or recovery certificate, or if you are not yet 19 years old, your student ID or BVG card or daily negative test to your teacher before the start of class.

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  • Dec

    24

    A very special Holiday greeting

    Click this link to watch the video. 

    All of us at School Of Voice thank you for your trust and support this year. Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year.

     

    Stay Gold
    Kara Johnstad

    Founder of the School Of Voice

     

    P.S. Enjoy this amazing song "Christmas Lights" and the wonderful music video written, produced, and performed by our incredible vocal coach Nathalie Raedler ("Talina Rae").

      


    Dec

    23

    Start of Christmas Holidays

    For students on the membership plan "BASIC", there are no regular classes and lessons on Berlin school holidays.

    Start:  Thu 23.12.2021

    End:  Su 02.01.2022

    Last Day of Class:   Wed 22.12.2021

    First Day of Class:  Mo 03.01.2022


    Dec

    12

    Online Workshop - MANTRA IN MOTION

    A Monthly Online Chanting Workshop with Kevin Kortan
    A Journey from Movement to Stillness

     

    Sunday, Dec 12, 2021

    08:30 am to 10:00 am PT, USA, (Los Angeles, San Francisco)10:30 am to 12:00 pm Central USA, (Minneapolis)11:30 am to 01:30 pm ET, USA (New York), 17:30 to 19:00 CEST, Germany (Berlin) 


    Synthesizing simple sounds and motion create a powerful moving meditation.  Expand your practice and experience a vinyasa of vibration and motion.  A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase, and means “that which protects the mind”.  It gives the mind a positive focus.  Each mantra has certain sonic qualities that embody meaning as well as feeling.  Every month there will be a theme such as chants for peace, health, light, the heart, the chakra-s. All are welcome, no previous voice experience is necessary.  Click this link for more information and registration

     


    Nov

    27

    Update on the Corona Ordinance Berlin

    - 2G applies as of Nov 27, 2021 -

     

    Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of the School Of Voice,

    Today, the Eleventh Ordinance Amending the Third SARS-CoV-2 Infection Control Measures Ordinance was published. For music schools, 2G applies. For employees and pupils up to 18 years, 3G applies. For the latter, school testing continues to apply. You can download the amendments here.

    Please present your DIGITAL proof of vaccination, recovery, or student ID/BVG card to your teacher before your class begins.

    Best regards
    Kara Johnstad

     


    Nov

    20

    Workshop: Frame Drum Discovery

    November 20, 2021, 12:00 to 14:15
    led by Borys Slowikowski

    Best suited for absolute beginners to basic level players: The frame drum is one of the oldest percussion instruments on earth. Playing on it has something very archaic, earthy and meditative, and at times very energetic when accompanying fast dances. Enjoy a hands-on experience with an acclaimed Drum Circle Facilitator. Only 8 spots are available.

     


    Nov

    20

    Workshop: Rhythm for Singers

    November 20, 2021, from 16:15 to 17:30
    with Borys Slowikowski

    This workshop is prepared especially for singers. We will work with movement and voice (which is, after all, also a movement) to develop our rhythmic skills and our understanding of rhythm; we will improvise together to create a multilayered organic rhythmical tapestry. We will also learn simple ways to compose new rhythms and rhythmic structures. They help to develop a strong inner pulse and allow to step out of the prevalent clichés. Only 8 spots are available!

     


    Nov

    14

    Online Workshop - MANTRA IN MOTION

    A Monthly Online Chanting Workshop with Kevin Kortan
    A Journey from Movement to Stillness

     

    Sunday, Nov 14, 2021

    08:30 am to 10:00 am PT, USA, (Los Angeles, San Francisco)10:30 am to 12:00 pm Central USA, (Minneapolis)11:30 am to 01:30 pm ET, USA (New York), 17:30 to 19:00 CEST, Germany (Berlin) 


    Synthesizing simple sounds and motion create a powerful moving meditation.  Expand your practice and experience a vinyasa of vibration and motion.  A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase, and means “that which protects the mind”.  It gives the mind a positive focus.  Each mantra has certain sonic qualities that embody meaning as well as feeling.  Every month there will be a theme such as chants for peace, health, light, the heart, the chakra-s. All are welcome, no previous voice experience is necessary.  Click this link for more information and registration

     


    Nov

    06

    [Enjoy our latest eZine]

    Does sound have rhythm? Does it rise and fall like the ocean? Does sound come and go like wind?” These are questions that Myron Uhlberg asked in his book, Hands of My Father: A Hearing Boy, His Deaf Parents, and the Language of Love. They are also questions we get to ask ourselves as musicians. 

    Some days we slow the rhythm of rush in our lives. Other times we need to increase the tempo to lift our spirits when the days grow dark. But always we ask, what impact does sound have on our performance? What does it mean to be "in time?"

    Enjoy exploring these topics and many more in our latest eZine. [Continue reading ...]

     


    Oct

    25

    NEW - 3G Corona Rapid test is now available at the School Of Voice. So that everyone can afford 3G!

     

    After a negative Corona rapid test for self-testing under the supervision of our certified professional staff, the supervising physician issues a certificate, which the tested person receives by e-mail and SMS in a few minutes. 

     

    3G Corona Test Certificate

     

    Our test certificates are issued in 2 languages: English and German. The tested person will find it in his e-mail box.

     

    Each test costs 5 euros.

     

    Please make an appointment in advance!
    office@schoolofvoice.berlin

     

    Test location
    School Of Voice - Administration
    Pasewaldtstr. 16, 14169 Berlin

     

    Note: 
    This offer is limited to clients and employees of the School Of Voice!

     

     


    Oct

    11

    Start of Autumn Holidays

    For students on the membership plan "BASIC", there are no regular classes and lessons on Berlin school holidays (incl. bridge days)

    Start
    Mo 11.10.2021

    End
    Sa 23.10.2021

    Last Day of Class
    Fr 08.10.2021

    First Day of Class
    Mo 25.10.2021

     


    Oct

    10

    Online Workshop - MANTRA IN MOTION

    A Monthly Online Chanting Workshop with Kevin Kortan
    A Journey from Movement to Stillness

     

    Sunday, Oct 10, 2021

    08:30 am to 10:00 am PT, USA, (Los Angeles, San Francisco)10:30 am to 12:00 pm Central USA, (Minneapolis)11:30 am to 01:30 pm ET, USA (New York), 17:30 to 19:00 CEST, Germany (Berlin) 


    Synthesizing simple sounds and motion create a powerful moving meditation.  Expand your practice and experience a vinyasa of vibration and motion.  A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase, and means “that which protects the mind”.  It gives the mind a positive focus.  Each mantra has certain sonic qualities that embody meaning as well as feeling.  Every month there will be a theme such as chants for peace, health, light, the heart, the chakra-s. All are welcome, no previous voice experience is necessary.  

    Click this link for more information and registration

     


    Sep

    06

    Trevor Blake - Yes, You Can Have Success, Love and Abundance

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    Sept 6, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST

     

     

    Is it our voice that is the driving force behind creating success and happiness? Each of us carries an influential voice within, but we are often unaware of its impact on our world. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and New York Times Best-selling author and serial Entrepreneur Trevor Blake in a heartfelt conversation on manifesting abundance magically, creating financial independence, and leading a lifestyle in harmony with our values. Shifting from humble beginnings to building multi-million dollar businesses, Trevor started his first company with just a few hundred dollars. He sold it in 2010 for more than a hundred million. He has since sold two more companies, and he's never hired a single employee or worked more than five hours a day. Trevor has written "Three Simple Steps" and his newest book, "Secrets to a Successful Startup: A Recession-Proof Guide to Starting, Surviving & Thriving in Your Own Venture." Curious about bringing more practical magic into your business and life and using your voice and communication skills to become an ambassador of abundance? Then join us at Voice Rising.

     

    Visit Trevor Blake at https://www.trevorgblake.com/

    All Shows are Archived and available on all streaming platforms including apple, google, spotify, soundcloud, youtube, and podbean

     


    Aug

    18

    Dear students, parents, and friends of the School Of Voice!

    Kara Johnstad - founder of the School Of Voice

    The new SARS-CoV-2 ordinance from August 17, 2021, is based on the principle that vaccinated and recovered persons can use all facilities and services.

    For non-vaccinated or non-recovered persons, testing is mandatory! 

    Please UPLOAD proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test before the start of your class:

     


    Aug

    09

    End of Summer Holidays - Welcome back!

    Lessons and classes for our students on a monthly BASIC plan start again on Monday, Aug 9, 2021.

     

     

     

    End date: Fr, 6 August 2021
    First day of class: Mo, 9 August 2021

     


    Jul

    12

    Stephen Dinan – Visionary Leadership: Amplifying Wise Voices

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    July 12, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST

     

    The vision for The Shift Network came to Stephen while on a meditation retreat: “ I got a powerful sense that we needed a global network connecting people who are activating more conscious lives to create a world that works for all.” Many years later, what began as a flash of insight has transformed into a thriving organization and global leader in online transformational education, media, and events.

    Join Kara Johnstad and Stephen Dinan in a heartfelt conversation on the transformational power of Voice. Becoming a Conscious Change Agent is not always easy. Yet, if enough people do the work of transformation, the worst of our problems could be avoided. Our world needs visionary voices. Explore with us how Voice amplifies inner wisdom. Discover how to shift our baseline and become instruments of peace. Learn from Stephen’s path as an author, speaker, teacher, and visionary how Voice can help us co-create a kinder, more peaceful, and liveable world for all.

     


    Jul

    19

    A Conversation with Judy Collins

    I am honored to welcome Judy Collins to the Voice Rising Show on July 19th.

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    July 19, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST

     

     

     

    My heart opens wide to continue the conversation that began when I heard her voice for the first time. I was 8. Standing in my cornflower blue bedroom, my portable record player spinning her songs, as I looked onto cornfields. As a young singer, I found comfort in her clear, strong voice. She played guitar, piano and sang! Me too, I proclaimed with 12! The Judy Collins Songbook accompanied me to Berlin at the tender age of 20, along with 2suitcases and my guitar. The rest is history. For all the singer-songwriters in the house, stay tuned. Judy Collins and I will deep dive into voice, songwriting, and how our voices and music can play an essential role in social activism and changing our world for the better.

     

    OMTimes RadioVOICE RISING with Host Kara JohnstadJuly 19, 2021 at 2 pm EDT | 8 pm CEST

    To learn more about Judy Collins, visit www.judycollins.com

     


    Jul

    05

    Beth Whitney – Songs From the Deep Woods

    OMTimes VOICE RISING radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad

    FREE ARCHIVE

    What draws us closer to Beth Whitneys songs is her nature-soaked, deeply rooted lyrics. A poetic songstress of the best kind, Beth’s imagery is nothing short of breathtaking. Her voice holds the tender strength of wild roses. Join Singer-Songwriter Kara Johnstad and Beth Whitney in a conversation on Voice and Songwriting. What writing rituals do we have to balance the necessary creative alone time with the long game of love? How can we create time to deep-dive into our music while raising kids and being moms? What wisdom does the wilderness hold for us? And what about the power of beauty? Beth knows firsthand how nature guides us through our own internal chaos. She lives a life far away from the stresses of a big city. As we soak in her orchestral folk music, our hearts return to a place of belonging. Yes, we, too, are a wild rose. We, too, are a bolt of thunder. We, too, are walking with our feet on solid ground. Celebrate Beth’s new album release “Into the Ground” and explore with us a unique collection of songs.

    Connect with Beth Whitney at https://bethwhitneymusic.com

     


    Jun

    28

    Steven Halpern -Cannabis Dreams: Tuning Fork for the Brain

    OMTimes Radio Voice Rising with Host Kara Johnstad
    Airing June 28, 2021, 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CEST 

     

    For centuries and across cultures, sacred ceremonies using plant medicine were vital to collective well-being. These long-revered healing plants, ayahuasca, peyote, cannabis, and mushrooms nourished individuals and were crucial for collective well-being. Yet, these long-revered healing instruments have been largely forgotten by today's society. Why? What might we be missing? And what role do music and plants play in nurturing and uplifting body, mind, and spiritual well-being?  Music is a  tuning fork for the brain. Can the frequencies and harmonics in plants inspire healing? Can music help us "get high" and feel good? What role does sound play in building peaceful communities?

    Join voice-visionary Kara Johnstad, and GRAMMY® nominated composer, recording artist, and researcher Steven Halpern in an in-depth conversation on sound consciousness and his new album release, Cannabis Dreams.  In 2021, with legalization in many states and with the medical benefits of cannabis more widely accepted -Halpern's co-composed masterpiece is released, and we celebrate.  Learn through plant medicine and music to reprogram unconscious patterns that no longer serve us. Explore the principle of consciousness and change. Co-create a sound world. 


    Connect with Steven Halpern at www.stevenhalpernmusic.com

     


    Jun

    24

    Start of Summer Holidays

    There are no lessons and classes for our students on a monthly BASIC plan.
    For all other students, lessons and classes are ongoing.

     

     

    Start date: Thu, 24 June 2021
    Last day of class: Wed, 23 June 2021

    End date: Fr, 6 August 2021
    First day of class: Mo, 9 August 2021

     


    Jun

    21

    Dechen Shak-Dagsay - Attaining Inner Peace and Happiness

    OMTimes Radio - Voice Rising with host Kara Johnstad
    FREE ARCHIVE

     

    As the daughter of a Tibetan Lama and a profoundly spiritual mother, Dechen Shak-Dagsay has a unique family background. She grew up in Switzerland surrounded by the divine wisdom of her parents while integrating the modern Western world. Convinced that the chanting of the ancient mantras of Tibet could be beneficial to her community, Dechen started sharing music with friends. Soon, she was creating much-loved albums for a growing global community, and the rest is history. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Dechen Shak-Dagsay in a heartfelt conversation on the art of mantra singing. Discover how to use music, movement, and art, prepare people to build a peaceful world. Explore the transformational power of our voice and listen to Dechen share her experience on voice and stories from her upcoming album. By devoting ourselves to a mantra practice, we can overcome inner obstacles and attain inner peace and happiness. Join us.

    Connect with Dechen Shak-Dagsay at www.dechen-shak.com/

     

     


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