In honor of Halloween we’re going behind the veil... and into my lesson with my singing teacher Stephanie Rooker. I didn’t take singing lessons for twelve years after I lost my voice. For one thing, I felt estranged from my voice, but I also wasn’t interested in studying technique. What I wanted was to set my voice free. And then I found Stephanie: a singer, a teacher, a sound healer, and a holder of sacred space. What Stephanie has taught me is music medicine - how to sing my shadow - and that process is bringing my voice back to life. So join us for this truly special episode where we share our stories, and - YES - sing for you. And that includes our “ugly duet.”
Learn more about Stephanie Rooker and her healing voice work here. Stephanie offers voice lessons, workshops, sound healing, retreats, programs, private voice gatherings, full moon ceremonies, and facilitator training.
You can purchase Stephanie’s album’s here: https://squareup.com/store/voicejourney/
You can follow Stephanie on Instagram: @voicejourney
Information about the Ethnomusicology major at Oberlin college, where Stephanie studied: https://www.oberlin.edu/ethnomusicology
Amandla! - the documentary Stephanie mentions about South Africa.
Meredith Monk, maker of amazing sounds.
Rene Marie, Stephanie’s mentor and a Jazz vocalist, who encouraged her to pursue the healing path: https://renemarie.com/
The Sound & Music Institute, where Stephanie was an assistant for the early trainings: https://www.opencenter.org/sound-music-institute
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