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3 Listening Lessons for the Choir… And for Life!

3 Listening Lessons for the Choir As part of an ongoing series about spiritual practice and music, this blog post will focus on the art of listening. Music practice is

Music as a Spiritual Practice: My Path

Music as a Spiritual Practice: My Path The Beginning Like many people, I first began to connect music and spiritual practice while a young child. I attended a large, stone Presbyterian church with

Music as a Spiritual Practice

Since the beginning, music and spirituality have been inextricably linked. Every culture in the world has used music as a spiritual practice in rituals for healing, connecting with the Divine, communicating

Music and Healing

Music as Medicine: Healing Tunes. When I was an undergraduate at The Ohio State University, the flute studio was involved in a collaboration with the hospital. We worked with a researcher

Improvisation Inspiration

Improvisation Inspiration As part of my “file cabinet” method for organizing practice, I encourage everyone to add improvisation to their daily practice. Remember, improvisation can take lots of different forms

“Alive Inside” film review

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory. 2014 film by Michael Rossato-Bennett. At a recent family gathering, a cousin told me about a film she had watched the night before.