The name 'the nature of sound' brings together the sound world of our natural environment - birdsong, wind, traffic, the natural sounds of human expression - with a feeling for sound's own nature, sound's own soul
What The Nature of Sound offers
The Nature of Sound
Song, as you teach it, is not desire, not
a wooing of something that's finally attained;
song is existence....
learn to forget how you sang....
Real singing is a different kind of breath.
A nothing breath. A ripple in the god. A wind.
- RAINER MARIA RILKE 'Sonnets to Orpheus'
The Nature of Sound
offers courses, seminars and workshops and individual sessions for everyone interested in singing, sound, voice, movement and consciousness. In most cases, no prior experience is needed. All experience is welcome!! Please click on the tabs above for details.
I have been teaching voice and singing since 1985, basically following a lead pointed to by the dancer
Elsa Wolliaston. She pointed out that I did everything through my ears. Her feedback also led me to consider that a person's potential and being could be viewed from a different standpoint than I had hitherto imagined.
I have taught in a variety of institutions, clients including The National Theatre, the universities of London (Goldsmiths), Leicester, Plymouth and Chichester, Punjab and Trichur. I taught voice at Arturo Schauspielschule in Cologne over a period of 12 years and have continued a public workshop programme for over 30 years.
I am grateful to Gilles Petit, K.R. Sivasankara Pannikar and movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo for all their support and guidance and friendship.
I am also a qualified Craniosacral practitioner, and a student of the Ridhwan School, following the Diamond Approach.
UPCOMING EVENTS in 2018
for details of all upcoming workshops and events click here
Bishops Caundle, Dorset:
Sundays: Jan 14th; March 18th; April 22nd; May 20th
The Listening Heart
Lincoln: March 2nd (eve only) - 4th
Singing - a weekend in march
Hamburg: March 23rd (eve only) - 25th
Songworlds/The Body of the Therapist in Pescara, Italy
April 27th - 1st May/30th Aug - 3rd Sept
Energy, Creative Collaboration and Wellbeing in Organisations
Viterbo, Italy: June 14th - 17th
Music Garden Chatting Retreat: the source of the song
Seminar House Sophia, Wendland, Germany
Sept 28th - 3rd Oct
Dorset: 11th - 14th October
Hesitant Human Being
adventures in reconciliation
outings to be confirmed
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0044 (0)1963 23792
524 Brown Street
Dorset DT9 5NE
MuGaCha 2009 with Adrian Lee, Suprapto Suryodarmo, recording Tim Jones