MUSIC & MEditation
MUSIC & MEditation
Music & Meditation experiences that inspire your own, unique journey towards greater well-being and deeper self-knowledge.
Music is my passion. But it was not always as simple.
The classical music world can at times feel, for some, exclusive and competitive. Classical music professional education can feel overwhelming in its focus on excellence, perfection and success.
To me, it often felt that way. I frequently compared myself to colleagues. I often felt I was not good enough. As much as I loved music, there was a moment when the passion started fading. I needed something different.
It was only when I discovered community music (music workshops in the community) and meditation, that my whole perspective shifted.
Music in the community taught me passion: what truly gives me purpose and a sense of fulfilment is sharing - sharing music with others and making music more accessible to all. It also taught me there are many 'other' ways to make music: it taught me improvisation, and how to connect more deeply with myself and others through music.
Meditation taught me freedom: the more I meditate, the more I learn to listen to myself. The more I learn that there is not a one-size-fits-all way to meditate, to make music or be a musician, and certainly not to live life.
These discoveries created a burning desire to share more Music & Meditation with more people - so you too can explore how these two beautiful arts, when combined, can lead to more health and well-being: in the form of more self-knowledge, more creativity, more connection, more growth, and more self-love.
So far, I have mainly focused on delivering workshops of Music & Meditation for groups and organisations, having brought this new project to schools and young people, and also to an addiction recovery centre.
Now, I want to make it accessible to all. From 2023, I have embarked on a new journey with Insight Timer, where I will be sharing my music and meditations for anyone to access for free.
Get in touch if you would like to book your Music & Meditation workshop, or head to Insight Timer for free Musical Meditations. I can't wait to connect with you!
“The session was such a special experience. It was so peaceful, restorative and beautiful - a real moment of tranquility and permission to breathe in the middle of a frenetic term. To see the group so connected, grounded and restful was something I will not forget.”
- Charlotte Richer, school teacher accompanying her year 12 and 13 students in a Music & Meditation workshop made possible by Music at Oxford
Photo: Simon Vail