“I believe that joy, in life and in music, comes as you give from your heart.”
Bach by Candlelight
Prelude to the Bach Cello Suite #1 in G Major. Video and background artwork by Katie Swatland. Click to see more of my work »
Open Your Heart — At its deepest level music has potency to transform, uplift and heal.
Over many years I have cultivated a spiritual and technical skill-set to help myself and others embark on journeys of self-discovery through guided meditation, harmonic attunements facilitated through the use of ancient tunings, original and classical compositions, and improvisation using the cello, guitar, Moyo Drums and my voice.
My training in chi gong, work with the ancient Solfeggio tones, initiation into the Rites of the Munay Ki and Reiki I attunement has opened up energy channels within in me that support music making at a deeply intentional level. I offer myself as a sound minister to yoga classes, art exhibitions, cancer support groups, healing and mediumship circles and transformational workshops.
Are you preparing for a celebratory event? Your taste and preference will guide me in offering you a wide repertoire to choose from that includes baroque, classical, romantic and modern pieces, as well as unique arrangements of genres from rock to post-rock. And if I don’t know your favorite song? It is a special love of mine to craft custom arrangements of any piece for solo cello. I love a challenge!
As a co-facilitator in the Seasons of the Soul workshop series, I use dance and improvisation exercises as well as music and mantra meditation to evoke the joy and freedom of spontaneity. Along with my wife and yoga teacher Jaishree, I also co-lead Yoga and Sound Healing workshops. I use a variety of instruments including guitar, cello and moyo drums to co-create a living, breathing musical practice.
I have composed pieces for yoga DVDs, scored films, arranged parts for singer-songwriters and recently recorded and mastered an EP of original songs, ‘When Sound Met Light’.