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Spiritual music - the art of making music from the heart

Learn to make music straight from the heart! Study music as a spiritual practice.

It is one of the most valued factors in music all over the world, though also one of the least understood. (At least in the western world, if not anywhere.) Often deemed a kind of sub-talent "one just has or one doesn't", I am very certain it is something any musician can learn. I know because I found out how that works.

The technique is easy to understand, but hard to master. Mastering in fact takes a lifetime. As it is in essence the art of improving oneself through the medium of music.

A lifelong student myself, I have always found it hard to study music in any other way. Most things therefore I had to find out by myself while carving my own path, never really staying with any music teacher for long.

No matter how skilled you currently are at making music, you can learn this if you feel the motivation to do so. In fact it can be an advantage not to much already.

One main medium we use for training is improvisation. Which might be scary at first, but can become something very exciting very soon if you open yourself to it. Anyone can learn this!

The methods used can also be applied to non-improvised music. They turn studying music into a spiritual practice and performing music into the sharing of spiritual energy with other people.

Are you interested in making music from the heart? Are you open to accept my teachings as a hypothesis, to find out for yourself if it works for you?

Depending on what you prefer we can also integrate a variation of other spiritual techniques into our lessons.

Get in touch! Lessons can also be online or in person, we will talk about this during intake.

Other times and dates than stated here might also be available, please contact me for further enquiries. Usually very flexible when it comes to time and location.

*** Background:

Musically I am experienced with a wide variety of instruments. I am active in other artistic disciplines. Please read my profile for more information.

For the past 10 years or so I have had much spiritual training, living practically like a monk next to having a part time job, until quite recently. For more information about this, please also read my profile.

Extra information

Bring your own instrument. Voice is also good. Get in touch to know if your instrument is suitable. (Many if not most are!)

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Bloemgracht, Marnixstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Age:
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Student level:
Beginner
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Duration:
60 minutes
90 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Dutch

About Me

A young and passionate musician and artist with an deeply rooted spiritual foundation.

Focussed on understanding the principle of synthesis that lies behind all creativity and on expressing spirituality through the arts.

Multi-instrumentalist with experience in different (ethnic) vocal techniques, guitar, piano, flutes, turkish saz/baglama and kanun, persian kemencheh and setar, cretan lyra. Great love for improvisation.

Also experience in other artistic disciplines: poetry, theatre, sculpture, exhibition design, graphic design and web design.

Education

Extensive and intensive training in Rāja Yoga with Yogacarya Sri Ajita Maharaja. Many hours of self-study in western astrology and esoteric psychology and in eastern spirituality in general.

Experience / Qualifications

I am mostly self-taught in artistic disciplines. I did have some guitar and vocal training over the years, albeit of a highly self-directive nature.

Over the years I have performed musically in different venues around Amsterdam. I have worked on a number of theatre projects, among which was a project by award-winning young director Eline Arbo.

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