We crave music.
We listen to it, we make other art about it, we make it a huge cultural focus. For many people, they love making it.
Making music is one of the most basic human needs. Archaeologists believe music has existed for as long as there have been people--they find evidence of instruments going back over 40,000 years! Some evidence is now showing we "sang" before we spoke.
But maybe you've been told you shouldn't. It's amazing what our loved ones feel justified in saying to people they profess to care about:
- You have no sense of pitch.
- You have no sense of rhythm.
- Can you just keep your singing in the shower?
- You're just not musically inclined.
- You're tone deaf.
Usually our friends don't realize that their words reinforce behaviors that cut you off from our source, from your connection with an experience everyone else seems to take great joy in. A connection that is in your bones, deep in your humanity; a connection with over 40,000 years of history.
The urge to make music is strong, deep, engrained. Unfortunately, you probably believe your loved ones when they say you shouldn't make music. You've internalized the story and tell it to yourself and the world: "I'm just not musically inclined."
Well, I don't believe music is an "inclination." I believe music is a human need, and the conviction to make it--whether it's singing along to the radio, drumming to beats in your head, or bringing emotion from an instrument--is necessary to make us better people. I believe people don't need the permission of others to take a stand for their experience of music.
But I get it, it can be scary to start this journey. There is a lot of judgment involved, from yourself and your peers, and sometimes you can't do it alone. This is where I come in.
Tone Deaf to Tuned In
I designed this program to help adults like you who want to make music but have been told you can't or shouldn't. This program helps you get cozy with your voice, find a sound that works for YOU, and work intensely with a professional to figure out your musical options.
This 6-week program includes:
- Weekly, 30 minute 1-on-1 sessions
- An awesome dive into non-traditional voices/sounds and how they connect to our primal instincts
- Professional insight into your unique voice and what it's potential can be--and what music you should start with
- A working playlist to help discovering your unique ideal sound
- A candid conversation about when singing is appropriate
Program cost: $390
As the Founder of the Zeitgeist Academy, I bring a literal lifetime of musical experience. Coming from a musical family, I grew up surrounded by sounds of a great variety of instruments, from french horn to harmonica. My formal training started at age three with the Kindermusik program, deepened with piano and vocal training, and continued through high school into college where I received degrees in Music and Anthropology from Macalester College.
I have taught music to individuals and groups of all ages and made or experienced music across four continents. Nothing makes me come alive more than people coming together to create something!
I may have music in my bones, but culture is just as important. Through my world travels I noticed the importance of place and time, especially for the arts, and am fanatical in my belief that with a little knowledge anyone can access and appreciate music.