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Blue Skies and Yellow Fields

Music

Playing an instrument
develops more parts of the brain
than any other activity.

The score for this dance project was created quite organically, moment by moment,
just as Roger created his experience, and I am thrilled with the result.
An offering to the god of fluid movement that has ruled his life,
Roger Tolle's free form dance represents a response to a dance he performed
at the end of his dance career over 3 decades ago, and to the intervening years of
somatic practice that focuses on movement as a way to agelessness.

Training: 20,000 + hrs

Indiana University of Pennsylvania - Indiana, PA

Music Academy of Zagreb - Croatia

Ali Akbar College of Music - San Rafael, CA

California Jazz Conservatory - Berkeley, CA

Dhrupad Sansthan - Bhopal, India

Sankara Academy of Music and Arts - Chennai, India

Experience: 30+ years

Music is my preferred means of communication, and closest passion to my life’s work. For 30 years, I've diversified my sonic palate studying the music of the:

USA, India, Africa, Persia, Cuba, Brazil, and Hungary.

 

I have traveled to: 

Europe, Japan, and twice to India to immerse in the North and South Indian classical music traditions.

 

A few of many ensembles I've performed: 

Classical/symphonic

Jazz

Fusion

Rock

Funk

Acoustic

Singer/Songwriter

Reggae

Drum and bugle corps

Wedding bands

Kirtan/Devotional music

Yoga classes, retreats, festivals, & sound baths.

 

I am: 

Teaching, composing, recording a hand pan EP, & evolving my approach to looping live percussion.

 

I offer:

Percussion lessons (Local & Virtual)

Live music for Retreats, Yoga classes, and Sound baths

Commission​s

Blue Skies and Yellow Fields

$50/3om

$90/hr

Call me for group rates.

or

Call/Text 845-464-8654