Feeling the BeatMusic, voice work & expressive arts saved my life

How my body became my instrument instead of my enemy

Before that, I was angry and broken, struggling with many wounds. As a queer, non-binary, gender expansive Korean American adoptee, I have struggled to speak my truth, much less sing or make sound. Instead of imploding, I decided to start a punk band at age 30 and began the lifelong process of freeing my voice and sharing my story.

Along the way, I completed a 3-year movement-based expressive arts training program at Tamalpa Institute that helped me re-inhabit my body and find home in it. I also completed Level 3 of the LoVetri Method in Somatic Voicework™ that helped me with functional and technical aspects of the voice.

I love learning, and it was a natural progression to share all the tools that helped me free my voice with others. Some of my practices include meditation/mindfulness, yoga, qigong and tai chi, somatic & drama therapy, and improv. As your vocal coach and expressive arts facilitator, I believe the body holds our deepest wisdom and healing. By learning to trust it and listen, I have been able to express my soul song. I love to create spaces where you can show up exactly as you are, and with my loving witnessing and tools/support, you can grow and transform.

My mission is to help you free your voice and life. I am here to help you to connect more deeply with yourself and others in a playful, supportive space as you explore voice work, grief, ancestral healing, creativity, music, sound healing, and more. Reach out if you want to be free and create a life aligned to your highest joy and creative expression.

In love and freedom, Phoenix Song


High NotesCenter Stage

Where I've Performed

I have been performing since 2004 and was featured in San Francisco Magazine’s Best of the Bay for yoga music in 2009. As a Third Culture Kid who lived in Korea, Nepal, India, Liberia, Peru, and the SF Bay Area, my musical influences and style can best be described as world fusion, a hybrid of global eclectic sounds & beats. Performance highlights include:

  • Chuncheon Mime Festival, Korea, 2006
  • Border Out, Queer Arts Festival, SF, 2008
  • Esalen Yoga and Music Festival, Big Sur, 2008
  • SF International Arts Festival, 2009
  • Wanderlust, Squaw Valley, 2009
  • Empowering Women of Color Conference, Berkeley 2009
  • Mixed, Blended & Whole, Queer Arts Festival, SF, 2012
  • Grace Cathedral Labyrinth Yoga, since 2014
  • Sowing and Sewing Solo Show, Stagewerx, SF, 2015
  • San Francisco Pride Main Stage, 2017
  • Buried Solo Show, Stagewerx, SF, 2018
  • Reimagine Festival, SF Jazz, 2018

The Love FrequencyThe Musical Journey

Where I've Trained
The musical foundation begins
Classical piano lessons for 10 years
Discovering my own music and voice begins in India
Didgeridoo, djembe, Arabic tambourine
Exposure to global sounds & beats
Indian classical music (tabla & esraj) at Viswa Bharati University for 2 years
Sound yoga begins
Sanskrit mantra & chanting at Yoga Society, SF
The vocal journey deepens
Voice at Community Music Center, SF
Life as improv!
Tamalpa Practitioner 3-yr expressive arts training
Life as theater
Drama Therapy Training & Autobiographic Therapeutic Performance Graduate
Deepening in vocal technique
LoVetri method in Somatic Voicework™ Level 3 Graduate
Play, play and more play!
Improvisational Circle Singing Workshop with Bobby McFerrin
Photos by Alison Christiana, Stani Photography, Gaby Esensten, Graham Holoch, Rucha Chitnis, Jamil Hellu, Awake Storytelling, Caitlin Hannan, Kai Lai

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