30 minute practiceFree Your Voice & Life!

Play your body instrument

Sing, sound & speak your truth with confidence! Free Your Voice & Drum & Body Stories

Sing, Drum, and Play in Community!
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SF FREE YOUR VOICE 2 HOUR WORKSHOP
vocal technique, chakra sound meditation, singing, harmony, vocal improv, play
3-430pm, The Center SF, 548 Fillmore St. $35
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VOICE & DRUM 10-WK OUTDOOR CLASS
sing & drum, 8 world rhythms/songs $395 early bird
530-7pm, Apr 4-June 6, 6262 Highland Ave., Richmond
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FREE YOUR VOICE 10-WK OUTDOOR CLASS
vocal technique, sound meditation, singing, vocal improv, play, $395
1130am-1pm, April 6-June 8, 6262 Highland Ave., Richmond
I took Phoenix Song’s “Free Your Voice” class this summer and was blown away by how much I got out of it. Phoenix teaches with the expert grace of a seasoned therapist and musician combined. In ten weeks I feel like I got ten years worth of talk therapy and musical training combined. And the community we formed is priceless.–Michael F.

Free Your Voice with Phoenix Song

Discover the secrets of freeing your voice and playing your body instrument in these playful, heartfelt classes. Learn healthy vocal techniques for singing, sounding, and speaking. Experience the healing and transformative effects of sound vibrations as we free our voices in this connective community workshop. You will leave with a solid understanding of both the technical/practical aspects of the voice as well as its emotional/energetic/psychological components.

Learn how to build and tune your body instrument with breath support, core engagement, proper posture, open throat, resonance, projection, and more. Next, play music on your instrument and sing songs from around the world. Connect with your intention and desire to express your heart/soul song. We will also come into alignment with our body instruments with chakra sound and movement meditations and powerful Sanskrit mantras. We will often end with an expressive arts activity, improvisational singing or sounding circle, or small group improv skits to release sounds and emotions; help you contact and express your truth; and learn to trust yourself and others in play and creation. You will leave sessions both relaxed and energized, feeling more connected to yourself and others and empowered to free your voice and free your life!

This workshop is for all people: total beginners, shy people, those with trauma around their voices, and experienced singers. Everyone will transform!

Free Your Voice while Drumming with Phoenix Song

Learn to drum and sing at the same time! This playful workshop is a total brain workout and incorporates world rhythms and songs for djembe, doumbek, and cajon; body percussion; improvisation; and jamming. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish in this class! All levels welcome including absolute beginners.

Amaze yourself and free your inner singer and drummer at the same time! This workshop will teach you how to play the fundamental drum strokes–bass, tone, slap, pop, and touch. Learn West African polyrhythms and Middle Eastern trance rhythms and songs from around the world. You will gain a deeper understanding of rhythm and learn how to feel the groove and improvise in a rhythm. I will also teach healthy voice technique (breath support, releasing throat tension, using your mask for projection, and a flexible larynx) and basic body percussion. We’ll get expressive on our drums (djembe, doumbek and cajon recommended), rock out, and sing! Drum therapy!

This workshop is for all people: total beginners, those with trauma around their voices, the rhythmically challenged, and experienced singers and drummers. Everyone will grow!

Free Your Voice and Body Stories Training Sept 2023-May 2024: SOLD OUT

I am so excited to announce the launch of my 9-month training program to help you rebirth and transform. It will center QTBIPOC, BIPOC, and white queer & trans folks.

This training will be a combination of my courses Free Your Voice, Sing Your Story, and Chakra Tuning and help you sing from a fully embodied place. Our bodies hold both our trauma and our wisdom. By going deep into them, we can hold and heal our experiences and rewrite new narratives. What new truths want to be spoken, sounded and sung into the world? What do you want to birth in 9 months? What will you metamorphose into?

Do you want to

  • Sing from your whole body, not just your throat?
  • Uncover stories of different body parts/chakras and rewrite your narratives?
  • Discover and give voice to various characters living inside you?
  • Be aware and intentional about where in your body you are sounding and singing from?
  • Create improvisational music from different energy centers/chakras in your body (ie, connect to your heart and love or to your solar plexus/belly and power)
  • Give and receive sound healings for different body parts
  • Play, play, play!

I will share creative tools (voice work, movement, drawing, writing, theater, and improvisational singing and performance) that have helped me on my own healing journey. Some influences are:

  • Fitzmaurice Voicework to destructure and restructure the body
  • Sharing Your Life Story from Page to Stage with Ann Randolph
  • Drama therapy and Autobiographical Therapeutic Performance with Armand Volkas
  • Tamalpa Institute–Body Part Mythology
  • Vocal Improvisation with Rhiannon
  • Circle singing with Bobby McFerrin
  • Mindfulness and loving kindness practices for the body

This training is recommended if you have already taken a 10-week class with me and want to go deeper or if you have some experience with voice work, expressive arts, somatic practices, and improvisational performance. You will benefit from this course if one or some of the following apply:

  • You want deep healing through embodiment
  • You love to play and improvise in community
  • You crave connection with others
  • You are a singer or performer and want to come from an authentic, internal foundation
  • You are a facilitator, healer, therapist, or change agent and want to fill your own well and come away with more tools for your own clients

Classes will be held at Green Yogi Telegraph, 2807 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley on the 1st and 4th Wed of the month from 6-9pm and the 2nd/3rd Sunday of the month from 11am to 6pm.

We will start from the root (perineum, legs, feet) and go up the body and energy centers to arrive at the crown/top of the head. Each month we will focus on a different body part/chakra and its stories and learn how to sing from that part of our body and give voice to its songs.

September: Introduction to the Body/Ancestral Supports (spine) Wed Sept 6; Sunday Sept 17; Wed Sept 27

October: Grounding/Roots (Legs/Feet/Perineum: 1st chakra) Wed Oct 4; Sun Oct 15; Wed Oct 25

November: Creativity/Sexuality (Pelvis: 2nd chakra) Wed Nov 1; Sun Nov 12; Wed Nov 29

December: Power/Intuition (Solar Plexus, Belly: 3rd chakra) Wed Dec 6; Sun Dec 10; Wed Dec 20

January: Love/Protection (Heart/Chest: 4th chakra) Wed Jan 10; Sun Jan 21; Wed Jan 31

Feb: Connection (Arms/Hands: Extension from the heart) Wed Feb 7; Sun Feb 18; Wed Feb 28

March: Communication/Truth (Throat/Neck: 5th chakra) Wed Mar 6; Sun Mar 17; Wed Mar 27

April: Visioning (Head/Face/3rd Eye: 6th and 7th chakra) Wed April 3; Sun April 14; Wed April 24

May: Integration Wed May 1; Sun May 12; Wed May 22

The cost is $3240 for 108 hours over 9 months ($360/month). Payment plans are available. Sliding scale and scholarships available for folks in financial need. To apply for the program, please fill out this application. Admissions are on a rolling basis. THE COURSE IS FULL, but please contact me to be on the waitlist and to apply for next year!

Phoenix Song's Free Your Voice class was absolutely astounding. They are incredibly skilled at quietly creating a safe space and gently encouraging people to explore and find their truth, then openly express it. Whether you are a professional singer or have never sung a note in your life you will benefit from this workshop. Sign up NOW!!! You won't regret it.

Colleen B.
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Phoenix's class is one of my favorite things I've done for myself as an adult. I learned how to be more honest, creative and vulnerable. But mostly it was just *so* much fun. If you're interested in music, expression, presenting or developing a new skill or community, you're going to love it.

Hanna J.

Free Your Voice while Drumming was outstanding. Phoenix Song is a superb teacher. We became tight after just a few classes together, and we found ourselves doing things we didn't think possible (and we're not all musicians or singers). It's really a magical experience that has liberated new possibilities in my music and my being.

Lisa F.

FREE YOUR VOICE & DRUM COURSES

2011
September 2011
Free Your Voice Initiation
In 2011, I decided to start the program to share tools such as sound meditations, chanting, singing, expressive arts, improv, and play that have helped me free my own voice. 14 people joined the inaugural group including beginners, shy people, shower singers, and performers
2014
February 2014
Harmony
After helping people free their voices for over 2 years, I developed the 2nd course in harmony to help people sing on pitch in a chorus of freedom and protest songs taught in the oral tradition. We also incorporate play, improv, expressive arts, drama, and more.
2015
January, 2015
Free Your Voice while Drumming
Do you want to experience a total brain workout and full body bliss? Learning to drum and sing at the same time feels sooo good. Middle Eastern trance rhythms and West African polyrhythms with world songs, improv, jamming, and expressive arts. Drum therapy! This class can be taken repeatedly because songs and rhythms change each class. You could take all 4 courses in a year for a deep dive.
2016
January 2016
Chakra Sound Journey--Tuning your Body Instrument
People wanted more courses, so every year I started to create a new one. In 2016, I launched a course that helped people explore each chakra with song, expressive arts, movement with sounding, improv, and play as we tune our body instruments together.
2020
Jan 2020
Sing Your Story
This course will help you sing, sound and speak your story in improv exercises that utilize embodied storytelling, theater, singing, circle singing, and more. We will learn songs in harmony as well. Reclaim your life narrative in a creative, supportive, empowering environment and sing your story!
Photos by Alison Christiana, Stani Photography, Gaby Esensten, Graham Holoch, Rucha Chitnis, Jamil Hellu, Awake Storytelling, Caitlin Hannan, Kai Lai

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