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  • Jun

    06

    Public Holiday & Whitsun Vacation

    Public holiday: Monday, 06.06.2022 (for all students)

     

     

    For students on the membership plan "BASIC", there are no regular lessons during the Berlin school holidays.

    Last day of class: Sat, June 4, 2022

    Last day of vacation: Tue, June 7, 2022

    First day of class: Wed, June 8, 2022

     


    Jun

    01

    [Teacher Highlight] Stefano Matteucci joined the School Of Voice


    Stefano Matteucci

     

    At the School Of Voice, Stefano is teaching Voice, Cello, Violin, Piano, Songwriting, Composition & Music Theory

     

    Stefano is a professional cellist, violinist, singer-songwriter, composer, and producer. He studied cello, violin, voice, and piano at Santa Cecilia’s conservatory in Rome, and graduated in 2003. After doing orchestral work for a few years, he started writing his original music. In London, he built his own recording studio, started his label D-EDGE, and wrote, produced, and released 5 albums.

    Stefano is a seasoned stage performance pro. He performed in The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, and 02 Academy, and for artists like One Direction, Il Divo, Goran Kay, Urban Soul Orchestra, Amalia Grè, and many others. He coached the band Blue ... [ continue reading ...]

     


    May

    30

    [Voice Rising Radio Show] John Stuart Reid – Music Medicine and Our Voice

    Acoustic scientist John Stuart Reid has revealed that music and key sound frequencies have the profound power to support our bodies to heal naturally at deep levels. This is a game-changer in the future of medicine as we know it today. It also shifts the way that we nurture and honors our voice. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and John Stuart Reid in a heartfelt conversation on the transformational power of sound and our voice. John is on a mission to educate, inspire, and excite the world in the field of visible sound. Discover more about cymatics and why it is vital to see the vibrations in our environment and understand how they affect our vitality. Did you know that music and vibrations gently massage the body’s cells and have a magical capacity to heal traumas held in the body? Explore together the health benefits of toning and singing, and marvel at the role music plays in everything from oxygen binding to its importance in cellular longevity. Fall in love with VOICE. Unlocking the entire vibrational spectrum of frequencies within your voice is key to vibrant health and a living world in harmony and beauty. Together we are creating a sound world.

    LISTEN IN

     

     


    May

    26

    [Public Holiday] Ascension Day

    Public holiday: Thu 26.05.2022 (for all students)

    For students on the membership plan "BASIC", there are no regular classes and lessons during the Berlin school holidays.

    Last day of class: Wed 25.05.2022

    Last day of vacation: Sun 29.05.2022

    First day of class: Mon 30.05.2022

     


    May

    23

    [Enjoy our latest eZine] The Beauty Of Soaking In A Language Bath

    We feel it in our heartbeat, our footsteps, and our breath. We are rhythmic and cyclical beings. We have our own inner "drum" going on all the time. Well, at least I do. There is a pulse even when I am sitting for my daily meditation or deep-diving into my morning songwriting sessions with Mr. Steinway. On some days, my heart is moving quicker than usual, and on other days, there is a slowness, a "hey, take it easy, it's a rainy fall day. There's no need to rush, only a need for deep hush" as you tune in [ continue reading ... ]

     


    Jun

    21

    WORLD MUSIC DAY - Fête de la Musique
     
    World Music Day is celebrated on June 21 every year to honor the musicians and singers for the gift of music. Originally called Fête de la Musique, citizens and residents are urged to play music outside in their neighborhoods or in public spaces and parks.

    The School of Voice is happy to be part of this much-loved event in Zehlendorf Mitte.

    Details are coming soon, but for now, hold the date and let your teacher know if you will be singing and what song you wish to perform. Exciting!
     
     

    May

    07

    FREE SUMMIT - The Financially Free Artist

     

    • Do you struggle to create financial abundance amidst your creativity and art?
    • Are you stuck or frustrated when your bank account reflects your creativity?
    • Has your art lost its joy because of the financial stress?
    • Want some creative solutions and coaching from 8+ expert financial experts, musicians, artists, entrepreneurs, and more to get unstuck?

     

    Then I have a gift for you!

    The Financially Free Artist:
    Create art, fuel your dreams, and live abundantly!
    It is a free live ONLINE EVENT starting May 7th at 6 pm CET.


    You will not only hear my interview but many more.
    There has never been a better time to focus on your creativity than now!

    Click this link:
    REGISTER FOR FREE

     


    May

    06

    [Enjoy our latest eZine] Jump Start Your Day With Singing

    Many people have asked me, when is the best time to sing? My answer is always the same. Anytime. 

    I'm not sure why so many people believe that their voice doesn't work well in the morning hours. Me, I love having a morning singing practice. Tuning into my voice when I am fresh and rested connects me deeply with my intuition. How is it for you?

    You'll find this and many more topics in our latest eZine. [Continue exploring our latest eZine]

     


    Apr

    26

    [Enjoy our latest eZine] Soulful Fearless Songwriting

     

    How do we go from singing our favorite songs to writing our own songs?

    Our youngest songwriter is 9 years old and our oldest is 76! As singers and poets, you do not need to play an instrument to start. You just have to begin. If you are shy, you can hum it, rap it, play the kazoo, or ask a singer in the next room to join you. [Continue reading ...]

     


    Apr

    11

    [Enjoy our latest eZine]

     

    As we emerge from a long dark winter, may Spring be a time of renewal and awakening. Take every opportunity to turn your thoughts towards peace. And be inspired by other community members making the world a better place. Together we are strong. Enjoy exploring these topics and many more in our latest eZine. [Continue reading ...]

     


    Apr

    09

    Start of EASTER VACATIONS

     

    For students on the membership plan "BASIC", there are no regular classes and lessons on Berlin school holidays.

    Last day of class: Fri 08.04.2022

    Last day of vacations: Sat 23.04.2022

    First day of class: Mon 25.04.2022


    Apr

    01

    LONG AWAITED - SMILES, HUGS, AND KISSES

    Kara Johnstad - founder of the School Of Voice

    YES, I promise, this is not an April Fool joke! We celebrate the end of all COVID restrictions.

    Despite all the long-missed smiles, hugs, and kisses, you may want to be sensible. You can easily avoid a 10-day quarantine by continuing to keep your distance and wearing a mask when in confined spaces. The new SARS-CoV-2 ordinance took effect on Friday, April 1, 2022. 

     


    Mar

    07

    Attention: No school next Monday and Tuesday

    because of the International Women's Day holiday plus a bridge day  (07 + 08 March)

     

     

    Last Day of Class:   Sat., March 5, 2022

    First Day of Class:  Wed., March 9, 2022

     


    Jan

    24

    [VOICE RISING Radio Show] Dechen Shak-Dagsay - Liberate Joy, Experience EMAHO


    Once we are in harmony with ourselves, we radiate positive energy that attracts favorable circumstances. After twenty years of performing at major venues worldwide and eleven albums, including a platinum record and 'Best Spiritual Album' award, Tibetan mantra singer Dechen is releasing her newest double album, emaho - the Story of Arya Tara.

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Dechen Shak Dagsay in a heartfelt conversation on the healing power of ancient Tibetan mantras. Explore the path of voice, rap, poetry, and prayer together as we make friends with the most exalted, enchanting Buddhist Goddess, Arya Tara. How can we learn from Tara and liberate our divine fierce feminine wisdom for the good of humanity? Is it possible to stay calm amidst the storms that life throws at us? As we traverse our inner landscapes, can we remain joyful despite the suffering we endure? Tara encourages us to uncover our inner beauty, strength, and confidence, and in the current unpredictable and challenging time, with Dechen's voice shining like a Jewel, we bow in gratitude.

    Live on OMTimes Radio
    VOICE RISING with Kara Johnstad and Dechen Shak-Dagsay
    live on OMTimes Radio
    January 24, 2022, at 11 am PT | 2 pm ET | 7 pm GMT | 8 pm CET

    Show Link. https://omtimes.com/iom/shows/voice-rising/
    Connect with Kara at http://www.karajohnstad.com
    Visit Dechen at https://www.dechen-shak.com

     


    Dec

    24

    A very special Holiday greeting

    Click this link to watch the video. 

    All of us at School Of Voice thank you for your trust and support this year. Warmest Thoughts and Best Wishes for a Wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year.

     

    Stay Gold
    Kara Johnstad

    Founder of the School Of Voice

     

    P.S. Enjoy this amazing song "Christmas Lights" and the wonderful music video written, produced, and performed by our incredible vocal coach Nathalie Raedler ("Talina Rae").

      


    Dec

    23

    Start of Christmas Holidays

    For students on the membership plan "BASIC", there are no regular classes and lessons on Berlin school holidays.

    Start:  Thu 23.12.2021

    End:  Su 02.01.2022

    Last Day of Class:   Wed 22.12.2021

    First Day of Class:  Mo 03.01.2022


    Dec

    12

    Online Workshop - MANTRA IN MOTION

    A Monthly Online Chanting Workshop with Kevin Kortan
    A Journey from Movement to Stillness

     

    Sunday, Dec 12, 2021

    08:30 am to 10:00 am PT, USA, (Los Angeles, San Francisco)10:30 am to 12:00 pm Central USA, (Minneapolis)11:30 am to 01:30 pm ET, USA (New York), 17:30 to 19:00 CEST, Germany (Berlin) 


    Synthesizing simple sounds and motion create a powerful moving meditation.  Expand your practice and experience a vinyasa of vibration and motion.  A mantra is a sound, word, or phrase, and means “that which protects the mind”.  It gives the mind a positive focus.  Each mantra has certain sonic qualities that embody meaning as well as feeling.  Every month there will be a theme such as chants for peace, health, light, the heart, the chakra-s. All are welcome, no previous voice experience is necessary.  Click this link for more information and registration

     


    Nov

    27

    Update on the Corona Ordinance Berlin

    - 2G applies as of Nov 27, 2021 -

     

    Dear Students, Parents, and Friends of the School Of Voice,

    Today, the Eleventh Ordinance Amending the Third SARS-CoV-2 Infection Control Measures Ordinance was published. For music schools, 2G applies. For employees and pupils up to 18 years, 3G applies. For the latter, school testing continues to apply. You can download the amendments here.

    Please present your DIGITAL proof of vaccination, recovery, or student ID/BVG card to your teacher before your class begins.

    Best regards
    Kara Johnstad

     


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