Welcome.

I want to share something powerful with you.

Anyone can make music.  Yes, anyone.

There’s a saying from Zimbabwe.  

If you can walk, you can dance,

if you can talk, you can sing.

You know what?  It’s true.   

But today, most of us have lost touch with this truth, and in doing so, we’ve lost something of great value.  

You see, songs, singing, making music in community…  These things nourish the soul.  But it is more than this.  Making music together connects us to the human continuum.  The songs are our inheritance.  When we sing them, we let in a great, life giving power— the universal power of music.  My class offerings are designed to help you connect to this power– to draw out your own inner musician, so that you can experience the joy of music making in community.    

This work is my calling, and I’ve dedicated my life to developing the expertise to do it.  I draw on thirty-nine years of experience as a singer, twenty years as a songwriter, twelve years as a student of the world’s spiritual traditions, eight years as a Waldorf-trained educator, and an exciting one year as a student of energy medicine.  One thing you should know about me is that I’m always learning.  I love integrating the new with the known, which keeps my work fresh and vital.

My Offerings

 

For Young Children with Caregivers

Parents, imagine a music class that’s as much for you as it is for your child.  We sing delightful, Waldorf inspired songs that your child will ask for again and again.  But we also sing some songs for grown-ups too. Seasonal songs, poems, and chants, play-along instruments, and Waldorf-inspired puppetry make this an experience the whole family will enjoy.   If this speaks to you, check out Meadowlark Music Class.   Want to hear what it sounds like?  Download this season’s recordings for free.  🙂

 

Waldorf Inspired Outdoor Education

For parents who are interested in exploring Waldorf education with your child, I offer outdoor Waldorf inspired classes through Golden Bridges School.  You’ve heard about Waldorf, maybe seen some pictures.  Beautiful wooden toys…  Nurturing children’s connection to nature…  All that sounds wonderful.   But maybe you’re not sure about all of it.  Can an approach that has its roots in such a long-ago time and place adequately speak to today’s challenges?  You’re looking for a place to learn more and ask some honest questions.  If the above speaks to you, then Apple Star is for you.

 

For Women of All Ages

Imagine gathering regularly with a sisterhood of women to sing, celebrate, and mark life’s moments together, while exploring singing as a spiritual practice.  If this interests you, check out Mothersong Chorus, my intergenerational women’s singing circle.

So come on down with me…

There’s a group of us gathering nearly every day of the week to visit a place I call the Deep River of Song.  You’ll sing, listen, move, play, and leave uplifted.  Because when we lift our voices in this way, we lift each other up too.

Blessings,

 

Noe Venable