Singing Journey Meditation

Masterfully created and brilliantly performed. The flow of energy was indeed a deep, exotic, and inspiring journey. Roy's vocal creations include ethnic sounding languages channeled from his own imagination, and live looping of organic and world music inspired sounds. Not to be missed.” - James Marienthal

In-Person & Online Journeys

RELAX, RELEASE AND CONNECT

In these journeys, we'll use the voice as a tool for relaxation, healing, and deep connection with our creative, intuitive mind. You'll be guided through practices like toning, non-religious chanting, and improvisational soul singing over an improvised sound bed.

Everything is improvised, so every Journey is different

IN-PERSON Singing Journey:

Roy brings this popular online offering to life, live-looping his voice to create a moving soundscape that transforms from start to finish. Follow the journey with your voice and body. Sing, hum, chant, move, dance, or simply relax, breathe, listen. 

Bring water and a yoga mat or blanket if you wish. 

Fully vaccinated participants only please. Contact tracing form required. (Click here to complete the form in advance) 

What: Singing Journey Meditation - IN PERSON
When: Monday, August 30th
Time: 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.
Where: Creekside Plaza at the Boulder Public Library
Address: 1001 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder, CO 80302
Price: $15 advance purchase, ($20 on the day). 

CLICK HERE TO PRE-PAY

Where exactly? Creekside Plaza at the Boulder Main Library is outdoors, in the shade, under the library, on the south side of the Boulder Creek. The closest parking is in library's Arapahoe lot. Follow the sidewalk west from the Pedestrian bridge crossing the creek.

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Singing Meditation Journey ONLINE:

Though participants are muted, you're encouraged to use your voice along with the guide. Because you're singing from the privacy of your own home, you can use your voice without fear of judgement. This is a powerful way to release stress, reduce anxiety and achieve a more peaceful state of being. Even if you choose not to sing, just listening along is a great way to relax. 

What: Singing Journey Meditation
When: Next session TBA
Where: Your own home, via Zoom
Price: Suggested donation $10 - $20 (no one turned away) 

Click here to donate via PayPal

Pre-registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Thank you so much for last night's musical experience. I got off the call feeling absolutely transported, relaxed....It was incredible medicine for my soul.” - Laurie E.

Circle Singing

Spontaneous Song!

In-Person and Online!

What it Circle Singing? Circle Singing is a community singing and sounding practice, spontaneous and evolving — like a drum circle for voices.

Based on practices developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators, Circle Singing is a supportive, judgment-free space to play with your voice. Leaders create songs in the moment — patterns, percussive sounds, rhythms, harmonies, melodies, recognizable words, or invented language — and teach the parts orally to the rest of the group. The parts layer together into completely original compositions, each song a unique creation, never sung before, never to be sung again.

It's a very organic, playful, community singing experience. All voices are welcome! 

Upcoming CIrcles: 

BOULDER
When: Monday, August 16th
Where: Creekside Plaza at the Boulder Public Library
Time: 7:00 — 8:30-ish
Price: $15 in advance, $20 on the day 
CLICK HERE to Pay in Advance

Note: Vaccinated Singers Only please. Contact tracing form required. Please complete here, or at the event. 

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DENVER
When: Sunday, August 29th
Where: Lakewood Heritage Center Amphitheater
Address: 801 S Yarrow St, Lakewood, CO 80226
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Time: 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. (note new time)
Price: FREE
CLICK HERE sign up via Meetup

Note: Vaccinated Singers Only Please

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ONLINE
When: Saturday, August 28th
Where: Via Zoom
Time: 11:00 a.m. — 12:30 MDT
Price: By Donation
CLICK HERE to register on Zoom
 

Singing for Everyone — Voice Circle Chorus

Voice Circle Chorus

Harmony, Fun & Community

At this weekly singalong we learn and sing simple, beautiful songs from around the world. All songs are taught orally, call and response style, with no sheet music. No experience necessary, and all voices are welcome!

Next six-week session TBA

Improv Unmuted - Online Vocal Improv Workshop

This workshop will explore simple, powerful, musical practices to open the voice and re-program the brain. We'll use vocal improvisation to help us learn to let go of self-judgment, open our intuitive mind, and allow our creative, playful selves to emerge.

NEXT WORKSHOP TBA

 

Workshops and Classes

Vocal Meditation Practices

two-part workshop via Swallow Hill Music

Our most powerful tool for wellbeing is one we carry with us all the time — our own voice.

During this two-part workshop series, we'll use our voices to release stress, reduce anxiety, promote mental well-being, and enhance creative intuition.

We'll learn and practice toning, non-religious chanting, mantra, vocal meditation, and improvisational singing for tension release. We'll explore self-soothing and self-healing techniques using sound and vibration.

Because this is an online workshop, students will be able to explore these vocal practices from the privacy of their own home. No singing or meditation experience is necessary. All voices are welcome.

Two part series (Participants must register for both)

When: July 22 & 29
Time: 6:00 - 7:30 MDT
Where: Online on Zoom
REGISTER: Via Swallow Hill Music

(Please register at least 48 hours in advance)
 

Singing & Dancing Your Authentic Self

Improvisational Voice and Movement Workshop 
with Amy Biondo and Roy Willey

NEXT WORKSHOP DATE TBA

Learn the practice of Contemplative Voice and Movement, an improvisational singing and moving meditation, and discover and celebrate your own authentic voice and movement as you practice over a “sound bed” of layered vocals created in the moment by Roy and Amy. The practice of sustained, improvisational singing and moving not only calms the nervous system, it grounds us in the present moment and connects us to our creative, intuitive selves. 

In this workshop, you'll explore all of these practices from the comfort and privacy of your own home. All voices welcome, no prior experience necessary. 

Loopers & Looping

Boss RC-505 Loop Station

Basic & Advanced Workshops

The Boss RC-505 is the industry standard loop station for Vocalists and Beatboxers. Two online workshops will help you get up to speed or dive deep into Live Looping technique. 

 

Loopy HD App

workshop & classes

This powerful App for iPhone and iPad is a great way to practice improvisation, build your looping skills, and even perform or lead songs live. Check out these two offerings to Loopy: