Why Study Voice & Music With Danny?
I Offer A Unique, Transformational Approach
Combining Traditional Teaching Methods With
Personal Integration Coaching
(Why the Torus below? Because for me it symbolizes the potential integration and wholeness of the free-flowing energy of life itself)
Is there a secret key that some folks use to become “good” singers and musicians?
I believe there is and I can help you find it and use it to satisfactorily express yourself in music
What is that key? The answer is so simple almost everybody misses it, it is:
Your LOVE of music.
If you can intelligently immerse yourself in your LOVE of music that love will grow into your SKILL in music.
The problem for most of us is that we leave our love of music behind and descend into frustration and doubt.
I can help you focus mindfully on the natural delight you have while listening to music, and help you maintain that delight as I teach you the practical tools to improve your skill in singing and playing.
Why is this love and joy a key to excellence, not just in music but in every endeavor?
Educational science tells us that efficient learning is state dependent, meaning your mental disposition is the predominant factor in how effective your study and practice will be.
If your default mental state is frustration, impatience and doubt, your progress will be slow and painful.
On the other hand, if you can find your native state of easy-going well being, the path will be smooth and enjoyable, and here's the kicker--your subconscious mind will retain what you have learned in joy!
There is ABSOLUTELY no need for your musical quest to be frustrating and doubtful!
Again, my approach will help you find the joy you naturally possess while listening to music and translate that into the joy of learning to master it! The simple truth is:
If you can appreciate musical excellence
You possess the ability to excel in music!
William Paul Young, NY Times bestselling author of “The Shack.”
Music is an anti-virus, a door-opener!
A nimble shape-shifting angel!
She enters the wound and taking on the form of the hurt,
Moves the immovable by allowing resolution and grace
Melting the hard thoughts and frozen feelings
She opens the door wide enough for all shapes and sizes and whispers,
"Won’t you let me hold the door open long enough
For you to see it was never closed."
When I first started writing songs I often wondered why so many were addressed to the second person; “YOU”. Over the years the mystery slowly revealed itself to me. It all came home when, about 15 years ago I came across the following quote from Rumi;
What is the heart?
It is not human and it is not imaginary.
I call it you. Rumi
Ahh! Below is the title poem from my book of poetry, The Garments of Affection, soon to be released, which expresses our need to clothe the Divine in human terms.
I know in truth You are the Nameless One.
When I’m not looking and my eyes stop engraving reality
You allow a glimpse of Your Formlessness now and then.
And though, in that glimpse, You and I are One in timeless no-need,
In my day and my doings, and for the sake of the love you placed in my human heart
I clothe you in Mercy and call You my Beloved.
I carry You with me in these Garments of Affection
Knowing that tonight in the darkness
When No-one is looking
You’ll undress for me again
Under the formless Sky of Pure Surrender
From out of the silence I came into this world
And I implored that silence to join me in a song
And it did, in music so sweet I grew ears
In music so light-filled I grew eyes
In music so calling me I grew legs
In music so loving my heart burst into being
But the song had no lyric so I wrote one
I call that lyric “You”
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