One of my passions is building community and empowering people through playing music together.
I’m an educator at DidgeProject, where I teach one-on-one didgeridoo lessons on Zoom. Our music program is designed to help people heal from obstructive sleep apnea. The curriculum is tailored to meet the individual needs of each student. Through the tools of online learning, we are able to connect to people around the world, while participants can join us from the comfort of their own home.
The didgeridoo is an Aboriginal instrument from Australia. Traditionally, didgeridoos are made from termite hollowed eucalyptus trees. Modern instruments are often made of local materials such as yucca, agave, other hardwoods, carbon fiber, or hemp.
Learning to play the didgeridoo can be a deeply meditative experience. It can open our perception to the musical vibrations of the earth, improve our relationship with breathing, reduce anxiety, help cope with PTSD, or simply be a fun musical adventure. It has also helped many people heal from obstructive sleep apnea.