‘Uncovering the Voice’ can be described as yoga for the voice. The wide range of singing exercises are innately therapeutic and bring balance to the whole person on multiple levels: physical, emotional, and social.
The process of singing is viewed holistically and encourages a natural opening and balancing of the voice. Singers are gently invited to move with joy and confidence in discovering their beautiful singing potential.
These singing exercises stand alone as a spiritual, meditative and healing practice in their own right. They expand our relationship to the world of tones and sounds and reconnect us to the universal sound stream.
All singers are welcome, from beginners to advanced musicians. Every person has the ability to reflect the essence of life through singing. Our work is to unveil, remove the hindrances and allow our voice, our soul's expression to be freed.
Private lessons are held in Davis or virtually and the fee is $50 per hour.
'Sunday Singing Circles' are periodically offered in Davis.
The group classes are usually a series of four hour sessions for $100.
Shayndel received her teacher certificate from Christiaan Boele, who studied with Jurgen Schriefer who learned directly from Valborg Werbeck-Svardstrom. Shayndel completed the Pedagogical Singing Training and the Foundational Singing Training.
Shayndel's teaching remains true to Mrs. Werbeck's exercises and is enriched by her understanding of the healing arts and prayer leadership. As a Waldorf teacher, she has woven the exercises into guided, imaginative journeys for children and adults and has served as a singing instructor and music consultant for teachers and parents.
The School of Uncovering the Voice was founded in 1924 by the Swedish singer, Mrs. Valborg Werbeck Svardstrom in collaboration with Rudolf Steiner.
Mrs. Werbeck wrote her experiences and spiritual understanding of the human voice in her book, “Uncovering the Voice, The Cleansing Power of Song.”