“I’ve been walkin’ such a long road in the rain. And I’ve been walkin’ such a long road in the sun. And I’ve been walkin’ down this long road alone. And all I want is for you to walk with me.”
Lyrics to “Down the Long Road,” by Jennifer Lobo, written in Spring 2017.
I’ve been singing this song a lot this summer, and I can’t get it out of my head. You see, I’ve come a long way.
Seeing a dream come to fruition is sincerely well worth the hard work getting there. I don’t have many regrets in life, if at all. Each chapter has evolved in its due course, and is there for a reason: to give education to each one of us along the road of life.
I always thought of myself as a late bloomer. And didn’t really have issue with that. I have enjoyed the ride of learning about life, taking things in as I go. I didn’t really know want I wanted to do when I was younger. I really only knew that I loved to sing. But I also knew that I was more than, “just a singer.”
I’ve spent the last 18 or so years of my life teaching voice and performing, as well as in arts administration in one from or another at the Philadelphia Orchestra, Manhattan School of Music, Fulton Theatre, and at Popovsky Performing Arts. And the last 5 years, I have been in the challenging climate and stimulating environment of Linden Hall, School for Girls in Lititz as the Choral Director/Music Program Coordinator.
Each week there, the students had the forum to give speeches of how they overcame certain hardships in life, and how they grew from them. They were quite inspirational to say the least. They honestly helped to inspire me to figure out what I really wanted to do with my life.
ResonateYou is the product of my life’s searching and then finding: to heal individuals using my personal gifts and training.
ResonateYou offers voice lessons and vibrational sound therapy. At first glance, the two seem unrelated, but close up, and they are relevant, because I am the common denominator.
I teach voice lessons to those who really want to figure out how their voice works in their body and for them to be able sing in the style that resonates with them: to sing what they love to sing. My favorite place to be is in the studio, working one-on-one with a student. I love to meet them where she or he is at in their own journey of personal discovery of their instrument.
Vibrational Sound Therapy came into my life after learning about sound healing. Sound Therapy and sound as healing has resonated with me personally because the sounds and vibrations are so immediately accessible. They literally work on your body through your nervous system (raising the parasympathetic part). Take away melody and words, and you’ve taken away a lot of triggers from the past. Your body simply relaxes and entrains to the rhythm of the vibrations going into your skin and muscle tissue. My goal of helping to heal others is answered through this therapy.
Our voices can help us heal ourselves. Using them and feeling confident about them enhances our overall well-being. This is not just based on countless quantitative research, but also first-hand, personal experiences (qualitative). It feels good to sing. Vibrational Sound Therapy also brings about overall healthier well-being through the ability for the body to relax and heal itself. This is a healthy alternative to a common choice in our society which is often to relax through alcohol or medication. It is also a complimentary modality to any other treatments: massage, talk therapy, chiropractic, and other modes of healing.
ResonateYou hopes to help you come into your best voice or healthier self through these two services that I am capable to give.
Get ready to receive.