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Mindi Turin

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Mindi Turin is a licensed psychologist, an interfaith minister, and a musician. She has 30 plus years of training and experience in facilitating the personal and spiritual growth of individuals one-on-one, in groups, in couples, and in families. For the past 10 years, Mindi has been delving deeply into music, and has found it to be a joyous …

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Lynn Saltiel

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Lynn Saltiel is a classically trained flautist and licensed clinical social worker who has returned to the joy of her music making in recent years. She was introduced to the Native American flute several years earlier which led her on the path to find Music For People.   Since then, she has also rediscovered playing the …

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Lesley Tao Mowat

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Lesley Tao Mowat is the founder of DrumFlower, a company dedicated to Empowering You One Beat at a Time while Nurturing Your Sacred Journey of Wholeness and Healing. A Spiritual Creativewith over 40 years in music and visual art, she has been a shamanic healer and teacher since 1998. She was co-founder, songwriter and creative director of …

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Jane Buttars

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Jane Buttars is a versatile musician and innovative educator who has performed professionally as pianist, harpsichordist, vocalist, and dancer for many years. She has given solo recitals, chamber music programs and lectures across the country, and has released a CD of original live solo piano improvisations, Keys to the Inside.  She also directs Music From the …

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Deborah Mia Shelton

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

In Deborah’s Classes, participants bring forth their authentic voice and experience the joy of spontaneous expression and a creative community, integrating vocal improvisation with movement and gestures, body rhythm and hand percussion, drawing, poetry and storytelling. Deborah sings with jazz and experimental a cappela ensembles. She is a student of contemporary improvisation at the New …

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Ben Smith

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Benjamin W. Smith is a pianist and improvisor and earned a Bachelors in Music Theory from the Manhattan School of Music. Ben has private music students in music theory and improvisation and has taught music theory and music appreciation at colleges and private high schools. Ben is passionate about personal empowerment through discovery, creativity, and …

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Ange Chianese

In Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Ange has been singing and been sung to since the cradle in the early 1940’s. While his talented parents were out earning a living, he stayed at home with his very musical Italian grandparents, Assunta and Angelo who were always humming or singing a tune while they worked, keeping house and running an Italian bread bakery. By …

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Amala Viola

In Florida, Graduates, New Jersey by jan_mfp

Carolyn “Amala” Viola’s musical journey has been richly vast and varied. She is a Music for People graduate of both the Music Leadership and Musicianship programs. She joyfully proclaims, “Finding Music for People, where spirit, breath, body, and intention, are core to the practice, was like coming home!” Since 2007, when performing, recording, coaching, or …