HARMONIUM, MUSIC & VOICE LESSONS

When you study harmonium and music with Seth, you are studying more than just an instrument: you are learning to tune into all of the aspects of yourself to allow music and spirit to come through you. This holistic approach, drawn from Seth's extensive training as a yoga and meditation instructor, is integrated with his background as a classically trained musician. With his experience he is able to offer a unique service to those wanting to learn to play, sing, and express themselves musically. Through a balance of practical playing techniques and mindfulness practices, you will not only come away with the ability to play and sing more with more skill and ease, but you will also gain insight into more awareness and insight into your body, breath, mind, and spirit.

Study with Seth in-person in New York City, New Jersey, The Hudson Valley, or Online via Zoom or Skype.

I am so grateful to have met Seth!! He is an amazing teacher full of knowledge, patience, and warmth. His teaching comes not only from the head but also from the heart. I feel as though I got exactly what I wanted from my experience - not only did I gain practical and technical knowledge of the harmonium, but I also walked away with a fuller cup.
— Jooin, yoga teacher

Private Lessons: Harmonium

Whether you are looking to become more familiar with the harmonium, learn chants by your favorite kirtan artists for home practice, or share kirtan with your yoga classes, Seth will help you find your own way through this accessible and joyful practice. You will learn about the technical aspects of playing and practicing the harmonium, based on Seth’s many years of training as a classical musician and experience teaching in New York City and beyond. You will also learn how to better use your body, breath, and posture for playing and singing. Seth offers to teach you a diverse collection of familiar chant melodies and also will take the time to learn new chants brought to him by request. He will also provide you with notation for the chants using an easy-to-learn notation system that he developed so you can practice at home.

Study with Seth in-person in New York City, New Jersey, The Hudson Valley, or Online via Zoom or Skype.

I learned far more than just harmonium working with Seth, as he would link and interweave yogic concepts and awareness of my breath. The lessons created a space for me to express myself and gave me the confidence to lead kirtan at the beginning of my yoga classes.
— Beth, yoga teacher

 

Private Lessons: Mind-Body Music & Voice

Mind Body Music and Voice lessons add a more in-depth exploration into the mind / body connection while playing an instrument and using your voice. Lessons include not only harmonium playing (or piano/guitar) but also incorporate more vocal exercises, singing techniques, and Eastern and Western holistic practices for bringing more awareness to how you use your body and voice in playing and singing. These lessons are intended to integrate the various aspects involved in playing and singing simultaneously and bring a greater amount of freedom of expression through music.

Study with Seth in-person in New York City, New Jersey, The Hudson Valley, or Online via Zoom or Skype.

Seth has been an extraordinary teacher for me. He knows exactly what I need, both musically and psychologically. He supports me when I’m feeling vulnerable, yet sets goals which enable me to sing and play at a level that I didn’t think possible. Seth’s patience and equanimity are exactly what I need when I’m anxious about my ability to master a new challenge. Every lesson is a joy, even when I’m feeling unsure of myself.
— Sue, psychologist and yoga teacher

 

Private Lessons: Other Instruments & Study

Seth offers instruction on a variety of instruments and in other areas of musical study in New York City (NYC), the Hudson Valley, and via skype anywhere in the world. With his classical training and his experience as a yoga and meditation instructor, he is able to bring a holistic approach to the technical practice of these instruments and music studies. Seth will help you gain better awareness of your body and breath in relationship to playing, singing and creating so that you can approach playing with greater ease, freedom and joy. Additionally, Seth is able to incorporate music theory into lessons so students become more empowered to understand music for themselves and play with other musicians. Seth offers instruction in the following areas: 

 

Piano

Harmonium

Clarinet

Saxophone

Voice

Guitar

Music Theory

Composition & Songwriting

 
 

Study with Seth in-person in New York City, New Jersey, The Hudson Valley, or Online via Zoom or Skype.

 
Sessions with Seth are more than just music lessons but life lessons. There is the joy of learning a musical skill but then there is also the joy of learning to live a life full of meaning, growth, presence, connection and love.
— Jackie, Harmonium Student
 


HARMONIUM WORKSHOP: THE BASICS OF PLAYING AND CHANTING

An Introductory Harmonium and Chanting Workshop

This workshop is intended for those new to the harmonium, those who want to get a basic introduction to playing and chanting, and yoga teachers and students in teacher trainings who are interested in leading chanting in yoga classes or for kirtan. The workshop focuses on harmonium playing techniques, proper posture for playing and chanting, the fundamental elements of playing a keyboard instrument, basic music terminology, and playing while chanting. You will learn how to lead “om” chanting and one or more simple, melodic chants using basic music notation, which you can take with you for home practice. Workshops are offered primarily in New York City (NYC) and the Hudson Valley as well as other locations around the country.

Thank you Seth! I feel that session with you was completely a full experience, and yes it exceeded my expectations. Am excited to learn more, play and chant!” – Krissy
— Krissy, Harmonium Workshop Participant
 
 
 

 


HARMONIUM & VOICE WORKSHOP: YOU ARE THE INSTRUMENT

A Harmonium Workshop Incorporating Using Your Voice

This workshop combines a basic introduction to harmonium (as in the Harmonium Workshop) with vocal practices and exercises to bring more awareness, support, and freedom to how you use your voice for singing, speaking, and chanting mantra. You will discover connection between the harmonium and your own body, voice, and mind to allow for a deeper understanding of you as an instrument for both music, creative expression, and spirit. This workshop is beneficial for all types of students, especially yoga teacher trainees as it combines not only playing the harmonium but basic vocal production for both singing and speaking. Workshops are offered primarily in New York City (NYC) and the Hudson Valley as well as other locations around the country.


This was such a major milestone in my personal practice. Thank you Seth for your brilliant teaching.
— Deanna Green, Owner & Director of Shambala Yoga and Dance Center NYC