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"I know I have come out of it a better and more confident singer and that Onome has opened a door for me into a world of possibilities. I hope to pursue this vocal discipline some more with her in the future." Sid W.

"Her teaching style is genuinely encouraging and welcoming. She provided a great balance of expert guidance with room for 'in the moment' exploration. I found myself comfortably taking risks and sounding in a group of improvisers that included both experienced and novice musicians and performers. I highly recommend her class!" Susan K.

"Thank you for creating this amazing space, I always leave feeling refocused and rejuvenated." Joanna S.

"Your course IS changing my Life and pushing me strongly into a direction that connects into my interests in language, music, relational rhythm and relational Harmony and cadences and theatre, 'random' and 'found' concepts and how we communicate as a culture." S. Lee

"My vocal training with Onome was a revelation. Her passion and love for what she does are heartwarming. Giving presentations for my job are no longer a source of worry or anxiety, I literally and figuratively enjoy speaking up now. And when she let me sing those high notes, I felt them all over my body. They brought back memories of how I used to sing all the time as a kid and teenager and how happy that made me. Unfortunately, adulthood shut me up, but thanks to Onome, I'm singing again. And I enjoy it so much." Anneke G.

"Spectacular, perhaps life-changing....It's not just one of the most enjoyable singing experiences I've had, it's one of the most enjoyable experiences, period. It was an instant dose of joy, warmth, creativity, welcoming, and diversity. I can't wait to do it again." E.C.



Vocal improvisation provides an opportunity to experience unconventional beauty in unexpected places, and to explore the internal landscape of the soul through sound. These specific offerings have evolved over twenty years as a teaching artist leading groups and individuals to use their creative expression as a tool for self-discovery and consciousness expansion. If you would like to bring such an experience to your concert halls, conferences, galleries, museums, schools, retreats, cultural centers, shelters, prisons, parks, churches, and other venues, send an email to lushtongue@gmail.com. You can also customize an experience to suit your community's unique needs: duration, time frame, class size, theme, and so on.

What are you invoking into existence? Voke is an immersive, experiential workshop series in which the power of your spoken, sung, written, and embodied voice is invoked to manifest your deepest desires, heighten consciousness, gain intuitive clarity, and optimize well-being. This workshop is designed for people who are interested in the power of the voice as a tool to heal, empower, and catalyze positive changes in people's lives: music therapists, public speakers, somatic practitioners, energy workers, artists of all mediums who are looking to expand their creativity. All music skill levels welcome.
Duration: Seven weeks, two hour sessions
Maximum class size: 10 participants

FUNdamentals of Vocal Improv
Discover and revel in the uniqueness of your voice! This workshop will teach you the building blocks of vocal improvisation. This is a safe and fun space to explore principles of spontaneous composition, such as form, dynamics and attunement. Each week, we will focus on specific elements of vocal improvisation to develop your awareness, skills, confidence and cohesion. All music skill levels welcome for Beginners series. Musical background required for Intermediate series.
Duration: Six weeks, 2 hour sessions
Maximum class size: 15 participants

Make Your Own Mantra (M.Y.O.M.)
Use your voice to tune into the power of your own wisdom! Your words spoken or sung in your own voice, using your own words, has a far more penetrative, impactful, transformative effect on your subconscious than only consuming other people's voices. In this intimate intensive, you will use your creativity to clarify, affirm, and amplify your deepest desires by crafting your original mantra through a series of individual and group writing and vocalization exercises, and taking your fellow mantra-makers higher with your support and witnessing. All music skill levels welcome.
Duration: One 4 hour intensive, or 6 weeks of 2 hour sessions
Maximum class size: 10 participants

Vocal Tapestry
In this facilitated immersive group vocal improvisation experience, you get to embark on a powerful journey in which you explore the furthest reaches of your sonic imagination.
Duration: 2 hour session
Maximum class size: open

Contact me for one on one vocal coaching if you have an upcoming audition, public speaking engagement, or simply want a more intimate, empowered relationship with your voice.
Duration: 90 minute session



Laboratorio di Improvvisazione Vocale Rome, Italy
Teatro Portoportese, October 8, 2019
In The Vocal Improvisation Lab you will develop tools for being fully present, aware, curious, and grounded in courage and joy through vocal improvisation! We will focus on specific elements of vocal improvisation to deepen awareness, skills, confidence and cohesion. Lead and support improvised songs, learn tools for how to maintain the flow of your creativity.
Register for Laboratorio di Improvvisazione Vocale

Open Sing, New York, NY
Arts on Site, November 10, 2019
Come and sing with members of Moving Star Vocal Ensemble! In this monthly workshop on second Sundays, we’ll explore a variety of collective vocal practices, including the spontaneously composed choral form known as “circle-singing,” to help us find the music between us. Open to singers of all backgrounds and experience levels! Jascha and Onome will be co-facilitating this session.
Details coming soon!


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