David Eby is an engaging, warm-hearted, and inspiring musician and educator. His work with the Sonoma State Symphony Orchestra on how to use meditation to achieve peak experiences in rehearsal and performance was effective, eye-opening, and fascinating. In a relatively brief time span he was able to connect deeply with the students and help them achieve a higher level of listening and attention than they normally experience. I look forward to having him back soon. — Dr. Alexander Kahn, Director of Orchestral Studies, Sonoma State University
Meditation for Musicians
I offer music schools a stress-reduction workshop that introduces tools to enhance the perception of inspiration through dynamic stillness and heightened awareness.
In this introductory session we will:
1. Use specific breathing methods to calm the mind and open the heart for improved concentration and musical connection.
2. Explore Practice Room Meditations to enhance focus and engage interest.
3. Apply meditation to enhance inner experience with a participant ensemble reading of Bach Brandenburg No. 3.
4. Introduce simple methods for incorporating meditation into daily lesson plans for increased wellbeing, personal/ensemble connection, and joy.
Twenty years ago I began a practice of meditation to mitigate tremendous inner and outer performance tension. I found not only tremendous release, but also a source of wellbeing, connection and inspiration that I had never imagined possible. To corroborate my findings, I have presented this workshop at many colleges, high schools and musical ensembles on the West Coast. The many student and teacher responses from the college and high school institutions that I’ve visited over the past 3 years have indicated a greater sense of connection, reduction in pre-performance anxiety, a higher level of listening and attention, and a greater sense of joy in performance.
It is my greatest wish to continue open doors and reconnect musicians with the deep joy that these methods have shown to bring.
Beyond the Notes: Secrets of an Inspired Musician
In this concert/lecture, the audience and performer join forces to explore the connection between performer and composer, audience and performer, and ultimately, the circuit of energy that can be tangibly felt in a supportive inspired audience. David weaves inspired music with quantum physics, resonance, and awareness-based meditation to demonstrate the power of the inner experience.
Additional workshops available
Ensemble coachings and master classes with direct application of techniques from Practice Room Meditations. Designed to produce realtime results to improve focus, expand awareness for greater ensemble performance, and amplify their inner experience of inspiration for greater connection with the audience.
Read what other professional musicians, teachers and students are saying about this program.
Contact David for availability.