Personalized Consultation with Silvia Nakkach
Have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Silvia Nakkach, world-reknowned music therapist, musician, and founder of the Vox Mundi School of Sound & the Voice. Skype software will be used for this rare opportunity to work directly with Silvia to develop your practice.
1) Voice Development and Supervision.
2) Healing Vocal impediments.
3) Yoga of the Voice Practice
4) Singing Performance Wellness
Is an award-winning composer, multi-instrumentalist, voice-culturist, author. She has graduated and holds degrees from the National Conservatory of Buenos Aires, Argentina on piano and voice performance. She obtained Masters Degrees in Psychology and in Music Therapy from the National University of Buenos Aires, and in Music Composition from Mills College, Oakland, California. In Argentina, she also has earned credentials in Psychoanalytic Psychodrama and Gestalt Therapy. Since 1982 she has studied raga singing and North Indian classical music with Maestro Ali Akbar Khan, in San Rafael, California. She is a certify instructor of Tai Chi-QiGong.
Nakkach is a recognized authority on the healing power of music, sound and the voice. She is a pioneer in the use and the integration of sacred sound with contemporary practices of transformation of consciousness in music psychotherapy and in health care. An internationally accredited specialist in cross-cultural music healing training, she has been involved in research in the areas of singing and creative uses of the voice since 1974. She has contributed an extensive body of therapeutic sound and vocal techniques that have become landmarks in the field of sound healing and music therapy in South America, Europe and the USA. She has created a music repertoire widely used in Palliative Care, Hospices, and Healthcare Centers for substance abuse and during pregnancy and delivery. Nakkach significant body of work has been integrated in an innovative curriculum of vocal principles, theories, and applications available through the Vox Mundi Project programs, archives and publications.
She travels extensively throughout the world facilitating seminars, training, lectures, offering concerts, and leading study groups in India, Spain, Hawaii, Argentina, and in Bahia, Brazil. Her interest in indigenous music cosmology and spirituality has led her to work with many traditional healers and master teachers of Indian and South American shamanic traditions.
She is the founding director of Vox Mundi Project an organization devoted to research, education, preservation, and performance of sacred vocal arts.
Nakkach continues to meet an international demand for master classes, curriculum development, and performances. Her recent work includes training and post-graduate seminars as a visiting Faculty in many prestigious institutions worldwide, such as New York University, Beth Israel Clinic in NYC, Arizona State University, the University for Expressive Arts in Barcelona, the Music Conservatory in Rio the Janeiro, the Alumine University in Buenos Aires, Argentina, among others. Since 2000, Silvia has been offering regular workshops through Public Programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies, in San Francisco, where in 2006 she designed the curriculum and is the academic advisor for the successful Certificate on Sound, Voice, Music Healing.
She has been a long time collaborator of prominent artists and professors such as Ralph Metzner, Claudio Naranjo, Steve Goodman, Mayumi Oda, Tsultrim Allione, Luisa Teish, and renowned composers such as Pauline Oliveros, Anthony Braxton, Kit Walker, Paul MacCandless, Miguel Frasconi, and David Darling.
As a singer and composer she has received many awards and commissions worldwide. Her major work, the opera Amazonia Insight has been performed in many countries. She have released six albums, her CD Ah, The Healing Voice, is widely played in healthcare centers to create a healing atmosphere before and after surgical interventions. Her last album, Invocation granted her an article in the UTNE READER Magazine where she was selected among a group of 40 international artists who will shake the art world.
She is the contributing author for various books, including Music and the Human Process, Music in Human Adaptation, and Transpersonal Consciousness, and Music Therapy and the End of Life. In addition to published articles, Silvia is currently working on her upcoming book on The Yoga of the Voice.
Silvia resides in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1982.
Photo and art by Robert Jaffe
BRIEF BIOGRAPHICAL Information
Silvia Nakkach, M.A.,M.M.T., is a pioneer in the field of sound, transformation of consciousness and music shamanism. She is an award-winning composer, an author, a voice-culturist, and a former psychologist in Argentina. As a recording artist she has released six CD-albums. She is the founding director of The Vox Mundi School, an international project devoted to teaching and preserving indigenous musical traditions and combining music, service and spiritual practice. She has contributed an extensive body of therapeutic vocal techniques that have become landmarks in the fields of sound healing and cross-cultural music therapy training. She presents internationally at universities, medical and music and sound therapy conferences and facilitates ongoing international training programs. Nakkach was selected by UTNE READER Magazine as being one of 40 international artists who will shake the art world.
" align="justify">“ …Her talent makes for music that at times recalls the “mystical minimalism” of modern composers like Arvo Part, at other times ranges from Latin and Indian sonorities, but always feels ambitious,… and could probably hold a tough New York club audience spellbound.” Jon Spayde, UTNE READER
“ Nakkach is a master teacher that brings the discipline of a classicist and the poetic imagination of the indigenous wisdom to her unique approach, which challenge students to sing and create music beyond cultural boundaries, incorporating profound changes into their lives.” Bonnie Lowen, Ph.D, Music Professor, student of the Vox Mundi Programs.
“Nakkach voice has something resembling spiritual luminosity” - Berkeley Express, Berkeley, Ca
In his book The Mozart Effect, author Don Campbell, refers to Silvia as the Argentinean Muse, “ Silvia’s magical voice take us from the spirits of South. America to Arcturus. May we dance along.” Don Campbell