Unleash your innate musicality!

Courses, Coaching, and Community to...

Play Your Own Music Medicine

Practice it on piano and

play it in your life

Tune to your natural self

Express yourself authentically

Explore your possibilities

Feeling disconnected? Unfulfilled? Stuck on repeat?

Like something vital is missing?












The problem is...

you need freedom to try new things...

but your inner critic is BRUTAL ,

leaving you...

hesitant... hemmed in... wary... and discouraged.

The problem is...

you need freedom to try new things...

but your inner critic is BRUTAL 

leaving you...

hesitant... hemmed in... uncertain... and discouraged.

The problem is, you need freedom to try new things...


but your inner critic is BRUTAL .

Enter your text here...

But...

it doesn't have to be a struggle.

Your light is for SHINING!

With a piano, a

10-minute practice, and

the right guide, you can...


Improvise on piano with ease in no time

  Relate w/ others less reactively, more gracefully

Deal with challenges on your terms, and
 Navigate uncertainty with confidence.

SOUND moves things (including You)

Piano - friend & ally

Play for your own expression, enjoyment, and fulfillment.


Explore the sounds and your own internal reactions. Observe your self-talk with curiosity and grace.


You can bring all of you to the piano and be heard and reflected.

Tune in naturally



Enjoy learning about yourself and noticing how you respond when just you and the piano are involved.


Learn to maintain centeredness and mindfulness even when you're playing.

Listen - Feel - Play

Renegotiate your relationship 

with the piano, with the Present, and with yourself.


Then you can take what you learn in "piano lab" and try it in other areas of your life.


And see what happens then...

Good, capable people often struggle with themselves and others without ever really knowing why.
The SoundYourSelf modality helps you tap and access harmony by engaging your own music medicine practice on piano and in your life.

Turning uncertainty to possibility

One note at a time

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It goes beyond piano playing

Also, noticing patterns in how I approach things, do things, perceive things--just really confirms who I am and have always been. Also envisioning other possibilities............ It goes beyond piano playing, can be challenging to self, but ever so enriching.

Doors have been opened..........lots! wide! Thank you for persistently being there! Thank me for finally diving in!

Evelyn Schubert

Fun, easy and satisfying

If you’ve always wanted to play and be creative there is no better way to do it than from feeling and listening. That is the approach Daniel takes and it’s not only extremely fun and easy, it’s extremely satisfying. You will learn to express whatever it is you’re feeling inside.

Paul Heumiller

Interesting and exciting!

Yes, it’s a wonderful course, concise and very easy to follow along! It’s very interesting and exciting to learn how to improvise beautiful sounds without any prior learning experience with the piano. This approach allows you to explore and improvise music in a new way using your intuitive abilities. As a Qigong instructor and a soon-to-be Medical Intuitive, I can’t wait to use it as part of a sound healing process. Thank you, Daniel Barber, for creating this innovative approach!

Fabienne Louis

Ease that allows for imperfection

Daniel teaches with an ease that allows for imperfection that ties into every emotion I feel. I have worked with Chloe Goodchild, delving into how voicing sound is also a healing tool. It was really wonderful to take that practice to the piano and expand my awareness.

Anne Mullin

Such a f***g good coach!

I was a one-on-one consultant, which was coaching before there was a coaching word, for 30 years. I've worked with a lot of coaches. I've trained a lot of coaches. We've got healers here who also do coaching. ... I just have to say, you are such a f***g good coach! You really are so good at what you do. You have such a skill in listening and caring for your students. It's just, it's a blessing to work with you. Thank you.

Kelle Olwyler - Retired Management Consultant

Listening more deeply -> pure joy!

I feel much more confident to play along with others, I can hear rhythms more clearly, and I'm listening more deeply in many dimensions of my life, not only when I'm making music... there are times now when I actually feel lost in the music... in the vibrational field that surrounds me.....and that is pure joy!

Musical intuition revved!

I've loved composing for guitar all my life, and as anyone knows, the guitar is not as friendly when it comes to memorizing where all the notes are. The thought of learning a whole new instrument was daunting to me, but to my surprise, since I've learned to improv in 12 keys, the guitar is easier for me now as well. I can really hear music more adeptly, and my musical intuition has never been more revved!

Holly M. Paar

A big leap for me, very empowering and nurturing

I LOVED being in contact with the group in our weekly phone calls. It fed my commitment to actively doing the course. On a personal level, sharing and being witnessed was such a big leap for me, very empowering and nurturing.
Such a precious space to be in! 1. Open-minded people who are willing to dare to do something outside the box. 2. Self confidence, courage (trying something unknown, trusting the process, vulnerability in sharing with others) It's fun!

Evelyn Schubert

I am not a musician and I expected....

Daniel delivers on his promise to get you improvising your own music on the piano!

How easy it was! I am not a musician and expected a much higher learning curve but there wasn't one. To my surprise when I listened closely to Daniel's suggestions, even when I wasn't sure of them, I began playing my own music much faster than I would have imagined.

With Daniel's system you come to realize it is a natural expression for us all...he just helps to bring it out of you. Thank you Daniel!

Anutosh Rob Luka

Near instant gratification you can build on

I have taken formal piano lessons on and off most of my life. Each time, the "building process" of traditional teaching has bogged me down and I have ended up not continuing. SoundYourSelf has provided a system where an individual can get near instant gratification from the simplest progressions and can build on it with each module.

[I got] the confidence to trust myself that improv can produce some beautiful sounds that often reflect my mood or what is going on around me.

Bill Byrne

There is a different way to deal with situations

I am more empowered to refuse to deal with conflict in a negative way.. Whether it’s in relation to a person or just random negative events that might occur in my daily life, I’m much more aware there is a different way to deal with these situations or people when they come up in my life. I will admit some people are very good at pushing my buttons! But I step back a little before I go through steps of resolving whatever issue I've been presented with.

I so enjoyed it. I like being in your physical space Daniel... you have this calm aura around you whether you are really calm I do not know, but you calm me just by your presence. Thank you for that! Plus you make my brain work 🙂

Lisa W.

Freedom!

It’s opened up a "whole nother" world for me. It’s like my brain cells are saying, “hey cell mates, we just got the key to unlock the iron door, so let’s bust outta here and head for the 'fields.' Freedom!”

… I don't even have to know what key I’m playing in. I can just put all that aside.

Karen Gaughan - Lifelong piano player

Finding pearls

I'd say that Daniel's overall framework has given me some "handles" that have helped me discover new directions for using my intention and attention as I improve my skills and improvisational fluidity, especially in playing with other people--having musical "conversations." I really like his Listen....Feel.....Play as well as "listen to the pulse" and "listen to the rhythm that you don't yet hear." I find pearls each time Daniel and I learn together.

Beginner's mind and a wonderful time!

Besides the knowledge that I can sit, listen and approach the piano to create music that is not written or memorized, I have learned that even at this age and stage of life it is okay to be in kindergarten once again. 🙂

Go for it!! You will gain knowledge of the keyboard, yourself and have a wonderful time with a kind and patient teacher!

Arden Perez

It's easier than you think / rewarding experience practically guaranteed!

Good pace of instruction, great concept, fun to apply.

Using this method, I felt less intimidated of keys with lots of sharps and flats than I would have using traditional theory and scales.

It's easier than you think, and the likelihood of this being a rewarding experience is practically guaranteed!

Ben Brill

Nothing to fear here

Just do it! There is nothing to fear here. If there is, you get to play that out on the piano.

Anne Mullin

You deserve to have this in your life!

I believe this course is suited to anyone who has even the tiniest interest in playing music. This is not just about playing the piano. It sure is a really fun and engaging way to break down some of those childhood voices that say, "I am not smart enough, or good enough to do this" You deserve to have this in your life! It is a precious gift that keeps on giving!

Anne Mullin

Music as a reflection

I am allowing the music to reflect what is going on inside and the world around me. Yes! When self-doubt creeps in or I get nervous, angry, or confused, I take that to the piano and play it out!

Anne Mullin

This would spare me having to think about theory

I was working on some original music last night, and the thought occurred: " I could use the "3 sharps" key layout to explore some ideas to create a new section of the song. This would spare me having to think about theory, and will probably result in some ideas I might not have found previously.

Ben Brill

Something I only dreamed of

Do it! Absolutely embrace the fact that yes, after a mere hour, you will be able to improv in 12 keys. It's something I only ever dreamed of doing, and now when I sit at the piano, I'm able to dig right in--with gusto!

When I sit down at the piano now, it's no longer this strange mystery. It has form and structure, and I know it.

How easy it was, and how well I could remember it days, weeks and months later.

Holly M. Paar

Feeling as if the intentions were respected and perhaps, could be a reality

I especially liked the way Daniel kept going back to the goals/intentions that we wished to manifest. It was a theme that he kept referring to and it kept me on track, feeling as if the intentions were respected and perhaps, could be a reality, with our tenacity and persistence,...and patience! which are all the same, in a sense!

Christine Westfeldt

Listening with less judgement and more intent

[As a result of this work,] I've let go of the internal critical judgement of my playing in favor of connecting deeply within. This deep soul connection has produced powerful experiences in self expression that defy my imagination.

I find myself listening intently as others speak to me. I can listen with less judgement and more intent.

Jimmy Miller

Experiencing music come through

I had a profound musical experience today. I've been studying piano with my friend and great musician Daniel Barber for a few months. Daniel has a really unique approach to teaching that is intuitive and spiritual. You don't learn keys, but rather 'fields', you don't learn scales, but rather you learn to listen, feel and attend to the sounds and your reactions to them.

I know theory but wanted to learn a new instrument, Piano, a new way. I wanted to do it from my gut and my heart.

Well today at our last of 12 sessions it came together and I improvised a piece that brought tears to my eyes, because it 'played me', I was just there experiencing music come through. Simply magical.

Profound thanks to Daniel and I highly recommend anyone near or far contact Daniel Barber to experience this. Forever grateful!!

Paul Heumiller - Owner, Dream Guitars

I've seen just about every method there is...

I was a full-time piano teacher for 5 years, I've seen just about every method there is, and I've never seen anything like this. Did no one genuinely figure this out before Daniel? Perhaps we should call this the Barber method...

Now I do it for just 10 mins a day. It starts messy, then it gets musical, then it gets deep. Often I cry. And music starts to flow through me again. Like it used to. I'm not making mistakes any more. I'm staying effortlessly within key. It's like he's helped me get back into the heart of music. Thank you Daniel. Thank you thank you thank you.

Opening the door

If one is open to experimentation, Daniel will help tear down walls that exist in our lives that we may not even be aware of. The door to creativity and self-expression can then be opened wide, be it through music, voice, art, even every-day living.

Ronesa Roswood

...for so many reasons!

I'd recommend it to anyone wishing to listen and express one's inner music, have fun with the piano (even without learning to play the piano before) and get to know oneself better.

Marie-Noël Générau

Excited about sitting at the piano

Oh happy day, "and thank you, Daniel."

Yours is an amazing concept that is leading to a more simplified way to understand which notes when played together or in sequence make harmony and which to leave out till another time.

Now I'm excited about sitting down at the piano rather than dreading it.

Whoopee and Oh Yeah!

Anne McKenzie

Without action there is no creation

I am eternally grateful to Daniel Barber for his guidance, patience, and humor. His way of teaching allows for each person to proceed at their own pace. The progress is all up to the individual. I have learned that without action there is no creation. Enjoy!

Anne Mullin

Helped me out of mental chatter

The daily experience helped me get out of mental chatter, diving into the listening, feeling and playing experience, which is soothing and essential to me.

Marie-Noël Générau

Lifelong dream might be possible after all!

A light bulb went off in my brain, tears came to my eyes, and I clapped for joy to realize that a life-long dream of playing the piano without being tied to the printed page of music just might be possible after all, despite years of lessons!!!

Anne McKenzie

Tapping true musical nature within

I have discovered the truth inside of me. It's expressed authentically through the drum that I play. This energetic connection to source is powerful and nourishing.

Daniel possesses plenty of technical expertise, to be sure. He passes along technique and know-how when its most applicable. What makes him really special is his primary focus on leading the student to connect with the authentic rhythm within. His blend of trust, support, encouragement and acceptance is beautiful.

This environment makes possible deep exploration of the improvisational musician within. What a joy!

Jimmy Miller

Embracing this new process

I’ve enjoyed working with Daniel and embracing this new process. Daniel has been so patient with me as I’ve navigated this work in my own time and comfort. Daniel always finds a way to tie in this work perfectly with where I’m at during each session.

Thank you Daniel!

Dana Williams

Very liberating!

These lessons have taught me to play and listen and enjoy the music that comes out of my heart and soul. very liberating! I feel more confident now when I sit at the piano. Practicing for 10 minutes per day opened the door to seeing how easy it is to accomplish other tasks if I concentrate and have awareness and good intention. Centering myself and becoming aware of what I hear and what is going on around me has become a way of life.

Anne Mullin

Simple method, immediate results

I have had fits and starts all of my adult life taking traditional piano lessons and find myself frustrated at the lack of progress. Daniel's method is simple in its logic and you truly can make some pleasing music after your first lesson.

Bill Byrne

"I could never play that thing."

This course would be good for anyone who ever looked at a piano and said, " I could never play that thing." Daniel has created a program that is so easy to follow. It does not require knowing theory or looking at notes on a page. Very beginner-friendly and I have witnessed people who have been classically trained having so much fun discovering new ways too.

Anne Mullin

Your technique allowed me to be me

It was my pleasure to go on an adventure with you. Along with good feelings, I experienced some learning! You have great vibes, that quickly develop an atmosphere that feels safe.

In addition to having awesome talent, musically speaking, you are an excellent conversationalist, i.e., you listen. You actually listen! With an eye on the future, you fully participate in the present.

Happily for me, you also have the gift of Patience. (Thank you) Your technique allowed me to be me.

Tyler Martin

Changed my relationship to the drum

This has changed my relationship to the drum. I don’t have the same hesitation when it comes to approaching my drum. I also have a much more symbiotic relationship with it, being that I can allow myself to play what flows through instead of sweating that I don’t know what to play.

Dana Williams

Guided me gently to access my deeper listening, sensing and feeling abilities

I had been looking into taking guitar lessons again and a friend shared with me about Daniel's unique approach to teaching music., esp. learning how to learn to play my own music.

I definitely found a deeper appreciation for my guitar, and for making music again. . Having had a very negative experience with my piano teacher in my childhood, which left me with a strong internalized critic. You helped me work with my inner critical parts and guided me gently to access my deeper listening, sensing and feeling abilities and how to express them musically.

Katrina Chappell

Amazingly easy!

I was amazed at how easy the approach was to apply. I saw 'possibilities' and felt great joy in that! Your enthusiasm is contagious and just experiencing that was a personal growth opportunity for me.

billie bremer

Unleashing authentic self-expression

Do it! I was full of questions internally such as "will this work for me?" and "I'm not really musical.... what if I can't do it right." Let go of these kinds of thoughts. Be open to the possibility that deep within yourself is an incredible musician waiting to be unleashed. Don't let this opportunity for authentic self expression pass you by.

Jimmy Miller

Expressing your soul in sound

I had a dear friend, colleague and marvelous musician say to me that "music is expressing your soul in sound." I loved that because I realized that, in learning to play the Native American Flute that's what I wanted to do--express my soul in sound.

I just had the opportunity, by accident, this evening to listen to a tape that Daniel and I must have recorded about 4 weeks ago--about 5 weeks into our program. I was actually astounded to hear the difference in my playing along with Daniel. I feel much more confident to play along with others, I can hear rhythms more clearly, and I'm listening more deeply in many dimensions of my life, not only when I'm making music.....making music, I guess that's the main shift that has happened as a result of my work with Daniel....there are times now when I actually feel lost in the music, in the voice of the flute, in the vibrational field that surrounds me.....and that is pure joy!

Nobody gets left behind!

I appreciate Daniel for all the love and dedication he has shown in this course. I am honored to be a part of the Vibe Tribe. Nobody gets left behind!

He is a caring and great teacher.

Thank You, Daniel!

Anne Mullin

Don't know what, why, or how and that's great!

My brain shifted … I don’t know what, why, or how and that’s absolutely Great. Whatever is taking place within my Unified SoulMindBody Field is brilliant and looooonnnggg prayed for. Benefits are Present in my newsletter and brochure … a Miracle of ‘publicly voicing my Self’.

Donna Wolf - Energy Resonance Practitioner

Who am I now?

I like the fact of not having to compare oneself to or "imitate" someone else, I noticed that the experience gave me an opportunity to pay more attention to what I'm feeling inside and express it. It's like a mirror which reflects my emotions and feelings. This helped me with the questions: Who am I now? And: what do I wish to create today?

Marie-Noël Générau

Almost shocked at what I was able to accomplish

I have zero desire (or time or patience) to learn to read music or learn to play piano in a traditional way. These tools gave me the ability to 'play' piano in about an hour... Slow and steady. But what came out of the piano sounded really nice to my ears (and family's ears as well)

Just do it. If you've ever wanted to play piano these 60 minutes might be your shortcut ticket to making lovely sounds come from a piano! I practiced an hour last night and was almost shocked at what I was able to accomplish. First practice sesssion

Tony Pascone

In the moment

It is like a meditation where you sit to clear your mind and stop it from thinking or judging or analyzing and you just let it happen. In the moment. And whatever happens, it just is. It just comes out. And it’s okay. Truly. I’m not kidding. Genius.

Karen Gaughan

Unique, and offers unexpected benefits

I have not done anything similar before. It is a unique approach. It's fun; it does not require hard work nor does it take a lot of time each day. It can bring unexpected valuable benefits and insights for your life, which may vary from one person to another.

Marie-Noël Générau

A practice of acceptance

It's a real blessing to be able to shorten the time between something unexpected happening and being able to accept it"....I LOVE this and it's so true. I even heard it in relation to the unexpected death of my father when I was 8 years old (that's half a century ago) because even after all these years there are still slivers of shock and grief that sometimes show up. As he was very musical and played the piano a lot, it seems perfect for me to practise being able to accept whatever arises as I allow a flow of notes to move through me to the piano.

Clare P

Surprisingly informative and approachable new way

It was surprisingly informative. I do play the piano some but this lesson made some of the more complex keys less intimidating. It was a new way of looking at the various keys which simplified it and made it more approachable.

Paul Mitchem

I have had absolutely no training - now playing sweet songs

This method is just plain fantastic!

I have had absolutely no training on the piano and just a bit of understanding of music theory and I now find myself playing "sweet", as my spouse calls them, songs in 12 different keys each with a different feeling tone.

The keyboard makes sense for the first time and I have no trouble knowing where to put my fingers. The hardest part is getting in touch with how I feel and playing that out. When it happens, it is so gratifying.

Treat yourself to this!

Ike Sloan

Hidden value

Yes! I am much more aware that I have or should have a relationship to my piano, an old friend, that is more than just sitting down and immediately playing/duplicating other peoples' music. There is a reciprocal listening for and feeling of what may need to be "said" at the keyboard on any given "conversation."

I believe I have transferred that awareness of listening and feeling in dealing with others. Relationships are not always what you expect up front. They can have hidden value in being patient and seeing what unfolds.

Arden Perez

Reassuring and supportive

It's reassuring to be supported by Daniel who is not only a skillful musician but also a very generous and sweet person doing everything he can to help and support people. The group was also quite supportive, respectful, and sweet. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

Marie-Noël Générau

Finding true voice

I was going through a tough time in my life and a friend recommended Daniel to me. I was told that Daniel could help with expression through the voice, and keep it fun!

Although I will never be a great singer, the work with Daniel helped enable me to find my true voice and speak up when a situation called for it, no matter how painful it might seem. Daniel's presence and know-how provided a safe space that allowed me to be vulnerable without words, through toning. (My) relationships have been seriously tested (and with this work) they deepened and became more authentic.

Ronesa Roswood

I have a healthier relationship with myself as a result and I feel more alive.

I feel that I am a little bit more accepting of myself, allowing more of me to be expressed creatively through music, but also in general. This is a huge gift to me and something I have been working with for a long time.

When I originally signed up for this music process with you I did not really know what to expect. This has been an amazing process of self-discovery, quite humbling at times. I know I just scratched the surface but this has been a lovely experience and I will be able to apply the principles, not only to guitar, but to other creative expressions and to life. I have a healthier relationship with myself as a result and I feel more alive.

Working with Daniel has been a very healing experience for me!

Katrina Chappell

My relationship to music and my family was so much better.

Before working with Daniel I felt disconnected from most things in my life. I just was not sure what I wanted to focus on. Daniel was recommended by a dear friend of mine. I trust her so it was a no-brainer. I am not a piano player. I had an interest in his method because it sounded so doable.

As I progressed, I noticed that the more confident I became, my relationship to music and my family was so much better. The relation between the piano as a way to really express what I hear and feel has been revelatory.

Anne Mullin

Delighting in discovery

Daniel reminds us that we have permission to BE Curious about what is moving through us & give it voice. Sounding musically, we are freely delighting in discovery.

Donna Wolf - Energy Resonance Practitioner

So simple, and so genius.

So he has this crazy method. Omg. It is so simple. And so genius. And has transformed my relationship with piano improv.

Allowing "space" before reacting

I was looking for a different approach to working through my emotional patterns and another resource for when I find myself struggling.

Now I am able to allow myself “space” before reacting to others. I am able to stop, listen to what was said, get in touch with how it made me feel and then decide how I want to respond.

I’m much more at peace feeling I have more control over how I want to participate in engagements. And I’m proud of myself for making shifts in my patterns and not being so reactive.

Dana Williams

Piano improv and the path of self-love

I feel more confident, legitimate and comfortable with the unknown. I feel that I can trust my intuition and hold to the truth within myself. I'm realizing that this piano improv experience helps me to move forward on the path of self-love (instead of expecting other people to love you).

Marie-Noël Générau

[Recommend?] 100%. Wonderful time spent with Daniel

[Would you recommend this approach?] 100%. Wonderful time spent with Daniel understanding this way to learn improvisational piano!

I suppose the first word that comes to mind is clever and visual. I learn best with visual cues and (this) was a really easy way for my mind to wrap around the concepts.

Tony Pascone

Magical contribution to personal growth

The Sound Yourself Piano Improv approach that Daniel’s Divine Design & Timing has gifted our globe, has magically contributed to my personal growth. Here is my context:

I am highly intuitive in my role as an Energy Resonance Practitioner. Listening, sensing, and expressing in flow with others is easy. This same trusting, intuitive flow has been very difficult to access when I write and play piano. My creative spontaneity ‘short circuited’ due to sounds and sensations from critical ‘perfectionist programming’.

Daniel’s brilliant approach to TAP into our innate expressive ease through the medium of music has been a joy to engage. I am Listening, Feeling, and Playing / Writing / Speaking from a peaceful neurological presence.

Donna Wolf - Energy Resonance Practitioner

Improved my openness to others

This course is based on the individual slowing down and listening for the music that lies within us. That calming and centering can truly be a mindset that helps in other facets of my life.

Daniel shows a sincere interest in me as a student and as a person. His methods of listening, breathing and centering can certainly help if applied to dealing with others. I think that lesson is one I have taken forward and has improved my openness to others.

Bill Byrne

Reminders we all need

I feel for some time now I haven't had a great awareness/appreciation for my surroundings. Daniel's method reminds me to be conscious of that more often, particularly when I am in a stressful or uncomfortable situation...

Bill Byrne

Fascinating, just fascinating

This new way of looking at patterns on the keyboard has caused a major brain shift for me. I keep looking at the patterns and just can’t believe it. Makes total sense.

I was so excited and energized after our lesson last week that my mind just would not stop. I’ve been playing around with it and listening to the sounds in a way that I never listened before, and I have a basic structure, or map, as a way to organize it. Fascinating, just fascinating. And yet really so simple. How did you think of this?

Karen Gaughan

Much more than lessons for piano

I have learned not to be so self-judging and be more patient with myself. Expectations can so trip us up that we may lose the value of the experience. Your patience with me was gratifying! I try and remember it is okay to be 'messy'!

Acceptance of things as they are and healthy detachment are lessons that can be applied to all aspects of life and relationships. They bring a peaceful , non-forceful approach to most situations.

Arden Perez

So now I'm playing!!!

I wanted to play piano again and make it FUN! (and learn to improvise without making it complicated!) So now I'm playing!!!

Evelyn Schubert

Surprise your friends and family

I feel like it's pretty effortless to make some really nice sounds with your system. In fact, I sat down last night and started playing some things that I like. My daughter came into the room and gave me a hug. I asked why and she said she heard me playing and thought it was my wife (who can play the piano very well). When she saw it was me, she was moved to give me a hug.

Vic Garlock

Thanks for working with me in such an attuned way

Much gratitude to you, Daniel!! Thank you for your patience and working with me in such an attuned way!

Katrina Chappell

Excellent for beginners or experienced pianists

It's fun to sit down and go from key to key using what I learned in the lesson.

It is an excellent lesson for others whether they are beginners or experienced pianists.

Paul Mitchem

Laughter and self-acceptance

Daniel's work enabled me to find gratitude in very difficult and challenging circumstances. I have become more self-confident, having been reminded of the power within each of us. The most valuable thing I got from the work with Daniel has been laughter and self-acceptance, realizing that I don't really have to take myself and situations so seriously!

Ronesa Roswood

Interesting new way

Very interesting new way to think about playing in different keys.

Davidson Loehr

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Dana Williams

"Making shifts in my patterns"

“It was kind of sleeper work… and that's really ultimately what I had desired was for our work to have lasting results, not just in the moment results.


It's natural. I don't have to struggle to find it.  It is now part of my way, and it's guiding the way I interact in life.

I know what it's like...

to battle with a relentless inner critic and a 20+ year desire to improvise confidently and capably on piano.


That's why I spent the next 20 years honoring and nurturing my love of music and playing professionally in a wide range of settings.


Over the last 8 years I've been blessed with helping dozens of curious adults discover their natural creativity, improvise sound and music as a meditation in motion, and live more "musical" lives.


Could it be time for you to explore the wonder and magic of a true, creative journey?

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Dr. Shannon South

"The drum was a teacher for me"

I thought it would just be like a fun thing to do and an extracurricular activity.


And I didn't know that it was going to help me integrate and pull together lots of different things in my life and get some really good insight."

What options are available?

You can get support in all aspects of your journey from dabble to deep dive.

Online courses (free & paid)

community (Vibe tribe)

Private coaching

How this works


1  Pick the path that resonates 

Pick the program that best fits your life now that will get you where you're most wanting to go.  (Click Pick a Path below.)

2  Engage the program & the practice


The courses and community are there for you! You'll be enjoying playing music in no time, and like anything worth doing, if you're not playing, it's not working!

3  Freely express your musical nature

Enjoy the satisfaction, surprise, and fulfillment your new creative path offers every day!

Not so sure?

You may think you don’t have enough time, talent or training to invest in a piano improv practice (read more...)

... or that it would just be an unwise indulgence.  But this is not what you think. 


SoundYourSelf opens a new orientation to sound-making that resonates organically with your own musical inclinations and emotional energy.


You may think you can’t improvise on piano, but the SYS approach centers around the natural musicality built into your very nature.


You can experience the piano as a friend and ally.  


In only 10 minutes a day, 5 days a week, you can soon be more relaxed, refreshed and resilient in everything you do.  


The practice is a meditation-in-motion that develops your self-awareness and relationship skills even when you are by yourself.


It also develops your creative capacity and nurtures your ability to express yourself authentically.


SoundYourSelf is more than piano lessons. Yes, you do learn to play piano, but the benefits go far beyond that.


Between mindfulness, creativity, and the sounds themselves, this practice nourishes your body, spirit, and soul in many ways, and its potential impact on your future is immeasurable.

 


T.A.P.

We look at the obstacles keeping you from enjoying your musical and creative potential, and look for the TOUCHSTONE that has been calling you to this threshhold.



We mutually decide on the best program options you can APPLY yourself to, so you can engage this work rooted in your authenticity and directed by your dreams.



With my support, you engage routinely in an ongoing PRACTICE that realigns you with your authentic intuition and creative energy, and your natural state of becoming.

Sound intriguing?

Select a program option to help you get 


from where you are now 


to where you most want to be...



...so you can stop feeling stuck and discouraged, battling the same issues year after year, and missing out on your lifelong potential for creating music and more harmonious relationships.

Say YES! to
  • creative possibilities,
  • improvising on piano with confidence and ease, and
  • feeling your spirit and your authentic voice

COMING ALIVE !!!

“Do not neglect your music. It will be a companion which will sweeten many hours of life to you.”

Thomas Jefferson

Listen to “The Beat”


There is a beat... 🙂

Watch this remarkable, short, FREE mini-course to discover

The Essential Skill for Your Genuine Liberation

Find out   Now...

and the 3 keys for mastering it on piano and elsewhere

in your life

If you're here, consider this remarkable FREE mini-course to discover

The Essential Skill for Your Genuine Liberation








& the 3 Keys for Mastering It on Piano and Elsewhere

in Your Life

When you think you understand, keep listening.

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