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Change One Thing, Change Everything

Reorient and navigate in new ways you practice on piano and play out anytime

November 18

11:30 am ET


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What you’ll learn in this webinar:

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Your creativity is innate

You’ve heard for years about the power of a paradigm shift for opening possibilities you hadn’t considered before.

This is a paradigm shift in the way you perceive the piano, your creative potential, and, essentially, everything else as well.

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See with new eyes, hear with new ears!

For such a shift to take place, it’s helpful to let go of as much as possible from the “old” way of seeing and doing things.

You’ll learn that that process doesn’t have to be as gut-wrenching as you’ve imagined and experienced before.

In this webinar, we break things down to the basics.

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A new approach to intuitive self-expression on piano

It involves:

  • NO Theory,
  • NO Chords
  • NO Scales practice
  • NO Written Notes
  • No Memorization
  • NO Traditional Pedagogy, and...
  • NO Note Names!

You’ll learn you can be expressing your own creative genius without knowing or practicing chords or scales, without knowing theory or how to read music, and without even having to learn note names!

This is a completely right-brain approach to the piano, and it will blow your mind how easy it is, and how strange you've never heard of it before, even if you've been studying piano pegagogy all your life. (And if you HAVE heard of this, please let me know!!!!)

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A method and a metaphor

You’ll learn how sound improvisation is both an enjoyable thing to learn and do during your day, and a way to learn more deeply about yourself.

Both of these can be profound, and the implications for a more enjoyable life are limitless!

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The joy and juju of improvisation on piano

Amazingly, such deep and powerful work -can- proceed through a new and unique process called SoundYourSelf that makes it possible for you to play your heart out(!) on the piano and have fun in the process.

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It's possible to experience the piano as ally and friend

You’ll learn you can soon be approaching the piano as an ally and friend, rather than an intimidating opponent to conquer into submission.

This may be the best part.  You'll learn you can ENJOY sitting at the piano as a place of refuge, of trust, honesty and intimacy.  The piano can become a treasured BFF!

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Your direct line

More and more of us are aware that we have a direct line to the Divine. But we are still often terrified of accessing it.

This is a practice that can nurture and strengthen that relationship with the cosmic creative energies that you are embedded in.

You can learn to build that relationship more consciously and with more joy and delight when you follow a path designed for that purpose.

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Piano as a simulator for navigating uncertainty

You'll discover how navigating the piano can be a way to learn to navigate uncertainty with confidence and ease. 

And that learning the 12 Keys with Ease technique opens the door to these deeper levels of your experience and capacity.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Profound musical experience

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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?

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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’.

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!

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.

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!

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!

...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.

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!

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 :)

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.

Learning to show up even if I don't feel quite ready

[I'm] investing in the restoration of the piano that I grew up with and not wanting it to remain silent.

I have never done any work similar to SoundYourSelf. I [always] felt it all had to be flawless and perfect. Now I'm learning to just show up even if I don't feel quite ready, that little steps are quite alright, and steering clear of situations that require perfection.

I can actually improvise pieces that are beautiful!

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!

"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.

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!

[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.

Fun and yet substantial

[It's good for] people who want to just get going on the keyboard, who just need encouragement to dive right in, and who want to regain a sense of joy in making music.

It's FUN - without being at all frivolous.

Daniel loves sharing this work - you can tell it's a "labor of love" and it's part of what makes the work fun and yet substantial.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Now operating from a peaceful neurological presence

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.

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).

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!!!

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!

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!

Interesting new way

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Highly recommend anyone near or far

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!!

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.

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?

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!!!

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!

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!

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