What is the Sound of You?

Listen for and feel your innate musicality and SoundYourSelf!

“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.”
― Miles Davis

Inhabit your musicality!
...and enjoy the rich experiences you were born for and
offer your gifts fully.

Have you always loved music and often wished you could confidently express yourself musically?

Consider a radically different approach.

Are you ever frustrated that there are aspects of yourself that you’re never able to adequately express?

You know the power of music to speak to you.  What if you harnessed that power for yourself?

Are you frustrated or confused why many of the same issues keep coming up in your life even though you’ve consciously worked through them, perhaps for years?

What if it's not about figuring something else out, but about BEING yourself...  Your natural musical self (even if you THINK you aren't musical... TRULY!).

Have you always known you wanted to play music, and figured you'd "get to it" later?

I appreciate that you are busy!  What you will learn in the Sonic Immersion will help reorient you to the pace and energy of your day.  You'll learn how to use your new Sound Yourself techniques when you're busy or overwhelmed, and learn how to have a different relationship to it.

Also, understand that this is NOT about spending hours, months, years mastering other people's music. (Who has time for that??!!)

This is about being your musical self NOW so you can have a richer experience of yourself, your relationships (and your day!).

Would you like to deepen your access to your intuition and creative genius?

Nurture and nourish your intuitive and creative nature.  Enjoy connecting with it easily at any time, whether you're with your instrument or not.

Would you like to explore a fresh, safe and healthy outlet for your complex emotional world?

Deepen your process of working with challenging emotions by sitting down and working through them musically on any instrument (including your voice).  Take advantage of this powerful tool you have at your fingertips to literally (and enjoyably) express your authentic experience and to create a different one.

What is possible for you

through the Sound~Your~Self online course?

Learn the essentials of the Sound~Your~Self approach

Self-paced learning designed for busy adult learners

Lifetime access, take as long as you need

12-modules - online videos

12 1-hour group sessions

Solid grounding in the Sound~Your~Self perspective

Depending on the instrument(s) you choose to work with, your course will incorporate some or all of the following:

The Music / As you perceive

Orientation: Attend

You will learn how to orient yourself to your innate genius and creativity through specially designed listening techniques and focused attention.

Pitch / The colors of sound

Orientation: Embody

As creation proceeds, there is more variety, and there are more colors in the palette.  Sinking more deeply into the sonic sea we swim in...

Bass / What's the mood

(Primarily for piano)

Orientation: Resonate

In this module, you'll learn how the bass notes create mood by providing context for what you're playing in the fields with the right. How does it feel?

Silence / The sound of silence

Orientation: Engagement

You will learn how to consciously use silence to express essential aspects of your truth and experience and enrich your music.

Melody / Story line

(Pitched instruments)

Orientation: Experience

Learn to explore and allow the natural flow of ideas to move through you into an organic melody that reflects and delights.

Chords / Community

(Pitched instruments)

Orientation: Integration

More than 2 notes at the same time. Learn some simple ways to create complex and beautiful harmonies on the fly without years of study.

Pulse / The beat

Orientation: Approach

You will learn how to bridge the gap (chasm?!!) between formless "nothingness" to the manifest world of "sound" and "not sound."

12 keys / To your liberation

(Piano only)

Orientation: Connection 

This is where you will learn how to improvise in all 12 keys with ease and confidence.  A unique theory-free method without chords and scales!

Intervals / There's more...

(Pitched instruments)

Orientation: Amplify 

Putting two notes together generates an alchemical result that starts to get really interesting, and really beautiful, really quickly.  Really fun!

Rhythm and Groove / Jiggles of time

Orientation: Observe

You will learn how to expand your rhythmic expression to include notes "within" the pulse.

Right and Left hands / Both sides now

(Primarily for piano)

Orientation: Involve

Playing with both hands at the same time is a classic challenge for piano players. In this module, you will learn an organic approach to integrating your left and right that might affect more than just your piano playing!

Dynamics / Whole new dimension

Orientation:  Release

You’ve learned about which notes to play. Now you’ll attend to volume, duration, the sustain pedal and other tools for your enhancing musical expression.

What People are Saying...

Vinci Daro

Supports you more than you can anticipate

I'd tell someone who is on the fence to go for it. It will support you in whatever process(es) you are in more than you can anticipate.

Meg Heathman Musician

Just the right amount of challenge and nurturing

This has been just the right amount of challenge and nurturing to help illuminate other places where I was like, Oh gosh, I really need to grow over here too.

So it's multifaceted, this work, it really is. And if you are open to it (and it takes a lot to get there but) it's invaluable.

Vinci Daro

Playful and safe space

I used to feel small, contained.

I knew I wanted to learn something productive to do with my hands - to give them a way of working without being so tightly directed by my head. And I wanted to find out if there was music inside of me, waiting to come out.

Working with Daniel created a playful and safe space to explore both possibilities and resistances/hesitations to expressing feelings/ sounds/combinations.

Meg Heathman Musician

Massive process

This is a massive, massive process for me as a human being.

Jimmy Miller

Tapping true musical nature within

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!

Vinci Daro

The more I listen, the bigger it gets

There are so many notes, and so many combinations of notes. The territory on that keyboard is enormous - the more I listen to myself playing, the bigger it gets.

Marie-Noël Générau

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.

Katrina Chappell

Allowing more of myself to be expressed

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.

Juanita Brown Co-discoverer of The World Cafe

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.

Arden Perez

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!

Tyler Martin

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.

Dana Williams

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!

Jimmy Miller

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.

Marie-Noël Générau

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.

Paul Heumiller Owner, Dream Guitars

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!!

Meg Heathman Musician

Depth practice

This is a depth practice. If you're wanting to dive into the depths of yourself, this is the practice.

It's insanely rewarding and it's also challenging, and it's also just mind boggling how impactful it is in such a slow, profound way. So, yeah, it's very unique. It's very, very unique.

Bill Byrne

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

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.

Clare P

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.

Anne Mullin

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.

Dana Williams

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.

Vinci Daro

Good for anyone facing big decisions

I have never done any work similar to this.

This would be good for anyone going through any kind of transition or facing any major life decisions.

Vinci Daro

Brought me to a beginning that feels wide open

The course brought me to zero, meaning it brought me to a beginning that feels wide open to possibilities, fresh perspectives, and new learning, both in terms of musical expression and self-expression.

Marie-Noël Générau

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!

Evelyn Schubert

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!

Jimmy Miller

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.

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!

Ronesa Roswood

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!

Ellane Chandler

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.

Paul Heumiller Owner, Dream Guitars

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.

Dana Williams

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.

Meg Heathman Musician

When you can sink down and just be free...

I'm one of those people that feels they have to practice practice, practice, practice, practice all the time... in the beginning to jam with people was terrifying for me,

I didn't feel like that I had enough value to contribute to these really amazing people that I would be jamming with, you know? And now it's much less about, you know, Oh God, I'm not enough and much more about, Oh, this is really cool things going on, and I want to be a part of it, because that's what feels right.

When you can sink down into a place and just be free and feeling, and truly paying attention to everything that's going on, and lay out and then join in. It's so exciting. It's so exciting. And it's so sweet.

Juanita Brown Co-discoverer of The World Cafe

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!

Evelyn Schubert

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!!!

Donna Wolf Energy Resonance Practitioner

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’.

Arden Perez

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.

Anne Mullin

"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.

Katrina Chappell

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!

Anne Mullin

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

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.

Donna Wolf Energy Resonance Practitioner

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.

Meg Heathman Musician

Having access to that space inside

Since this there's a much more calm energy that I have access to and that really helps me to know that whatever situation that I'm in, whatever key that I'm in, whatever rhythm is happening, that I can always listen first and then feel, you know, and then join, you know, integrate. And it's really, really neat to have access to that space inside of myself.

Anne Mullin

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!

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...

Paul Heumiller

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.

Meg Heathman Musician

You hold such a great space

Well, one thing I'll say about you too, Daniel, is that you hold such a great space. You create such a container for that fear, and nurturing that fear rather, and also challenging that fear, you know. There's so many components of holding a container for that kind of space and you do that beautifully.

Juanita Brown Co-discoverer of The World Cafe

Expressing your soul in sound

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!

Ike Sloan

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!

Jimmy Miller

Truth expressed authentically on the drum

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.

Donna Wolf Energy Resonance Practitioner

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.

Anne Mullin

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.

Arden Perez

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.

Bill Byrne

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.

Evelyn Schubert

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!

Anne McKenzie

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!

Meg Heathman Musician

See more clearly

And being able to see the ways so much more clearly as a result of this work of ways that I can express myself and authenticity is huge.

Marie-Noël Générau

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?

Katrina Chappell

You helped me work with my inner critical parts

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.

Marie-Noël Générau

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).

Anutosh Rob Luka

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!

Kelle Olwyler Retired Management Consultant

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.

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!

Katrina Chappell

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

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!

Ellane Chandler

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!

Ronesa Roswood

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

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.

Donna Wolf Energy Resonance Practitioner

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.

Anne McKenzie

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!!!

About Daniel Barber

I started on the piano at the age of four, and got pretty good playing the notes on the page by the time I got out of high school.  I struggled for over 20 years wanting to sit down and improvise, to make something up that would be spontaneous, musical and enjoyable, but I usually ended up bored, blocked, frustrated and discouraged.

Now after 15 years working through those challenges as a professional musician, not only do I enjoy creating music in the moment, I've come up with a way to teach improvising on the piano in all 12 keys that is entirely unique, innovative and ridiculously easy.  It doesn't involve traditional music theory, music reading, chord or scale memorization, and players at any experience level can learn all they need to know to navigate their own piano improvisations in all 12 keys in less than an hour!

Never underestimate your genie!  

On my way back to the piano in my early 40s I got pretty heavy into African drumming, playing for African dance classes 4x/week and playing the various drums in the West African setup, including the djembe, dundun, kenkeni, sangban, shekere and bells.  Each one can produce 2-3 distinct sounds and I became fascinated with the beautiful melodies created by multiple tones on the different drums with a coordinated ensemble.  I reveled in the vibrant expressiveness of those simple percussion instruments!

I also have a lifelong love affair with the guitar and its versatility, and I appreciate it for its unique capacity to put smiles in my heart and on the faces of others.  In addition, I occasionally play the native american flute and the didgeridoo.  (Mastering circular breathing will definitely be a treasured milestone on my musical journey!)

I'm excited to have put together a framework that can help you to listen, feel and play your way through to a new experience of playing music.  When techiques such as my piano-oriented "Playing the Fields: 12 keys with ease" methods are combined with my unique approach to musical creativity overall, you have tools for not only improvising music on the instrument of your choice, but also for reorienting your approach to yourself and others in all aspects of your life.

“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

"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!”

Karen Gaughan

Tools, perspectives and practices to learn how to sound like yourself.

You'll get lifetime access to 12 online video modules, each of which includes several short videos.  There will be instruction mixed with experiential work to teach your mind, nourish your emotional world, stimulate your creativity and liberate your authentic self.

You will get worksheets, PDF summaries, checklists, and lots of ideas for things to do and try along the way.  You will also get weekly group calls and one private one-on-one call with Daniel during the 12-week timeframe.

Is Sound~Your~Self online right for you?


  • ​If you are tired of dealing with the same old problems and want to feel liberated and hopeful, this is for you.
  • If you've tried all sorts of modalities and techniques to figure out and fix what feels wrong, but you still feel stuck, this is for you.
  • If you want to experience a rich and fun exploration into your musical nature, this is for you.
  • If you want to feel the delight of expressing yourself musically, creatively and spontaneously, this is for you!
  • If you want to work with someone who has navigated the profound challenges of creative improvisation, this is for you.
  • If you are ready to dig deeper into your own creative process, this is for you.
  • If you feel stuck in your life or your relationship, and want to inject creativity and new possibility into your world, this is for you.
  • If you are willing to spend a small amount of time regularly playing and trying new things on a musical instrument, this is for you.


  • If you want to learn music theory, this is NOT for you.
  • If you want to learn to read music, this is NOT for you.
  • If you want to learn other people's songs, this is NOT for you.
  • If you like to be told what's right and wrong, this is NOT for you.
  • If you don't see the value in being still and listening, this is NOT for you.
I want to make SURE you're happy with this!!!

Try the Sound~Your~Self online experience risk free for 30 days.  If, along the way, you don't see how you can experience a deeper connection with yourself, your innate musicality and your ability to express it on your instrument, let me know and I'll work to support you.  If the course still isn't working for you by 30 days, I will send you a full refund.

Online videos

$747  $497  $347

  • Online instructional videos
  • Weekly private group calls
  • Membership on DanielBarber.com
  • Become an early adopter of this revolutionary approach to piano improvisation and creativity.
  • 30-day 100% satisfaction guarantee (NO RISK FOR YOU)

Would you prefer private coaching?

You can now inhabit your musicality more deeply with...

Sound~Your~Self one-on-one coaching

For information on other ways to explore Sound~Your~Self:

such as....

  • private coaching, 
  • coaching for two (2) people in tandem
  • workshops 
  • or other online products and services...
  • (Call this number for details.)


    Here are answers to some frequently asked questions:

    What if I don't have any musical ability?

    Do I have to do this Sound YourSelf Coaching on piano or could do it with another instrument (eg. guitar, drums, etc.)?

    Will this help if I have extensive musical experience but I can't improvise?

    How can I get a refund?

    Didn't find the answer you're looking for?

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