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Audrey Bernstein Interviews Lynn Noble, MT-BC 

Lynn Noble is a Music Therapist and Yoga Instructor in Northern Vermont. She is a student of Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios.

AB: Hello Lynn! I love learning about my students and what brought them to vocal lessons. Your work is fascinating to me, and I'd love to share what you do with the Vermont community. Please tell us a bit about yourself, what you do, and how you ended up in Vermont. 

LN: Thanks, Audrey! Well, my husband and I recently moved back to Vermont after years living in San Francisco, CA. We met in Middlebury VT over 10 years ago, and our families are from the East Coast. We have always loved Vermont and knew we would make it back eventually. My private healing practice, Sound Roots, mindfully offers Music Therapy, Yoga, and Sound Healing to clients in Northern Vermont. I also love cooking, hiking, community, and singing jazz! 

AB: Singing Jazz... YAY! Can you tell me more about your music therapy work? 

LN: Absolutely! I am passionate about the practice and also about education and advocacy for my field. Music therapy is a clinical and evidence-based health profession that uses music as a therapeutic tool to support a variety of populations in achieving individualized goals through a relationship with a credentialed professional. The therapist must employ skill and knowledge of diagnoses in addition to tested theories of practice in music and therapy techniques. 

AB: Excellent - and all with music? 

LN: Yes! All of our interventions use music in some form, whether it be interactive music making, receptive listening and relaxation, movement with music, lyric discussion, or a host of other musical manifestations. We use scientific research to inform clinical decision-making, and keep up with new evidence as it is published to determine the appropriate musical intervention. 

AB: Who do music therapists usually work with? And what kinds of things can you treat when working with your clients? 

LN: We work with clients of all ages and abilities. Some populations that I have worked with include individuals experiencing mental health needs, developmental disabilities, neurological disorders, physical difficulties, dementia, and those enrolled in early intervention programs, as well as palliative and hospice care. Music therapists also work in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, various hospital programs, schools, and community centers, just to name a few. Our practice is client-centered, which means that we are there to support whatever goals the individual is working towards. We often support goals that are being jointly targeted by other interdisciplinary health care providers, and also use assessments and interviews to determine appropriate objectives. Some goals may include managing stress, relaxation, decreasing perception of pain, enhancing emotional expression and processing, supporting communication, promoting physical rehabilitation, enhancing social skills, assisting coping mechanisms, and improving quality of life. 

AB: Wow, that's inspiring! How did you learn to do all of this? Do you have a primary performance instrument? 

LN: Becoming a Music Therapist is a rigorous training process. We are required to complete course work in music, psychology, and music therapy, as well as a 1200 hour clinical internship. Following this, we are certified through a National Board Examination and receive the credential Music Therapist - Board Certified (MT-BC). As music therapists, we are required to be proficient on guitar, piano, and percussion, but my primary instrument is voice! 

AB: Ah-ha! That brings us to vocal coaching - can you talk about why you started taking voice lessons with me, and how it has affected you? 

LN: In both my music therapy and yoga practice, voice is one of the most important tools that I have. Using breath support, articulation, projection, and vocal care are integral to my profession. I sought out vocal coaching as a self-care tactic; to make sure that I am remembering to properly care for my voice, and to continue to build confidence. I would also love to get back in to performing jazz. These lessons have reawakened techniques that I had learned years ago. I am now back to fully warming up before sessions, and have really noticed that my voice is not as fatigued after a day of singing for hours on end. I have felt a general ease in my clinical improvisation, and noticed that my breath is even more fluid in my yoga practice. It is a great reminder to always keep practicing. It also helps me to build skills and and learn new ways to share breath support and warm-up exercises with my clients! 

AB: It's great to hear that vocal coaching can be applied in such a unique and helpful way. I love it! One more question: Can you define your mission for us, and share where we can find you? 

LN: Sound Roots exists to share the power of music in support of individual and community health and wellness. Fusing art and science, I hope to kindle expression, relaxation, cognition, communication, movement, social skill, coping, self-regulation, awareness, and insight. I aspire to meet the needs of our community, and to integrate the modalities of Music Therapy and yoga technique so that we may all find our voices and thrive. You can contact me through my website. Please reach out with any questions! 

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You can learn more about Lynn and her offerings at: 

www.soundrootshealing.com 
soundrootshealing@gmail.com

 

 

 

And more about Audrey Bernstein at:  
www.audreybernsteinjazz.com

Contest Winners - Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studio 

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Audrey Bernstein Jazz at First Night Burlington 

Please join us for First Night Burlington!


December 31st at The Flynn Space, 5:00pm to 5:40pm 


Audrey Bernstein Jazz, with Joe Capps, Mike Hartigan, Rob Morse, Geza Carr, and Patricia Julien 


Limited seating - get there early if you want to get in:)

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Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios Holiday Recording and ASPCA Campaign 2017  

Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios Holiday Recording 
and ASPCA Campaign 2017 

The holidays are all about giving. That’s why, this season, I am trying to help in making a difference for animals. 
Join me in raising funds to brighten up the holidays for homeless pets and animals in need. 

The students of Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios and I have recorded our very first song together! I am so proud of my students! For many of them, 
(ages 7 through 50), it was their first time recording- and it was quite a first for me as well... “conducting":) 
I want to thank the generous & talented musicians and recording engineers, who all kindly donated their time to this special project- Thank you!! 

ASPCA Fundraising Goal $1000.00 

ASPCA Link: 

https://secure.aspca.org/team/audrey-s-holiday-campaign-2107

This has been an especially hard year on animals with the recent hurricanes and the devastating fires that are still burning in California. If you know me at all, you know that I will always stop to help an animal. I am starting a new holiday tradition this year by raising funds to help animalcules in need. 

I hope you will enjoy and share this the rendition of a holiday favorite- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, that we share with you in the spirit of Christmas and all of the wonderful holidays around the world this special time of year- 

Your donation will help the ASPCA provide life-saving programs and services to millions of animals nationwide. The ASPCA is very important to me and I appreciate your help as we fight to give abused and homeless animals a second chance at life. In lieu of payment to listen or download this special holiday song, please support me by making a donation and help me make a positive impact in the lives of animals! 

Thank you! 

Audrey Bernstein 

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Lyrics by Robert L. May, 1947, Music by Johnny Marks 

Performed by Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios 2017 

Chorus Vocals: Cathy Plas, Ella Byers, Emma Racine, Hailey Moll, Hannah Hausman, Leah VanVoorhis, 
Lisa Walton, Lynn Nobel, Patience Getty, Sara Whitehair, Seth Cronin, Tahlia Zurit-Moore 

Audrey Bernstein – Vocals, Joe Capps – Guitar & Bells, Joey Sommerville – Piano, John Rivers – Bass, Geza Carr – Drums, Ray Vega – Trumpet 

Recorded by Joe Capps at UVM Recording Studio, Mastered by Mauricio Gargel 

Produced by Audrey Bernstein and Joe Capps 

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ASPCA https://secure.aspca.org/team/audrey-s-holiday-campaign-2107 

YouTube: https://youtu.be/zkmJbIUCJ1c 

Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/audreybernsteinjazz/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer-audrey-bernstein-vocal-studios-2017

Vocal Lessons Holiday Sale! 

Happy Holidays 

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Happy Holidays From Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios 

Happy Holidays From Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studios

20% OFF 
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If you or your loved ones have been dreaming about singing, let's work together to make dreams come true. 

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Offer Ends Thursday December 15th 

 

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Shining Star Student September 2017 

It's Audrey Bernstein Vocal Studio Shining Star time again! 

September 2017

 

Name: Sara Whitehair 

Age: 41 


Zodiac Sign: Aries 


Occupation: Singer! (I've always read that if you put your intentions out there they are more likely to come true!) My other job (that pays the bills) is at the Vermont Foodbank - I work with people at food shelves, schools and hospitals to get them excited about eating fresh produce 


Hometown: Northville, NY 


Where do you live: Duxbury, VT 


Hobbies: Music - making it and seeing it, gardening, snowboarding, cooking, hiking, parties 


What are three of your favorite things: My kids and husband, music, and friends! 


Why do you take voice lessons: I come from a musical background - I played many instruments and sang while growing up but wandered away from it as I got older. A few years ago, I decided I really wanted to fulfill my dream of being a rock star. When my husband suggested that I take singing lessons I figured that was a good idea if I wanted to get better. I take voice lessons now to improve my range and style and learn how to be more confident. 


What are your favorite Types of Music: Phish is my absolute favorite! I also love strong, powerful female vocalists - Susan Tedeschi, Rachael Price, Etta James to name a few. I'm also a big fan of bluegrass and funk. 


Anything else? A few years ago I set an intention to become a singer. I took steps to achieve it and am very proud of what I'm doing now. I feel like ANYTHING is possible in your life and it's in your own power to make it happen. Dream big, set your sights on your goal, and do what it takes to accomplish it. And these days I'm in a band called Funk Shui - it's really fun and I'm learning a lot! https://www.facebook.com/FunkShuiVT/ 

Working with Audrey - In the short time that I've been working with Audrey she has helped me develop techniques that I had previously been lacking. My range has expanded, my breathing has improved, and I know how to prepare for a singing event - warm-ups are KEY! She helped me develop warm-up exercises to improve my skills. One of the best things I've learned from Audrey (besides the actual singing part) is how this music world works. She has shared many tips of the trade with me. I recently had a show and I woke up the day before with a cold. I didn't know what to do so I texted Audrey to ask her some questions. She responded promptly with many great ideas and she was on vacation! She is very devoted to her students and very fun to work with. I feel lucky to work with such a talented, amazing singer. Thanks Audrey!

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