My Influences

There is a good number of people I have either studied or collaborated with who have been inspiring and special for me. Is not possible to list them all in here, but made a selection of some people whose influence and work is relevant to me.

Evelyn Tubb, eclectic singing actress, with a focus in Early Music, and impressive voice teacher both from a musican and human point of view, with whom I had the good luck to have been taught in Dartington Summer School and privately.

 

Satish Kumar, former monk, activist and editor of Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine and was the director of Schumacher College when I stayed for a ‘Music in Focus’ Course (Anthony Rooley). I was impressed by the whole system of the centre and was introduced to Gaia theory. The spirit of Schumacher and the meaningful experience is always present in me.

 

Esperanza Abad, actress and singer specialized in contemporary music who has premiered more than two hundred Spanish contemporary music pieces, and a creative and imaginative singer who influenced my singing and thinking about voice.

 

The Rev Prof. June Boyce-Tillman, MBE, is a very special mentor of mine and an expert in in music in spirituality, education, liturgy and healing, as well as gender issues in the holistic practice. I met her in Winchester University where she had set the Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing, and I now collaborate with her in Music Spirituality and Wellbeing International.

 

Kasia Urbaniak is the founder of a school and style of teaching that shows women the foundations of power and influence. I am proud to have received this training from such and involved and generous teacher.

 

Polo Vallejo is a composer, ethnomusicologyst and pedagogist and an international reference in the field of experimental music and pedagogy from whom I had the pleasure to learn about African songs and rythms, and influenced my creative approach to teaching.

Carlos Velasco is a Spanish psychotherapist from whom I leant the concept of Primal Singing in 2003. He later encouraged me to do public performances on it, and that was the origin of my journey with Primal Singing.