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In-Person Monochord Trainings in New York & Los Angeles with Joule L'Adara

In-Person Monochord Trainings in New York & Los Angeles with Joule L'Adara

Professional Monochord Training  for Sound Baths & Sound Therapy

Secrets of the Monochord Training with Joule L'Adara in the Hudson Valley, NY

Learn to play with more depth, musicality and nuance with official USA feeltone Monochord trainer Joule L'Adara

(Already Interested? Email here to check the latest availability for Joule's trainings!)

Joule L'Adara plays Monolina Monochord by feeltone

Monochords are the ultimate mindfulness teachers. Setting their strings into motion initiates a process that uncovers layers of ‚Äúknowing‚ÄĚ until what‚Äôs left is only an awareness of the present moment. This practice of unknowing¬†is the ‚Äúsecret‚ÄĚ that opens up all the dormant possibilities within us.¬†

While anyone can strum a monochord, there are skillful ways of playing it that elicit either a relaxation response or evocative response in those listening and receiving its sounds. This workshop is about going beyond mere ego-level improvisation, to develop the awareness of what you are doing, what the effect is, how to reliably recreate it again and again. You'll discover how tiny changes in parameters can create totally different responses in the body, and that the key to mastering these subtle variations is to increase your capacity for listening. Participants emerge feeling expanded, whole, clear, and creative after experiencing a sequence of gentle invitations that deepen one's playing ability in a short period of time. This small group workshop is for anyone wanting to level up their monochord playing skillset in order to deeply benefit the quality of experience for your clients and audience.   

Secrets of the Monochord Training in Beacon, NY with Joule L'Adara

This hands-on intimate intensive workshop will give you the opportunity to play, experience, and learn more about the feeltone Monochords including the Monolini and Monolina body therapy monochords plus the larger Concert and Meditation Monochords. Learn Monochord playing techniques such as: how to create a "flying sound carpet" rich with overtones by bringing out the different harmonics to accent your playing, as well as how to tell evocative stories on the monochord by changing the 5 playing perimeters. You will be given the opportunity to open your ear to the harmonic spectrum, be shown how to differentiate between sound qualities, and understand the difference between tuning options for the different monochord models. You‚Äôll also learn practical care, maintenance, tuning tips, how to change a string, and basic harmonic theory. By the end of the day spent focusing solely on your monochord with the support of our small group, you will have come to a new ‚Äúattunement‚ÄĚ with your instrument, experiencing how playing a Monochord can open a new space for you: allowing you to relax, rejuvenate, and nourish yourself and others.

For more details about what makes this training so magical, read this article: "How do you learn how to play an 'intuitive Instrument?" written by our feeltone trainer Joule L'Adara. 

Secrets of the Monochord Training in Beacon, NY with Joule L'Adara

In-Person 2-Day Monochord Trainings 

Location: Beacon, New York

with USA feeltone Trainer Joule L’Adara, MFA in Music  


Level 1 -  Secrets of the Monochord:

The power of overtones & natural acoustic vibration

Winter 2024:  (2 spots open)

Saturday, February 17th (10 am - 9:30 pm) 

Sunday, February 18th (9am - 4pm)

New in 2023: Level 2 -  Monochord Practitioner Training

for Sound Meditation, Sound Massage, Sound Baths & Sound Therapy

(You must have attended a full 2-day Level 1 Training in-person as a pre-requisite to attend Level 2) 

Winter 2024: (2 spots open)

Saturday, March 16th (10am - 9:30pm) 

Sunday, March 17th (9am - 4pm) 

Monochord Sound Immersion in Beacon, NY

Joule's New York In-Person Trainings are capped at 4 Participants for intimate group learning. 

As part of this training weekend you'll get to experience 9 Monochords played live and  layered together while floating on "Moon Pods" in the ultimate Monochord Live Sound Immersion!

Monochord Sound Experience with Joule L'Adara in Beacon, NY

fees for Monochord training workshops: 

$600 per training (+ Local Accommodations)

(*Special: attend Level 1 for $300 if you've attended the Virtual Retreat! Available for the New York Level 1 Training only) 

Note: Instruments for the in-person training are provided! You can bring your own monochord and/or play ours (and try out the different tuning options.) 

Bonus! On site you will also be able to try out virtually ALL of the instruments in the WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER family including: handpans, tongue drums, kalimbas, Sansulas, and chimes. You will learn which of the smaller instruments play harmoniously with your monochord for sound layering. 

Water Elemental Soundscape Set by WE PLAY WELL TOGETHER

Location: Beacon, New York 

(New York Hudson Valley about 90 minutes north of NYC)

Local Accommodations are available to be booked in and near Beacon ranging from budget motels to luxury spa stays - recommendations will be sent upon signup. 



Monochord Training in Beacon, NY

Can't make the dates above? If you'd like to join at an alternate date (or location) in the near future, please email us with your future date and location preferences so we may consider your desires and availability when planning future small group trainings.  

Looking for our online trainings? We're still offering them periodically. You can also email us to let us know you're interested and we'll let you know about our next online live class (please let us know what global time zone you're located in!)

Women holding feeltone monochords. | weplaywelltogether

What people are saying about 

Joule's Monochord Training...

I loved "Secrets of the Monochord." Joule is an amazing teacher and I feel I learned more in two days than I would have playing on my own for a year. The course sparked my interest in growing into sound and sounding as a path for self expression and supporting my clients as well. Definitely recommend!

- Nikki D'Antoni, Maryland

"The entire retreat was the perfect mix of lecture and playing. The exercises were very well thought through and allowed individual creativity to flow.The listening experience with Joule was MAGICAL!"

-Betty, Dresher, Pennsylvania

"This was an amazing experience. Joule has a lovely presence and energy. She embodies the teachings which makes the learning easy and effortless. Beautiful experience with much knowledge."

-Suzanne Peart, Illinois: The Healing Space

"I had the opportunity to take the Secrets of Monochord and couldn’t be more pleased. I learned a lot about the Monochord and some new playing techniques! I’m so happy that in a time when traveling is very limited that I still had the opportunity to learn and have additional skills to practice and share! Thank You!" -

-Cami Cote, Missoula, MT: 

We had an amazing time to be connected in space with fellow monochord enthusiasts to share and explore our love for sound healing. The information presented was invaluable for sharing the gifts of the monochord. The concert at the end was simply beautiful! Thank you for a wonderful day!"  

-Frances Rhodis, Hollywood Beach Florida:

"Thank you for such a wonderful workshop yesterday - it was informative, intuitive, experiential and spiritual all at once! Because of this experience, I approached playing it with a very different energy, and felt more connected to the instrument." 

-Ruth Ratiliff, New Jersey

"The Level 1 Virtual Monochord Training is a great way to get to know your monochord as well as gather in community with like minded folks.  You will leave knowing how to care for it properly (restringing, tuning, optimum temperature, etc.), how to play using varied techniques, as well as ways to deepen your connection to the instrument. There are great exercises to get you out of head and tap into your creative side.  As a bonus you will be treated to a beautiful monochord meditation that not only relaxes, but inspires you to continue your practice." 

-Gretchen Bickert, Mesa, Arizona 

"I really enjoyed the course and love how much enthusiasm Joule shows. I am so glad I was able to attend the course and highly recommend it to anyone buying a monochord." 

-Stephanie, Florida

"I was brand new to the monochord and now feel very comfortable with it. I am so taken with the beauty of its sound and look forward to more workshops. Joule is an amazing teacher."

- Anonymous 

"Two thumbs & eight fingers up for Secrets of the Monochord. Life-changing. Thank you, Joule!"

- Katherine, Connecticut

Group of people holding feeltone monochords. | weplaywelltogether



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