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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 2.5 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

East Coast:

Friday, September 27th - Sunday, September 29th, 2024

Learn basic playing techniques for skillfully playing the feeltone monochord, and how to differentiate between meditative playing and evocative playing. 

Location: Beacon, New York 

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

Workshop Fee: $600 (Plus local accommodations - recommendations in the area will be sent upon signup.) 

Level 1-2 "Intensive Week": feeltone Practitioner Training

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

Learn how to offer an entire sound bath using just a monochord! Learn powerful playing techniques with specific durations that will bring your clients into deep relaxation without putting them to sleep so that they may emerge rejuvenated and conscious with deep inner insight.

In this combined Level 1-2 intensive, you'll have the opportunity to learn all the basic playing techniques then immediately put them to use within the feeltone sound therapy protocol. Upon learning the sequence, each student will have the opportunity to lead the group and receive feedback.

Save money and time on travel by taking these two trainings back to back. (There is a rest and integration day planned in the middle so you may also enjoy the local area.) 

East Coast: 

Sunday, October 13th - Saturday, October 19th, 2024

Location: Beacon, New York 

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

Workshop Fee: $1200 (Plus local accommodations - recommendations in the area will be sent upon signup.) 

West Coast: 

Sunday, January 12th - Saturday, January 18th, 2025

Location: Burbank, California 

Workshop Fee: $1200 (Plus local accommodations - recommendations in the area will be sent upon signup.) 

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)

$1200 for Level 1-2 Intensive Week

(*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

EMAIL HERE TO CHECK AVAILABILITY

SPOTS ARE VERY LIMITED!

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!)

Next scheduled online trainings:

8 hours of live class on Zoom on 2 consecutive days:

July 30th - 31st 2024

or

August 31st - September 2nd, 2024

Fee: $300

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: www.heartrhythmreiki.com 

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:  www.aohmwellness.com

"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 www.ruthratliff.com

"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 www.gretchenbickert.com 

"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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Tuning Tool
Dimitri

Never got the delivery

Hi Dimitri ,
It looks like the tracking information indicates your package was delivered to your mailbox. Could you check to see if perhaps a neighbor might have picked it up by mistake?

If you still can't locate it, no worries at all‚ÄĒjust let us know, and please provide a secure shipping address where we can resend your item.

Looking forward to resolving this for you!

Warm regards,

Gabriele

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Koshi Chime Aqua (D-minor)
Dianna L Norwood
Aqua Koshi Chime (432Hz)

This is a very beautiful chime that I can play with my Aqua Zenko Element (432Hz), Aqua Tinka Tong (432Hz), & my Aqua Hokema B5 Kalimba (432Hz) with a little help from my friends. Of course, I can mix & match the chimes with other elemental instruments & be amazed by the way that the sounds blend perfectly.

Terra Koshi Chime (432Hz)

This is my favorite chime that I play before bed for a more restful sleep. I have noticed a little hum with beautiful overtones & undertones when moved around in a circular motion that I particularly enjoy. I can play this with my beloved Terra Tinka Tong or my beautiful Hokema B5 Terra Kalimba.

Ignis Koshi Chime (432Hz)

This is a lovely chime that I play with either my Hokema Terra B5 Kalimba or my Ignis Tinka Tong. The great thing about these chimes is that they sound great mixing & matching them with other instruments from WPWT.
I play these chimes for self care before bed for a more restful sleep.

Hokema B5 Kalimba Elemental Soundscape Tuning-Terra/ Aqua

This Kalimba is pleasing to the eye because of the cut & quality of the cherry wood. The size is perfect for small hands such as mine. I particularly love the Terra Tuning & fell instantly in love with this Kalimba that reminds me of a music box when played.
I also received the Aqua B5 Hokema Kalimba which is equally as beautiful as the Terra.
The Aqua Kalimba completes my Aqua Elemental Soundscape bundle. I cannot say how much I have loved jamming with my set.
This B5 Kalimba may be small, but its sound output is excellent & the tone is perfect. The B5 Kalimba can also be paired with the matching Koshi Chime & easily played. I think that I prefer the size of the B5 Kalimba & would highly recommend it for sound & ease of play.
Thanks & best wishes to the WPWT team.

Aqua, Aria, Ignis, & Terra Koshi Chimes

All that I can say is that I love my Koshi Chimes. Each Elemental Chime is unique & complete in its own light tinkling playful sound & becomes even more beautiful in the complexity of two chimes paired together. I particularly enjoy the calming quality of Aqua & Aria. I also like the joyfulness & energy of Ignis & Terra as they are played together. I bought the Koshi Chimes because they were highly recommended for their durability & because they never go out of tune. I also like the earthiness of the color of bamboo. One day I might like to pair Koshi Chimes with a pop of color from matching Zaphir Chimes.
Now let me throw in the beauty of the B5 Hokema Kalimbas - Terra & Aqua as they are paired with their companion Koshi Chimes. I have small hands & can easily hold & play the B5 Kalimba as I am holding the chime of the same tone in the other hand. This is indeed as lovely as the Elemental Soundscape video.
I like to play the Koshi Chimes before I go to bed as it helps to empty my mind, offer relaxation & sounder sleep.
My thanks again to the WPWT team for providing yet another pleasant experience as I keep adding to my ever growing collection of musical instruments.

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Monolina Travel Set
Aaliyah Bolden
Divine

The packages arrived in a timely manner and packaged with care. The instrument had the richest tone and a divine frequency, I look forward to using this for sound journeys.

Hokema B9 Kalimba Aria

I was pleased with customer service & by the work ethic that this company has. This is my first kalimba that I have ever owned. It is easy to make pretty little melodies & pairs well with the chime of the same key, but admittedly the kalimba sounds louder & sweeter when held & played so it works better when these instruments are played by 2 people. Overall I was pleased with my purchase.

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Koshi Chime Aria (A-minor)
Dianna L Norwood
Aria Air A Minor Koshi Chime

Customer service was yet again excellent. My question was answered promptly by email. Items were mailed promptly & in excellent condition upon arrival. I purchased my Aria Chime & was thrilled by its beauty & by how easy it was to learn to play. All I need to do is slightly move my arm to emit the best sound. Please do not sling your chimes from side to side as it will sound chaotic. There are instructional videos on Youtube that will teach you how to play your chimes correctly. I did purchase a companion Hokema Kalimba in the same key to play with the Koshi chime. The chimes & kalimba do sound beautiful when played together by 2 people. I personally feel that it would be better for me to play 2 Koshi chimes together as it is easier as my coordination is just so so so. I will be adding more Koshi chimes to my growing collection of musical instruments from WPWT. As always I am pleased with my purchase.

Perfect

This case makes carrying my monalina so easy and I feel confident that she won’t get damaged.

Wonderful

Easy to set up and very sturdy

Tinka Tong (432 hz) 4 Tunings

The wait is over!!! I am now the proud owner of the Aqua (Blue), Aria (Gold), Terra (Green), & Ignis (Red) Tinka Tongs. I purchased the Aqua first just to test the water, & immediately fell in love with the instrument. I purchased the other 3 Tinka Tongs just as soon as they became available. It adds so much more to the experience to play multiple instruments at once. I line the Tinka Tongs vertically & mainly play 2 at a time. It is fun just to hit random notes & to be amazed at the unique sounds to be made. Every note played is indeed beautiful & harmonious.
The majors & minors do pair well together. The Aqua (D Minor) & the Terra (C Major) pair well together.
The Ignis (G Major) & Aria (A Minor) pair well together.
You are not limited to playing minors & majors together. Both the Terra (C Major) & Ignis (G Major) sound well together- so light & happy.
The instruments are well made & sound amazing.
This is a great company to do business with. Emails are promptly responded to. Orders are mailed via UPS within days. The instruments are exceptionally well packaged & arrive in perfect condition.
I look forward to adding the chimes to my collection in the future- Terra & the Ignis in a few months.
Thanks to the hard working team at WPWT.

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Zaphir Chime Green (C-Major)
Christine Stevens
Amazing tool for music therapy and sound healing

LOVE this instrument. A calming, soothing sound, played like the wind in a random way, allowing time for pause. This helps clients and participants in a sound bath feel the magic energy of sound.

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Zaphir Chime Gold (A-minor)
Christine Stevens
Great music therapy and sound healing tool

As a music therapist, and doing sound healing work, I am loving this instrument. It sounds great alone as a way to begin and end a session as it allows people to really drop in. I use it with my Native American flutes as well. Affordable, durable, easy to play, great sounding, relaxing, helps you breathe more deeply.

Zenko Element (432hz) Elemental Waterscapes Collection *D Minor)

I first learned of this instrument through Kalani Das of World Drum Club during his Tuesday night video on Youtube & his special guest, Joule L'Adara of We Play Well Together as they were demonstrating the Water Elemental instruments in D Minor & making all of the instruments sound so beautiful. I have purchased a Diatonic C Major tongue drum that Mr. Das recommended in the past that I have been well pleased with so I was confident in the workmanship. I purchased both the Tinka Tong, my preferred instrument, & the Baby Turtle at the same time. The little Zenko tongue drum sounds exactly as it does in the videos on Youtube. The notes are crystal clear & bell like without the annoying reverb. I much prefer the sound of 432 hz as the sound is pleasing filling me with intense pleasure. The carrying case is well made. I really like this instrument paired with the Tinka Tong as it is like PB&J. My Mother ,who is a stroke victim, was able to place the Baby Turtle in her lap while reclining & play beautifully with me for nearly an hour the 1st time that we played together. Now I must give a shout out to Gabriele who promptly responded to my emails, texts, & phone call. Gabriele was courteous & extremely helpful. My shipment went out quickly & arrived via UPS earlier than expected in a well packaged box. I look forward to a long relationship with this company. The employees really worked hard to meet my needs & I am thankful.

Tinka Tong (Aqua) 432Hz - Elemental Soundscapes Water Collection D Minor

I first learned about this instrument through Kali Das of World Drum Club on his Tuesday night video on Youtube and his special guest, Joule L'Adara, of We Play Well Together as they were demonstrating the instruments of the Soundscapes Water Collection in D Minor. I have previously purchased a Diatonic C Major tongue drum that Mr. Das recommended. This drum was very much enjoyed so I was confident that this Tinka Tong was of excellent workmanship & it is. The videos on Youtube of Feeltone & We Play Together demonstrating these instruments are well worth watching as well as the instruments sound exactly as they do at my home. I purchased both, the Zenko Elemental Aqua (Baby Turtle) & The Tinka Tong in D Minor. Both sound great together; however, I prefer the Tinka Tong as it was love at first sight. The Tinka Tong is visually appealing & unique in sound. I like the new design & size of the instrument. While I have no formal music training, I was able to play well immediately. While there are only 6 tongues, there are a never ending amount of melodies & rhythms to be played. Best of all, there are no wrong notes. Warning: the use of this drum is highly addictive as a feeling of pleasure & calm will wash over you. I played with my Mother who is a stroke victim with Aphasia; however, she was able to follow my rhythm at times as she played the Zenko Element. Her musical ability was excellent as she plays the piano. We enjoyed playing for nearly an hour. Music is so beneficial as it yields a total brain workout. I also have to give a shout out to Gabriele (whom I have contacted via email, text, & phone) for her prompt response to my inquiries & for all of the assistance provided. I ordered my items after business hours on a Friday night. Instruments were mailed out the following Monday & arrived earlier than expected via UPS.

lovely

This chime (Ignis/red/g-major) makes absolutely captivating sounds, I really love it. I initially made the investment for a meditation workshop I was leading with college students‚ÄĒ many of them said that the 7 or so minutes I spent moving around the room with the chime was the very best ("most magical") part of a very enjoyable weekend. I am excited to fine more ways to share it with others! My cats like it too :)
I love the We Play Well Together business model and ethos, and look forward to bringing them more business.

The lushness of sound

I am a musician. When I was 14 years old I started playing classical guitar. I’m 66 now. I have had a lifelong love of stringed instruments.
About three months ago my wife and I attended a sound bath. As we lay there meditating all the sounds of the evening washed over us and everything was peaceful and then I heard this richness of sound that sounded like a thousand strings moving and pulsing and I sat straight up and looked for the source. The woman who was holding the sound bath was playing a Monolina. I was enthralled by the sound. After the sound bath I went up and I snuck a look at the name and I saw that it said Feeltone
And now its now.
Although the Monolina is be good for sound healing and meditation it is also an instrument with 34 strings! With the use of bridges and alternate tunings I am able to group the strings in note ranges to further utilize its richness of sound. With 34 strings and 10 bridges the possibilities are endless.
As a musician i have seen many hand made instruments. I am very impressed by the ‚Äėluthier‚Äô skills of the people at Feeltone. The instrument is tight. No buzzes. And it looks beautiful. I am looking forward to many years of sound experimentation!
I would also like to the Gabrielle of WePlayWellTogether. She was very helpful. She answered all my many questions promptly and with a positive spirit.
Cool instrument. Nice lady!
David

A GREAT INSTRUMENT

I love my sansulas very much. This instrument has allowed me to explore music. The Deluxe has such great sound! This is a great company to work with!

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Mallets for Monochords
Kathalin Walker
Great mallets

The felt mallets are wonderful for playing the Monolina. They are easy to hold and create a nice droning sound.

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Sansula Repair program
michael jacobs
Great!

Very satisfied. The Sansula is as new (is it new?) in the box with paperwork and all. Sounds great!

I just love the tones from this li’l instrument…

…i had enjoyed the Sansula app on iPad for several years and finally got around to buying one. What took me so long!?!!? DOH!!
WPWT took excellent care of this customer, quickly fixing a holdiay rush shipping boo-boo.
I love the instrument as well as the vendor.
THANKS!

Tiny kalimba

I absolutely live my magical little instrument. It travels with me for elemental magic on demand

My favourite instrument in a sound bath

I am in love with my Monalina. I use it regularly and sing with it in sound baths. It is balm for the soul.

Love my sansula!

This is my second one. The first one gets so much use from my associate sound practitioners I had to get a second one. It’s a favorite of our clients and group meditation attendees!