Practitioner Directory

This directory is for practitioners who are also professional musicians and/or specialising in working with musicians.

Joe Rea Phillips

Senior Artist Teacher of Guitar
Blair School of Music
Vanderbilt University
2400 Blakemore Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37212

Joe Rea Phillips teaches collegiate, pre-collegiate, and adult students in the guitar program at the Blair School of Music. He has also applied his many years of training in Chinese martial arts such as Tai Chi Chuan, Pa Kua Chang, and others to create a course at Vanderbilt called Tai Chi for Musicians. This course is designed to help musicians to prevent and even help in the healing process of musicians that suffer from overuse syndrome.


For nearly 30 years Kalichi has been one of Ireland’s most innovative arts practitioners. His integrated approach to working with dance, music and writing has received numerous awards from the Arts Council of Ireland. Kalichi has also been teaching Tai Chi for 30 years and is the author of Dance, Words & Soul.

Keith Davis

Head of Vocal Studies at the University of Southampton, and also a qualified Tai Chi instructor.

"Tai chi has proved an invaluable regimen for developing a Singer's and Actor's vocal breath support, as well as a device to help control performance anxiety. I pass on some of this knowledge to all the classical singers during the vocal warm-up section of the biweekly performance classes held in The Turner Sims Concert Hall on campus"

Steve Shulman

Steve Shulman has been a professional musician in New York City since 1974, after arriving in the area to attend Manhattan School of Music.  In 2007 he joined the faculty at Manhattanville College (in Westchester NY) as an adjunct instructor of T’ai Chi, teaching beginners classes to the students.

Mia Olson
Mia Olson

Mia Olson teaches both Woodwinds and Yoga for Musicians classes at Berklee College.  Classes include various approaches to help with performance anxiety, meditation and how it can help with performing, choices and organising time.

"We're basically trying to develop a stronger mind-body connection so that you can help take better care of yourself"

Chris Chavez

Chris Chavez is a global yoga teacher based in Istanbul, Turkey. He leads teacher trainings every year through the Chris Chavez School of Yoga and his graduates can be found in locations all over the world. He’s also a musician and the co-owner of Cihangir Yoga, Istanbul’s favourite center for Yoga

David Newman

David’s life took a dramatic change in direction when after graduating law school in 1992, he decided to open a yoga center in his hometown of Philadelphia. The center, Yoga on Main, was one of the first of its kind, and created a new awareness of Yoga in his community. Shortly thereafter, David, a lifelong musician, discovered an ancient form of healing chant music known as Kirtan and began to apply his musical gifts to this powerful practice and to share it with others.


The Piano-Yoga® holistic piano method, created by Russian Virtuoso pianist GéNIA, is based on a deep connection between the Russian Piano School and Yoga. Piano-Yoga® School welcomes beginner to advance pianists worldwide. We offer this piano technique through piano lessons, piano retreats, online tuition, sheet music and much more.

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Whole Musician

Whole Musician is a collective of five uniquely experienced flutists collaborating to offer unparalleled intensive retreats addressing the mental, physical, and musical demands placed on the 21st century performer.

Workshops include traditional masterclasses and lessons, as well as sessions on life coaching, instruction in yoga, fitness, the Feldenkrais® method, nutrition, the psychology of performing, stage fright, interpretation, finding and validating one’s individual voice, career management, and being a receptive and giving artist and listener.

Meg Griffith

Meg Griffith currently serves as Adjunct Professor of Flute at Texas Wesleyan and Southwestern Adventist Universities.  Outside of her work at the universities, she performs and teaches in the Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex and works with the Ft. Worth Symphony Orchestra.

In addition, Griffith holds a 200-hour certification in Hatha and Ashtanga yogas which she incorporates into her musical and pedagogical life.  She offers Yoga for Musicians classes geared toward simplifying and solidifying the physical and mental practices of artists.  Her approach reflects our need for awareness, compassion, and love for ourselves and others, especially within our musical community.  She helps each individual build their personal foundation for calm and clear problem solving and full appreciation and focus on the moment, both within the asana itself and within musical workshops in connection with movement.