Vocal Coach, Singer, Retreat and Workshop Leader,
Jewish Music and Prayer Leader
As a vocal coach, Gayanne combines her background as a psychotherapist to help people ground themselves in their voices and find their unique identities through singing.
Gayanne served as music director at Atlanta's Congregation Bet Haverim for 18 years and is a Rising Song Fellow with the Hadar Institute. She also consults with synagogues on how to integrate creative musical approaches into their spiritual practice.
Check out Gayanne's album, By the God Tree.
This album combines Jewish liturgy and original song writing with a sense of urgency to care for our trees.
"Gayanne treats her friends and the world with great attention & care. She vibrates the room when she sings with her powerful tone and fierce intention. She teaches with clarity, experience, and tenderness. She creates community wherever she sets foot. I trust her musicality and devotion to making the world better for all. I trust her all the way."
"I have performed with Gayanne, recorded with her, and been directed by her as a member of our community choir. She is the embodiment of voice and intuitive musicality. Our friendship itself is a song."
"Gayanne is a truly gifted musician, teacher, counselor, and community leader, creating a synthesis of her multiple trainings in theology, music, psychology and community building I have known her personally as both a collaborator and a teacher. She is always the first person I recommend as a vocal coach, and I have personally benefitted enormously from her powerful teaching."
"You must spend some time with Gayanne's voice and music, with her artistry. I am enthralled each time I have the pleasure of hearing her, of working alongside her, moved by the fullness of her offering which is generous and lush, strong and ancient in the feeling of connection it stirs in the listener. We need Gayanne's voice in this moment in time as she is a rare and courageous creative adventurer, modeling a superb strength of spirit and a radical openness of heart."