I am deeply interested in how all of us feel more connected to our voice whether it is through singing or expressing our personal truth.
I came to claim my singing voice through a long stop and start journey mixed with fear , spiritual cultivation and exhilarating possibility. I am grateful for the opportunity to accompany folks on their own journey of vocal discovery.
As a vocal coach, I draw from previous experiences as a psychotherapist, spiritual leader and music director combined with teaching functional exercises and improvisational skills that release, balance and strengthen the sound and experience of your voice.
I love working with people individually yet also in retreat /workshop settings where I use experiential sound practices and song to create deeper connections between people.
My background as a singer really cemented when I was singing with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. Over the years I have sung in many settings including the fun opportunity to perform with Bobby McFerrin. I spent many years cultivating my voice in the context of Jewish spiritual music and improvisational expression. You can listen to me offering chants on CBH’s chant CD,https://open.spotify.com/album/2b3f7ywzmHJFqvTc6dnKDi and my first solo album, by the god tree "http://gayannegeurin.bandcamp.com/album/by-the-god-tree".
I served as music director at Atlanta's Congregation Bet Haverim (CBH) for 18 years, directing a unique program that is rich in innovation, collaboration, and ruach (spirit). I currently consult with synagogues on how to integrate creative musical approaches into their spiritual practices as well as enjoy working individually with rabbinical students and lay leaders in developing their approach to prayer and voice.
I received a master's degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago Divinity School and a master's in social work from University of Georgia. I am certified in Somatic Voicework, The Lovetri Method and Rhiannon's improvisational singing mastery program, All the Way In. I was in the first fellowship cohort of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute founded by Joey Weisenberg and am a Hambidge Center Fellow.
I'm the mother of two adult children, a grandmother to identical twin boys, and you might find me swimming in a nearby lake or learning how to listen to trees.