Swaha!'s Swaha! News

What does "Swaha!" REALLY mean?

August 15, 2016

Most translations of "Swaha" indicate it means "So Be It." And, at its simplest, that will suffice. But there are about as many different translations of every word out there as there are people, so I have learned that I must develop my own, personal relationship to words...especially the ones that I hold closest to my heart. And the word "Swaha!" lives just as close to my heart as Love, Gratitude, and Acceptance. And yes, it resides there permanently with its very own exclamation point. :)So to me, "Swaha!" stands for a vibration, a way of being, a FEELING. No, not a feeling, THE feeling we get when we have truly given our all to something, our love, our mind, our sweat, our tears, our sleepless nights and our deepest longing, and are ready to let it go so that it may become what it is to become with the help of something greater than us alone. It is a simultaneous release, surrender, and acknowledgement that there is more than meets the eye and that the very Creative...

Swaha! Summer 2016 Offerings.

June 11, 2016

HAPPY SUMMER TO YOU ALL!!!I love love LOVE this warm, bright, beautiful, flip-flop-filled time of the year. I love hearing about all your upcoming vacations and planning my own. And before summer gets in full swing, I want to make sure you get some fun Musical offerings so you can keep Music alive all summer long.  My main goal in these summer sessions is that they are as convenient and fun as going to the pool, and that you leave wondering how you could ever live without Music in your daily life. :)So here you are...pick and choose the offerings that light you up, get you curious, and maybe even stretch you a bit...and email me your choices, and best days and times so we can get you on the calendar. I will be in Alaska July 18-31st, so other than that, I'm here and ready to play play play!Private Sessions (weekly)Choose 30, 45, 60, or 90 minutes for your usual, personal, one-on-one music instruction, including technique, theory, improvisation, and songwriting on cello, piano,...

Swaha! Mission, Vision, Values and Culture

December 7, 2015

The mission of Swaha! is to offer the possibility of bringing peace of mind to the world through music. The vision of Swaha! is that humans experience the power of Oneness. The guiding values of Swaha! are: - Oneness - Love - Possibility - Clarity - Acceptance - Gratitude. The culture of Swaha! has these attributes: - Heart guided - Empowered - Playful - Creative - Free Within Frameworks - Students of Music and Life - Everything is "figureoutable."

Who Is Kendra...really?

December 3, 2015

I am just a girl. A girl who loves to play the piano and the cello. A girl who loves to sing…LOVES to sing. A girl who loves to travel, to philosophize, to learn, to eat, to play, to struggle (yes, sometimes I love it), to relax, and to drink in life in dainty sips and then giant gulps. I am nothing special while I am totally unique. I am ultra-loving and judgmental. I am brave and afraid. I am energetic and lazy. I am genuinely happy and deeply sad. I am everything and nothing. And I have an incredibly interesting way of looking at life; a rare way of assimilating information in a way that unites the profane and the Divine; a powerful approach to living life in a way that is awake and all-encompassing. If I were a resort, I’d be all-inclusive-with-moderation. If I were a buffet, I’d be all-you-can-eat-until-75%-full.  If I were a cocktail, I’d be a virgin long island iced tea that gets you drunk on love.