308 Holly Hills Drive, Mount Juliet, TN
After 25 years in Corporate America, working for the most amazing companies [Apple Computer, Digidesign (Pro Tools), Gibson Guitar, and Griffin Technology], Karen Renée felt a deep calling to use her unique musical talents, experience and marketing expertise to advocate for and participate in sound and music healing modalities.
After leaving Nashville-based Griffin Technology in December 2012, she founded "The Music City Alliance for Sound & Music Healing,” a community of people dedicated to advocating for, participating in and spreading the "good news" about sound and music healing.
“In a city rich in music and healthcare innovations it is time for us to raise the awareness of the power for sound and music to heal and transform people at depth. From birth to death the vibration of sound can be used to promote well-being, help to lead happier, healthier lives and can even assist in the process of dying. Let us become a beacon for the world, shining a light on new innovative and traditional methods of healing through sound and music. It just makes logical sense for the greater city of Nashville, this wonderful community of creative souls to bring the power of sound to a whole new realm.”
Walking her authentic path she found inspiration in frame drum singing, toning and drumming. Introduced to the frame drum from a TEDx talk by Eliana Gilad in early 2013, she states “The first time I watched and listened to her sing into the drum, I knew that I was being called to do it as well. I believe there is an opportunity for a lot of people to resonate with it. I am facilitating "play-shops," organizational workshops and private sessions to introduce others to the art and magic of the frame drum. It's not just for drumming anymore and you don’t need to be a trained musician to benefit from it.”
Her new venture called "Frame Drum Wisdom-Reclaim Your Voice For Healing" is helping people reclaim their voice, to speak their truth and create sounds that stir their heart and soul. She has touched the lives of people in transition through volunteering at Alive Hospice; awakened the voices of people of all ages, especially women; provided connection and vocal strength for people with Parkinson’s and Alzheimers; and currently facilitates weekly sound and drumming sessions at Voyage, a residential recovery center for women. The application for this frame drum wisdom is truly endless.
Karen Renée has always had a deep desire to help connect people to the beauty that resides within and around them. This new path on her journey continues to expand her ability to touch people’s lives in a profound way. “I am energized by helping people find and embrace who they really are so they can shine their authentic, beautiful light into the world. We need all of our lights to shine brightly, now more then ever.”
Karen Renée is available for live performance opportunities and recording. Frame drum singing is truly a unique, mesmerizing sound that can transform the energy of any room or audience.