I found my way to create Kamala Sound through a rich journey of life experience and formal education. I grew up in a musical family, pursued a formal musical education as well as a wide range of other interests. I have traveled extensively and sought continuing education to further my skills and experience.
- 2012 Master of Metaphysical Science, M.Msc., University of Metaphysics
- 2011 Foundation in Aging Certificate, Boston University School of Social Work Institute for Geriatric Social Work
- 2011 Level II EFT
- 2010 Professional Coaching certificate, University of New Hampshire
- 2010 Professional Diploma, Metaphysical Practitioner
- 2010 Ordained Metaphysical Minister, International Metaphysical Ministry University Seminary
- 2009 Level III, The Reconnection
- 2005 Level I EFT
- 2005 Level I, II Reconnective Healing
- 2004 MSW, University of New Hampshire, Summa cum Laude
- 1997 BA, Music Performance, minor in Social Work, University of New Hampshire, Magna cum Laude
A Musical Life
Performing professionally since 1986
I had my first paying gig in 1986 singing in a wedding. I have been performing ever since. I completed a Bachelors in flute performance in 1997. I have had the privilege of operating a private music studio on the seacoast of NH/ME since 1994 teaching individuals and chamber groups to children and adults. I regularly adjudicate music competitions and festivals in New England.
A drumming education in Africa
My undergraduate education included a 4-month sabbatical in Ghana, West Africa in 1996 studying drumming with a master drummer and conducting research on traditional music in early elementary public schools. I returned to Ghana in 1997/1998 for an additional two months of study. I have been an artist in residence or guest artist at schools throughout New England and California.
I have been teaching flute and African Drumming at the Summer Youth Music School at The University of New Hampshire since 1998.
Called to Coaching
I finished my Masters in Social Work in 2004 and a certificate as a Professional Coach in 2010 and am currently finishing a certificate in Aging program through Boston University and finishing a PhD in Metaphysics through the University of Metaphysics in Sedona. I spent 7 years working as a social worker with families and individuals with developmental disabilities and brain injuries. I have worked as an Adjunct faculty in both a Social Work and a Family Studies Department since 2007. I also worked as a Title One Tutor in both math and English for grades 5-8. Coaching allows me to use all of my education and experience to work one on one with individuals focusing on their strengths and guiding them towards their visions.
A Healing Path
I have worked with many practitioners seeking my own health and wellness. I have received these services and continue to use them personally since being formally trained. I received certificates in EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) Level I and Levels I and II of Reconnective Healing in 2005, Level III, The Reconnection in 2009, and Level II EFT in 2011.
Focused on Wellness
I worked as a Family Life Educator through a University Cooperative Extension program from 2005-2011 teaching adults in the community important life skills; parenting, child development, financial management, stress management and nutrition/wellness.
I am passionate about life, about discovery, about spirit, and about truth. I have experienced all of the services I provide as a ‘client’ and know first hand the vast possibilities inherent in this work! My mission has always extended to guiding others into their own awareness and supporting them to put their intentions into practice. Kamala Sound is the result of my life path.
I approach my work with people from a strengths perspective and use my broad knowledge and experience to meet each person as an individual in a place that feels comfortable. I enjoy both one-on-one work as well as group work. I invite you to find your rhythm.
Playing percussion since he was 8, Chilean musician, Andrés Espinoza has performed and/or taught in several countries of the world, Including Chile, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Cuba, USA, Mexico, England, Italy and Canada.
Multiple degrees!! Andrés graduated with a performance degree in Afro-Cuban percussion from the school for the performing arts in La Habana, Cuba. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he attended on scholarship and became the first ever hand percussionist to major in Jazz Composition in the history of the school. He earned his Masters in music in Jazz Studies and Ethnomusicology at the University of York in England where he was awarded the Lady Roslyn Lyons Scholarship (full tuition). He is currently pursuing his PhD in ethnomusicology at Boston University.
Accomplished Composer and Band Leader, Andrés is the composer, musical director and percussionist of the Andres Espinoza World Jazz Ensemble, the Andres Espinoza Octet and the Latin fusion sextet Los Songos Jalapenos.
Extensive Research! His research focuses in the study of ethnomusicology as applied to jazz performance and composition. Other research areas include music of the Afro Latino Diaspora and Salsa as a defining factor of Latino Identity.
Please see Andres’ CV for more details.