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Julie Larson
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Creating Peace Through Music

Music has always been the savior of my sanity. From the time I was a young child learning hymns in church - my favorite is "Morning Has Broken" - singing has been the way I best process my emotions and return from the chaos that may be swirling around me back to my center of peace. I immersed myself in music studies over a lifetime to return to that place of peace on a daily basis. It is truly the Spirit in motion.

While teaching in day care, public school settings and private lessons, I have witnessed over and over again that music engages young people's minds in positive directions. When you have something positive to focus on, you can create plentiful positive situations in your everyday experiences.

I have a love for improvisation that was fostered by studying with masters of jazz - I took private lessons with Dave Burns, a member of Dizzy Gillespie's Big Band. I am so grateful to have had that experience. I am so blessed to have had the teachers in my life that have encouraged me to follow my dreams and talents. One of the dreams I am working on now is a method book to teach others how to improvise - sharing this love of creating music.

The best thing you can do for a child, friend or partner is to notice what they are doing right and be supportive of them following their bliss. You may not ever know the full impact of what you have done for them, but you will have made their heart fill with the abundance of love the Universe has for everyone on this planet.

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At 7:48pm on January 2, 2012, Emilio J said…

Hey Julie,

I truly enjoyed all of your tracks !!  Excellent

Peace, Light and Harmony...

Regards,

Emilio

At 5:56am on August 24, 2009, The Ancient One said…
"Let yourself be open and life will be easier. A spoon of salt in a glass of water makes the water undrinkable. A spoon of salt in
a lake is almost unnoticed."
-- Buddha
At 12:35pm on August 10, 2009, thomas said…
Hi Julie ,, I love your music,, I used to live on mt tam,, I guess it really is a magic place,,keep me posted on your news!!
At 7:54pm on August 4, 2009, Teresa Hernandez said…
Hi Julie, nice to hear your music here. I am also a member of Bay Area Architects. Don't forget to celebrate International Peace Day on 9-21-09. Visit Jeremy Gilley's site www.peaceoneday.org to find an event nearby to enjoy the day! I think I'll be headed to Berkeley. Teresa
At 6:31am on July 31, 2009, Faramarz Faridani said…
Hello . Please take a look at my page and listen to Iranian songs , then tell me if you liked it or not .
At 8:56pm on July 30, 2009, Behrooz Rezazadeh said…
Hi Julie,

I am happy to hear your nice words. You are so nice person and kind hearth lady. I am also agree with you, what we are trying is offering the peace and love to the people around us. Although now Iran is not in a good situation in due of the political points, but you could open an account on me as your friend when ever you need any assistance from my side or interested to travel to this region.
Wishing you the best moments in your life. Behrooz
At 12:35pm on July 30, 2009, Silja Saareoks-Kaldre said…
Interesting songs that you have on your page!
At 10:05pm on July 29, 2009, Behrooz Rezazadeh said…
Hi Julie,
Thanks for your kindness and I hope this would be the start of a long term friendship.
Take care, Behrooz
At 5:29pm on July 29, 2009, Annie Silverberg said…
Thanks Julie, Such a great site and community of incredible people!!! Glad to be a friend! Peace, Annie
At 2:15pm on July 29, 2009, Jerry Tomlinson said…
Hi Julie,

Yeah its cold and windy in Mill Valley. It's like living in the Sunset in SF sometimes. A couple weeks ago, I got myself invited to a backyard party in Hayward at the home of Mingo Lewis, who used to be Carlos Santana's drummer. Mingo now has a band called Vortex Tribe. It was a couple of hours of superb music. I'm growing fonder of your side of the Bay.
 
 
 

        

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