Madelyn Ilana is an Asheville-based singer/songwriter, violinist, music teacher, herbalist, and practitioner of reiki and Body Dialogue™, a unique form of somatic education and therapy.
With a deep connection to earth and to her body, Madelyn writes music inspired by nature, both inner and outer. Her creative range spans dreamy vocals and songwriting, atmospheric violin pieces, looped ambient drone music, contemplative hip hop, and spoken word poetry. Madelyn intends to share music as a way of connecting us all to our deepest selves, one another, and the life all around us.
Madelyn is currently celebrating the release of her latest album, Awake Dreaming, available on Bandcamp, and anywhere you stream music!
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Classically trained violinist, able to play a variety of styles including Appalachian fiddle, Irish/Scottish, Klezmer, Middle Eastern, ambient music for relaxation, free improvisation, and more! Available for hire for weddings, art receptions, dances, yoga classes, etc.
I believe music is an embodied practice, after all it is our bodies that play the instruments, and when we sing our body literally is our instrument. I incorporate tools from yoga and the Alexander Technique as well as conscious breathing into music lessons. My goal as a teacher is to provide you with the tools and skills to allow you to be creatively free and empowered to express yourself through music. Available for all ages.