Dr. Renée Clair is Professor of Voice and Yoga for Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio. Renée founded The Music and Wellness Institute to share a lifetime committed to healing work and the making and teaching of music. Originally from Ohio, Renée spent 15 years in California, 5 years in Australia and 3 years in Memphis, TN. She is happy to be home.
Renée offers private voice and piano lessons, seminars and private consultations.
Her DMA in vocal performance is from the University of Memphis, TN (2011), her MM in vocal performance is from Bowling Green State University, OH (2005), and her BM in vocal performance is from San Francisco State University, CA.
Singing honors include first place in the National Opera Association Production Competition singing the role of The Witch in Hansel and Gretel. Her operatic roles include: Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Cherubino and Marcelina in Le Nozze Di Figaro, Mrs. Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, and Third Lady in Die Zauberflöte. Ms. Clair is a protégé of Donald Munro, founder of the New Zealand opera.
While a student at San Francisco State University, a mind open to new sounds lead directly to a lifelong interest in the music of living composers and the heritage being created in today’s classical music scene. Dr. Clair performs in a variety of professional new music venues and festivals throughout the United States, frequently collaborating with her husband, the composer and pianist Brian Bevelander. The couple has performed together at multiple national events. The CD The Music of Brian Bevelander, on the Equilibrium label, contains 40 minutes of music written by the composer for Renee's voice.
Sing with every cell vibrating! Yoga for Singers is a natural outgrowth of decades of work with yoga, singing and the fifth chakra (your voice). Participants may be professional or amateur musicians. This interactive work goes considerably beyond asanas (physical postures).
Power Acupressure is a combination Traditional Chinese Medicine and Energy Psychology and Meridian Stretching. Meridians are the channels of energy within our bodies. Each individual meridian associates with specific emotional themes. Acupressure points are stimulated while affirmations from Energy Psychology are offered. Physical movement is involved. Balance, strength and healing are created.
Dr. Clair is certified as an Energy Psychology Practitioner through ACEP (Association for Comprehensive Energy). ACEP is spearheaded by 24 leaders from around the world making truly comprehensive and up to date energy techniques available to practitioners and their clients. Renée began her practice here in Tiffin in June 2016.
While living in Australia (1994-1998) Renée discovered Bikram Yoga and knew immediately that she would become a teacher. She received her teaching certification directly from Bikram Choudhury in 2006. Dr. Clair has taught in Bikram Yoga studios in California, Tennessee, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. She has been studying, practicing and teaching meditation, yoga and other healing modalities since living in Berkeley, CA (1978-1994).
Dr. Clair is currently based in Tiffin, Ohio, from which she travels for The Music and Wellness Institute, Energy Psychology, Yoga, Music and pleasure. She teaches applied voice for Heidelberg University and Oak Harbor High School.
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