Dr. Renée Clair, Mezzo Soprano and Pianist, teaches 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.
Renée offers private voice and piano lessons, as well as seminars, private consultations and group work. Work focuses on bringing out the best in each individual whether in a group or one on one setting.
Dr. Clair offers Entertainment with an element of elegance. Keyboard offerings extend from The American Songbook through the Classics. She is the recipient of multiple national awards for her engaging performances (see Entertainment page).
Singing honors include first place in the National Opera Association Production Competition singing the role of The Witch in Hansel and Gretel as well as many regional and national awards for her performances of Contemporary Classical Music. 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. Dr. Clair is a protégé of Donald Munro, founder of the New Zealand opera (see Recordings page).
Sing with every cell vibrating! Yoga and the Voice is a natural outgrowth of decades of work with yoga, singing and the fifth chakra (your voice). This interactive work goes considerably beyond asanas (physical postures), is aimed at both amateurs and professionals and is appropriate for the speaking voice as well as the singing voice (see Yoga and the Voice page).
Her DMA in vocal performance is from the University of Memphis, TN, her MM in vocal performance is from Bowling Green State University, OH, and her BM in vocal performance is from San Francisco State University, CA.
Her interest in contemporary classical music lead to an extended collaboration with Dr. Brian Bevelander (see New Music page).
Power Acupressure draws from Traditional Chinese Medicine and Energy Psychology as well as Angel Healing. We begin with Meridians (rivers of energy within our bodies). Individual meridians associate with specific emotional themes. Acupressure points are stimulated, meridians are cleared and rebalanced with Angel invocations and physical movement. Positive affirmations are offered along with Meridian Stretching and Strengthening exercises (see Power Acupressure page).
Dr. Clair is certified as an Energy Psychology Practitioner. Energy Psychology assists in releasing blockages as well as clearing trauma and achieving peak performance. Renée began her practice here in Tiffin in June 2016 (see Energy Psychology page).
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 at his then World Headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA. 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).
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