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Discover the Power of Sacred Sound & Devotional Music

Join the transformative 1-month
Immersion Course at Alma Music Temple

Are You Ready to Deepen Your
Musical Skills and Spirituality?

Welcome to a unique opportunity to dive into the transformative power of music and spirituality. Emel Michael and Dermot McNeill, acclaimed musicians and founders of the Alma Music Temple, have carefully curated a month-long Sacred Sound & Devotional Music Immersion Course. This comprehensive training is designed for individuals looking to elevate their musical abilities within the healing arts. We're hosting this immersive journey from the 20th of October to the 20th of November 2023, nestled amidst the tranquility of the Chirripó mountains of Costa Rica - you may express your interest today by signing up via the form below to get the chance to secure yourself 1 of 10 available spaces.

In a simple second step we will figure out if you're a good fit to immerse & cocreate with us
(you'll receive more details in the Email after sign-up ;))


During this one-of-a-kind course, you'll delve into specialized modules ranging from guitar skills, vocal training, music language & aural perception, songwriting, to performance practices. All this, combined with the serenity of our location, promises a truly unforgettable retreat experience. We envision a limited group of dedicated participants to maintain an intimate and supportive learning environment. But first, we'd love to gauge your interest! ;)

5 Modules of Study

Welcome to our 1-Month Intensive Programme: Medicine and Sacred Music Immersion

Immerse yourself in the essential aspects of medicine and sacred music through our unique and transformative course. This intensive programme offers individuals the opportunity to commit to a comprehensive 1-month study, providing 120 hours of specialist musical training divided into five essential modules. Whether you seek cerebral understanding or esoteric exploration, this course caters to both levels of engagement.

Module 1 - Guitar Techniques


Master the art of guitar playing by becoming fluent in open position chords, enabling you to accompany songs with ease. Develop a range of right-hand strumming and picking techniques, solidifying your guitar skills and allowing you to command the instrument with confidence. Additionally, learn to play captivating single-note melody lines through the exploration of major and minor scales.

Module 2 - Vocal Studies and Voice Training


Led by Emel, an esteemed vocal coach from the London Community Gospel Choir, this module provides a comprehensive study of the voice. Enhance the tonal quality of your voice, expand your vocal range, and improve breath control and vocal projection. Emel will guide you through a series of tried and tested vocal warm-ups, unlocking your full singing potential.

Module 3 - The Language of Music and Aural Perception


Discover the fundamentals of the universal language of music. This module combines theoretical understanding with practical application, delving into harmony, rhythm, melody, and intervals. Develop the ability to confidently communicate and share musical ideas, expanding your awareness of choices when writing songs and composing music. Train your ear to recognize chords, intervals, and melodies within a given key, cultivating perfect relative pitch.

Module 4 - Write and Compose Your Own Songs


Find your own unique voice in this module dedicated to songwriting and composition. Tap into the creative process through daily musical mantras that elevate the vibrational energy field, allowing sacred songs to flow through you. Start with simple yet powerful musical statements or hooks, and learn various techniques and musical devices to develop and refine your songs.

Module 5 - Develop a Personalised Setlist for Performance Prepare to hold a musical space for up to an hour and a half as you learn up to 30 medicine songs and mantras. Craft a personalized solo setlist that showcases your musical journey. Hone your skills by performing at our weekly devotional music evening, creating a meditative and captivating experience for the gathered audience.

Course Outcome

At the culmination of the 1-month immersion course, you will create a captivating 30 to 45 minute performance set. This set will be presented to an audience at the serene ALMA MUSIC TEMPLE, nestled in the heart of Costa Rica's Chirripó mountain. As part of the event, you will actively promote and bring an audience, which will include other performers on the bill. Craft a setlist that showcases your unique interpretation and summary of the techniques and musical practices acquired from the five modules within the 120-hour course duration. Additionally, feature at least one original song/composition or meditative sound piece in your final performance.

Join us at Alam Music Temple for a one-of-a-kind educational vacation, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Chirripó mountain. Immerse yourself in the harmonious blend of medicine and sacred music, and embark on a transformative journey that will unlock your full creative and musical potential.

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