Sunday September 22, 4:00-5:15pm;  $25

This workshop is for anyone interested in learning to use music for stress reduction, and is open to everyone regardless of experience or musical skill.  Participants will learn how to use singing to optimize its inherent therapeutic power, and thereby reduce stress at the deepest level. Based on the work of leading holistic healer, John Diamond, M.D., the approach is straightforward yet powerful in its impact, and can be used to benefit anyone.

The workshop is for anyone interested in learning to use music for stress reduction, and is open to everyone: You do not need previous musical training or talent to benefit. “Shower” singers welcome!

Seating is limited.  Make a reservation today at (914) 533 7500 or email

Presenter: Peter Muir, Ph.D.

Music for Stress Reduction: An Introduction

Peter Muir, Ph.D.

Peter Muir is a world-class musician whose approach is guided by a passionate belief in the power of music to transform the well-being of individuals and communities.  Internationally recognized as pianist, educator, musicologist, and conductor, his ground-breaking approach is deeply influenced by the life-work of John Diamond, M.D., a leading authority in using the arts for health, with whom Dr. Muir has been closely associated for almost thirty years.

A pianist and vocalist with an impressively broad repertoire embracing jazz, blues, ragtime, and classical,  the New York Times  has described his playing as “potent” and Newsday has praised his “terrific” performances.
As an educator Dr. Muir focuses on  approaches to learning and making music that maximizes its therapeutic impact.  He works with anyone seeking to connect their music more deeply to their lives, particularly those with disabilities, and his work has been featured in national media and peer-reviewed journals. As a musicologist Peter is a noted scholar of American vernacular music and author of the critically acclaimed Long Lost Blues: The Rise of Blues in American Popular Culture. Peter has been directing choral and instrumental groups for more than 25 years in the UK and US.  He is founder and director of The Singing Songbirds, an inclusive community chorus based in Millbrook, NY.