Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT, founding director of Vox Mundi School of the Voice, is a pioneer in the integration of healing voice and sacred sound with contemporary practices in health care and music psychotherapy. An award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist, and an internationally accredited specialist in cross-cultural music healing, Nakkach holds master degrees in psychology, music therapy, and music composition.
Throughout her 30 years of research, study, and practice in the field of music and healing, Nakkach has created an innovative repertoire of therapeutic vocal techniques that have become landmarks in the field of music therapy, sound healing, and voice coaching. Her extensive body of work is widely used in palliative care, hospices, and health-care centers for substance abuse, as well as during pregnancy and delivery. For many years, her CD, Ah, The Healing Voice, has been widely played in health-care centers to create a healing atmosphere before and after surgical interventions. Her sound healing techniques also have been integrated into an innovative curriculum of vocal principles, theories, and applications available through the Vox Mundi School, an international project devoted to teaching and preserving indigenous musical and healing voice traditions, and combining music, service, and spiritual practice.
Sylvia Nakkach travels extensively throughout the world teaching and performing. She is also a member of the faculty at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she created and coordinates a new certification program on sound, music, and voice healing.