Practitioner Profile - Phoebe Dubar
Phoebe is a vocalist, violist and producer who studied at the Victorian College of the Arts and has worked as a professional musician since, fronting a number of original projects and jazz, funk and soul acts for the past couple of decades.
However her deep love of yoga and fascination with sound and vibration, drew her to sound healing as a modality. After studying for the past three years with the Sound Healing Academy (Cornwall), she has a Diploma to practice 1-on-1 with clients, using sound as the primary tool to address various health and wellbeing concerns.
In groups, she facilitates sound baths at yoga studios around Melbourne and beyond, using a combination of crystal and Himalayan singing bowls, chimes, gongs, hand pan, Monochord and vocal toning. Participants lie down and relax as they are “bathed” in sound, slowing down their brainwaves and lulling them into a deep state of meditation and healing. It’s a profound experience for many, with no experience or skills required by its participants.
During Melbourne’s lengthy 2020 lockdown, she did regular online events and was heartened to receive feedback from participants, that she had helped them through anxiety and sleep disorders; some of whom were mere children.
Her entry into the sound healing space coincided with her most recent, solo musical venture, IKSRE (I Keep Seeing Rainbows Everywhere), which combines field recordings she has meticulously collected from across the vast Australian landscape, with vocals, synths, strings and binaural beats.
“Her sound palette lies at the delicate intersection of the natural world in fissure with atmospheric electronics and instruments. Much like Philip Glass or Ryuichi Sakamoto, Dubar’s way with a subtle shift into an irregular rhythm, a harmonic modulation or change in articulation, tricks the listener into a trance…. IKSRE is seriously slept on - it’s time to wake up.” (The Wire Magazine, January 2021 - Mariam Rezaei)
Her first two albums - Unfurl (2019) and Intermission (2020) were self released but her recent album of remixes, Transmission (2021) came out on Seattle based Ambient and Neo-classical label, Hush Hush Records. This release has seen widespread coverage including plays on BBC Radio 3, triple j and double j.
Phoebe is deeply passionate about using sound and vibration as a key tool for healing, and using field recordings to help city dwellers connect with the sounds of our earth. She also aims to create somewhat of a time capsule of the sounds of nature, as they are now, as we hurtle towards the decline in biodiversity and climate crisis.
Level 1 Foundations of Integral Sound Healing (Multi Instrument)
Level 2: Practitioner Diploma in Integral Sound Healing Multi-Instrument Course (1-2-1 Clients)