Bloom into Song 2021 Co-facilitators
Ila Cantor has been teaching music worldwide in institutions (Stanford, Frank Sinatra High School, Aquinas College), workshop settings, and privately for over 18 years. Growing up in NY, she had access to study with some of the most legendary musicians and became highly trained in jazz, playing professionally by the time she graduated high school. Ila has published 5 albums and multiple singles of original music and has toured extensively in the US, UK, and Europe with her own bands and as a side(womb)man. She’s also composed music for short films and documentaries, multi-media performances, and has been awarded multiple grants (Van Meir Fellowships, Open Arts Foundation) and commissions (Maginus Project) for composing. Ila is also Co-founder of the Sonora Guitar Intensive. Check out her videos here!
Ila’s teaching style is passionate, distinct, and uniquely developed with care over the years. She believes that all of us have an inherent connection with the language of music, and by understanding concepts intellectually as well as training coordination skills physically, we can unlock the unlimited potential to sing and play any of our hearts’ desires. We're such lucky ducks to have Ila co-facilitating the Sproutling Evenings and some of the daylong retreats.
Tiana Cicco learned to dance in her mother's womb and was belting out songs before she learned to speak. She graduated with a degree in Philosophy and English, then worked for CA State Parks as a nature guide before earning a Masters Degree from CIIS in Ecopsychology. Tiana is passionate about helping people connect to the creative forces of nature that reside both outside and inside our bodies. Her own creative expressions fortify our spirits and ignite a fierce love for eachother and the future of our planet. Tiana is currently creating original songs, dances, and writings as well as working one-on-one with adults and children to deepen our relationships with the natural world. We are so fortunate that Tiana will be co-facilitating the daylong retreats! For more info: www.tianasingsfire.com