Joss Jaffe

Joss has developed a unique style of teaching that encourages students to experience the joy of their own voice in a safe and supportive environment. He draws from his own experiences and wisdom, as well as the techniques developed by master music teachers including Montino Bourbon. He works with all levels, helping each individual find their own voice and dive into the ocean of sound. Joss has taught in the Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Hawaii and the United States including at retreat centers Esalen, Heartwood, Pema Osel Ling and Harbin Hot Springs.

Joss has extensive teaching experience with his ongoing classes at Vox Mundi International School of the Voice. He has been an assistant teacher at California Institute of Integral Studies Certificate Sound Certificate Program, Dave Stringer’s Kirtan Flight School and Kristine Adam’s Fat Chance Belly Dance Workshops. He has accompanied Jai Uttal’s Kirtan Camp, Lorin Roche’s “Radiance Sutras” jams and Saul David Raye’s workshops.

“Joss Jaffe gives a joyful, powerful workshop that allows students to experience the beauty of their voices – even those of us with fears and insecurities about singing! The vibration was so high we practically floated out, feeling as if we could sing with Krishna’s gopis, making beautiful music. Joss is truly a gifted teacher.”
–Renée Tillotson, owner, Still & Moving Center

Workshops & Presentations

  • Tala & Rhythm

    Come and experience to the fundamental concepts of musical rhythm prevalent in India and around the world. Using spoken rhythmic words (Bols), rhythmic building blocks (Jatis), hand clapping and body percussion along with stories, demonstrations and movement exercises, Joss guides beginning students through a variety of techniques that allows them to experience the beauty of rhythm.

    60 min | Lovers’ Nest

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