Didgeridoo Lessons

Learn the art of playing the didgeridoo. Daran teaches the “Zen” of didgeridoo as a unique combination of breath therapy, meditation and expression. The deep, vibrational tones offer a unique relaxing and healing experience.

Playing the Didgeridoo can alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea. People who snore have a 67% higher chance of having a stroke and a 34% higher chance of having a heart attack. Playing the didgeridoo is a joyful way to strengthen and tone the tissues of the throat and also provides good exercise for the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.

Daran is a teacher for the Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network.

Testimonials

“Gordon absolutely LOVED the lesson – and I did too. Thank you so much for your patience, enthusiasm, and expertise. You are such a gifted teacher. We look forward to playing and practicing together and more lessons from you. Hugs of appreciation!!”
- Robin M. Poer, M.A.

“Daran is not only a master at playing the didjeridoo, but also an excellent instructor! His passion for helping others learn, and his positive and encouraging approach make learning the didj fun. He has an awesome ability to explain and demonstrate skills and techniques in multiple ways until you are able to grasp the concept. I highly recommend working with Daran if you want to learn to play the didjeridoo.”
- Kyle Kosey

THE BENEFITS OF PLAYING THE DIDGERIDOO:

Alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea

Assist in resolving eating disorders

Help with breathing issues such as asthma and emphysema

Help heal addictions

Increase mental focus

Promote your health and fitness

Strengthen and tone the tissues of the throat

Exercise for the cardiovascular and respiratory systems

Evoke enhanced states of consciousness

Open joyful expression and playfulness

Cultivate mindfulness

FEEL BETTER, SLEEP BETTER, BREATHE BETTER……Play the Didgeridoo

  • Classes are 60 minutes.

  • Investment is $60 for an individual private class. To purchase your lesson online click: HERE

  • For a group class (you provide the group) up to three people, the investment is $75.

  • Feel better, sleep better, breathe better. Take advantage of this special offering of 3 one hour private lessons for only $149. To purchase your lesson online click: HERE

  • FaceTime (919-951-5644) and Skype (Daran Wallman) Lessons are available for $1 per minute.

LOCATION: Daran’s studio at Healing Earth Resources, 506 Old Greensboro Rd Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Buying a didgeridoo? Please contact me daranwallman@gmail.com to learn which didgeridoo will best meet your needs.

DIDGERIDOO INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO SERIES:

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THE EFFECTS OF PLAYING THE DIDGERIDOO ON THE DIDGERIDOO PLAYER

Much of the benefits of playing the didgeridoo is probably due to circular breathing as well as simply breathing more than usual. In order to play didgeridoo one has to breathe a lot. The more you breathe the better your didgeridoo playing gets. Since most people normally breathe very shallow the extra amount of air circulating through the lungs in itself is beneficial. There is no doubt that breathing is one of the most important aspects to our health.
We also use breath to control our emotions - when we are scared we breathe in but we hold that breath and do not let it out. We do the same if we experience pain or anger and do not want to show those emotions. We control our emotions by controlling and holding our breath in.
This is how those emotions become locked up in our bodies and eventually lead to dis-ease. In today’s society we are actually encouraged by social norms to suppress our emotions which makes the situation worse.
Playing the didgeridoo forces the player to push air out of the lungs - a reversal of the un-healthy pattern described above. There is some evidence that cancer is often associated with low oxygen levels in tissue and other evidence that asthma sufferers emphasize the in-breath but do not allow the air to go back out in a relaxed way. We have heard anecdotal evidence that didj playing has vastly improved those afflictions (as well as several others) for some people. If you play the didgeridoo for longer than half an hour, you are likely to go into a trance like state. It is as if your brainwaves go into alpha state. Most people report becoming very relaxed and yet very aware, feeling at rest and yet being energized. 
This is very similar to the state advanced meditators describe. This relaxation, centering and energizing are obviously very beneficial for the player.

The didgeridoo is an instrument that produces a wide range of healing sound frequencies. From a low near infra-sound frequency near 0 Hertz to a high frequency sound with several harmonics going up to about 1000Hertz, we can hear and actually feel the vibrations that are bing made. Ultrasound is a therapeutic modality that has been used by physical therapists since the 1940s. The ultrasound waves pass through the skin causing a vibration of the local tissues. This vibration or cavitation can cause a deep heating locally though usually no sensation of heat will be felt by the patient. Ultrasound can produce many effects. It has been shown to cause increases in tissue relaxation, local blood flow, and scar tissue breakdown. The effect of the increase in local blood flow can be used to help reduce local swelling and chronic inflammation, and, according to some studies, promote bone fracture healing. Aboriginal elders have shared that the didgeridoo was played near sick people to help them heal.

MAKING A PVC DIDGERIDOO. WHAT I CALL A LOW COST OPTION.

I recommend a PVC pipe with an internal diameter of 3.8 cm or 1.5 inches.

For the mouthpiece you can use a plumbing fitting that reduces down to 1.25 inches or fashion a beeswax mouthpiece on the one end of the pipe.

104 cm or 40.9 inches long and your Didgeridoo will be in the key of E.

118 cm or 46.6 inches long and your Didgeridoo will be in the key of D.

132 cm or 52 inches long and your Didgeridoo will be in the key of C.

These are the best keys to learn on.

Didgeridoo Lessons is practiced by: