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As a teenager, Bidi Dworkin performed as a folk
singer in coffee houses throughout New England.
She earned a M.Ed in Dance Education
from NYU, while performing with the Nancy Meehan
After moving to a quiet valley in rural Vermont, she
continued her movement studies, becoming a yoga
instructor, training in the US as well as India. Especially
moved by devotional song, Bidi embraced the
musical traditions and techniques of Sanskrit
chanting, and Hebrew melodies, performing as a
Curious to strengthen her voice, diversify her
repertoire, and return to jazz, she enrolled in a vocal
workshop taught by Peter Eldridge, which led to
studies at the Vermont Jazz Center, where she met
Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan, who became her
She attended the Summer Vocal Intensive at
California Jazz Conservatory, co-led by Laurie
Antonioli and Theo Blechmann, where she was first
exposed to Somatic Voicework TM. She continues to hone her voice with SVW certified educators (also vocal artists) Jamie Leonhart, Brenda Earle Stokes, Kate McGarry, Andrea Wolper, and Andrea Claburn.
Since 2014, she’s been performing as a jazz vocalist
throughout the Northeast and Canada, releasing her debut album Beautiful Souvenirs in 2020.
She is currently teaching Somatic Voicework TM, having
completed Levels 1 and 11 in 2020, and Level 111 in 2021.