Violoncellist & Sound Healing/Reiki Practitioner

As a creator and manipulator of sound, violoncellist Maria Scherer Wilson dedicates her talents to music and healing in the Pacific Northwest. 

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Upcoming Events

Sera Cahoone w/String Trio by Alex Guy (Led to Sea) and guest Lenore

The Old Church, 1422 SW 11th Ave , Portland, OR

The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her new album, From Where I Started (released March 24, 2017). Sera will be joined by Alex Guy - viola/violin/vox, Begin Scarseth - violin and Maria Scherer Wilson - cello.

Sera Cahoone w/ String Trio by Alex Guy (Led to Sea) and guest Zoe Muth

Benaroya Recital Hall , 200 University St, Seattle, WA 98101

The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her latest album, From Where I Started (2017). Growing up, Cahoone first found her voice in Colorado dive bars, backing up old blues musicians at age 12 on the drums. Her father, a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman, took the family along to mining conferences and old honky-tonks in the state. The sounds she heard there—the twang of country crooners, cowboy boots on peanut shells—have stayed with her all the way to Seattle, where she lives now, and the seminal indie rock bands she’s been a part of in the city (Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses).

ALEX GUY- Led to Sea Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and principal songwriter for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop ensemble that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Jherek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Sera Cahoone Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

ZOE MUTH - Zoe Muth And The Lost High Rollers First making her name in the Pacific Northwest, where she’s been called “Seattle’s Emmylou,” and heralded as one of the best songwriters to come out of Washington State. Playing bars and cafes as a young pre-school teacher, she saved up her minimum wage earnings and beer bucket tips to pay for her 2009 debut album, Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. That album, along with her 2011 follow up, Starlight Hotel, went on to garner praise from the international press, and landed on No Depression’s “Top 50 Albums” list in their respective years.

Sera Cahoone w/String Trio by Alex Guy (Led to Sea) and guest Zoe Muth

Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave SE, Olympia, WA

The world of American roots music is no stranger to Seattle songwriter Sera Cahoone. Even though her last three albums were on Sub Pop Records and she spent years at the top of the indie charts, she’s always had a streak of Americana that ran through her music, a love of the humble folk song that bolstered her art. She’s returning now to these earliest influences with her latest album, From Where I Started (2017). Growing up, Cahoone first found her voice in Colorado dive bars, backing up old blues musicians at age 12 on the drums. Her father, a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman, took the family along to mining conferences and old honky-tonks in the state. The sounds she heard there—the twang of country crooners, cowboy boots on peanut shells—have stayed with her all the way to Seattle, where she lives now, and the seminal indie rock bands she’s been a part of in the city (Carissa’s Weird, Band of Horses).

ALEX GUY- Led to Sea Violinist, Violist, Composer and Songwriter Alex Guy is the leader and principal songwriter for Led To Sea, a magnetic chamber-pop ensemble that fuses classical, pop and experimental music. Her live show has captivated audiences all over the U.S. and Europe, and draws comparisons to St. Vincent and Andrew Byrd. As a musician Alex has performed and collaborated with a virtual whose who of bandleaders, composers, improvisers and jazz musicians in the Pacific NW and beyond. Notable collaborators include Jherek Bischoff, Laura Veirs, Sera Cahoone Ahamefule Olou, Tucker Martine, Wayne Horvitz, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Mirah, Amanda Palmer, Xiu Xiu, Paranthetical Girls and many more.

Quartet Evolution: Classical Crossover Concert

Garden House, 2336 15th Ave. S., Seattle, WA

Quartet Evolution is a vibrant, fun and versatile string quartet! Begin Scarseth & Lin Chen (violins), Brian Hillyard (viola) and Maria Scherer Wilson (cello). We have been making music and performing in Seattle together since 2009. Our love of musical exploration has brought us to create an expansive and fun repertoire beyond the classical playlist that includes popular rock, pop, jazz tunes and even your latest TV and movie themes. Join us tonight to enjoy a Classical and a Contemporary set of music! Doors at 7:00pm, Concert at 7:30pm, Tickets sliding scale: $10-25

Gyrokinesis Acupuncture Sound Bath

Seattle Changing Room, 2110 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA

Gyrokinesis class and Acupuncture by Paige Barnes - Crystal Alchemy Singing Bowl Sound Bath by Maria Scherer Wilson: The Element of Spring is Wood

Sunday, May 6: 2:00-4:30pm, $85

To Register, please RSVP to the EventBright link listed under tickets.

Come nourish your liver as we transition into the Spring season. In Chinese medicine, the spring season is represented by the element of wood, associated with the liver and gallbladder organ systems. In addition to the function of the organ and it's channel, there is an psychological expression as well. The liver's associated psyche is named the Hun, which can be described as an ethereal spirit. The Hun's nature is to provide inspiration and intuition, giving the mind capacity of self-insight and introspection as well as the ability to project outwards towards vision and purpose. The spring amplifies the essence of the Hun. It asks you to connect to your intuition and inspiration, to create your dreams through imagination, planning and collaboration.

Gyrokinesis class and Acupuncture by Paige Barnes

Gyrokinesis is a slow, fluid, exercise practice based on the natural expression of the spine. By gently working the joints and muscles through circular and rhythmic movements with corresponding breathing patterns, the exercises stimulate and calm the body's nervous system, promote circulation and opening new neuromuscular connections.

Following the class Paige will provide a group acupuncture experience to integrate flow and imagination internally through acupuncture. Yoga mats, bolsters, pillows and blankets will be provided. Paige will listen to your pulse and choose 3 to 5 acupuncture points (maximum 5 needles).

Sound Bath by Maria Scherer Wilson

The acupuncture session will be immersed in a sound bath. Using crystal alchemy Singing Bowls around the body Maria will generate sonic vibrations to relax and ground the energetic body. The vibrations promote a flow between alpha, theta and delta brain waves promoting states associated with vivid imagery, intuition, creativity and deep restorative sleep.

To learn more about Gyrokinesis, please visit www.gyrotonic.com/about/gyrokinesis-method/, and Sound Healing, please visit www.earthtonehealing.com