Meet the Faculty
Channa A. Seidenberg is a music therapist, musician, and composer based in Camphill Village, Copake, NY. She is a co-founder and faculty member of Resonare. She is the founder and director of the Camphill Village Ensemble in Copake, NY. Channa provides music therapy for children and adults in New York at Camphill Villlage in Copake. She also offers music therapy in Massachusetts as part of Collaborative Therapies of the Pioneer Valley. She is the founder and director of The Hadley Lyre Ensemble. She is a co-founder and member of the Board of the Lyre Association of North America.

Sheila Phelps Johns holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Accompanying from the University of Southern California and a Master of Music degree in Piano Performance from Wichita State University. In addition, she has done post-graduate training in both vocal and instrumental anthroposophic music therapy. She lived in the Washington D.C. area for 30 years, where she spent 14 years teaching music at the Washington Waldorf School. She has spent many years as a community musician working with both children and adults, creating music in social settings, and working with the ill and the dying. She is a co-founder of Resonare and is involved with the leadership of both the Lyre Association of North America and the Association for Waldorf Music Education. She currently lives in Cuenca, Ecuador where she is active as a pianist and lyrist and is also involved with an initiative to support Waldorf Education and the anthroposophic healing arts.  

Catherine Decker is a movement therapist and Spacial Dynamics® practitioner, completing an advanced training   in Spacial Dynamics®. As a special educator and developmental specialist, she works with disadvantaged children in western Massachusetts. Throughout her adult life Catherine has enjoyed choral singing, and she explores music improvisation with the lyre. She has been involved with Resonare since 2008, first as a student and subsequently in the role of movement teacher.​

Karen Derreumaux, born in Norway, completed a textile/ craft teacher training before joining Camphill Communities in the early 1970s. She completed her eurythmy training in Botton Village, England in 1984. She worked in the context of Camphill until 2005, living in England, France, Norway and the US. Since then she has worked as a freelance eurythmist, teaching individuals with special needs, children, and adults at diverse art courses. She is also engaged in bringing experiential eurythmy to anthroposophically extended workshops and seminars. She has also worked as a mentor for coworkers in Camphill Soltane, PA.  She lives in Hillsdale, NY with her husband. They have 3 sons, all now in their twenties.

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Karen Derreumaux
Hillsdale, NY
Channa Andriesse Seidenberg
Philmont, NY
Music therapist and educator, Composer
Catherine Decker
Philmont, NY
Spacial Dynamics®
Special Educator, M.Ed.
Sheila Phelps Johns
Cuenca, Ecuador
Music therapist, Waldorf music teacher, Pianist