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 Post subject: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 25.01.2012, 20:39 
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Heads up, didgeridoo players:

The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live! If you are a didgeridoo player that wants to help others and increase your teaching earnings, go now to http://sleepapneadidgeridoo.com/ to learn more, or go directly to http://skysongpro.com/join.htm to join.

Yeah, I'm excited about this! I've had a number of students with apnea and can honestly say it's a good thing for them and a good thing for me. Maybe it can be a good thing for you, too!

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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 08.02.2012, 04:37 
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We're now up to 20 teachers in 7 countries! Who's next? :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 08.02.2012, 17:49 
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Well you guys wanted banter so what is better than a conversation about fat truckers snoring and waking up to much in the night, because they eat to many Yorkies?????????????????????


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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 08.02.2012, 18:12 
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possibly stockie wrote:
Well you guys wanted banter so what is better than a conversation about fat truckers snoring and waking up to much in the night, because they eat to many Yorkies?????????????????????


Really, is that how you see this? It's an unfortunate perspective, I think. The fact is, there are millions of people, some obese but many not, that are suffering with this condition, which learning to play didg may help. And there are a lot of didg players that are likely to want to help others, and to legitimately increase their income doing something they love. Seems to me to be a win-win situation.

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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 12.02.2012, 12:31 
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Hi Steve,
I don't really get it...
You're asking for a 25$ membership to join your list, but what is given in return apart from being on the list ?
Do you provide a list of "sleep clinics" to the SADN teachers ?
How international is the SADN ? Only USA ? Only Commonwealth or English-speaking countries ? All countries ?
Do you provide a program to the teachers or are they all flying in the directions they want ? (new-agers, trad'heads, techno'heads, hippies, etc... there are many profiles of didj' players)
What is the scientific credibility of the SADN ? (clinics will ask for a solid scientific background)
You're not giving any price for lessons' fees as it may "vary by locality"... ok that's fair, but maybe you should give a way to estimate that price anyway, or just examples of your own fees.

Waiting for more info :-)
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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 13.02.2012, 00:08 
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Hi Ahaw,

Good questions, thanks.

First, I am actually coming from a good place with honorable intentions; it takes time to create and organize such a project and the fee covers a bit of my time and effort. I sure ain't getting rich off of didg players)! Actually, I've made very little compared to my time investment so far. I see my earnings as increasing from the increased teaching opportunities, and hope for some increase in visibility that spills over into my various musical endeavors, etc.

So far, we have 21 members in 7 countries. It's a start.

I do send out tips, info and resources to members, and now that we have at least a semi-respectable number of members am working to publicize and promote the network. We're rising in search engines. Efforts that promote the entire project should benefit the individual members.

We are not certifying members nor insisting on a particular approach to teaching. Way too many issues and problems there, and just not practical. And I don't have an issue with whether a player prefers trad, contemporary, or whatever. That's not important in this context. If they are poor teachers, they are unlikely to do well, same as a bad clarinet or guitar teacher. And if we get complaints they can be removed from the network.

Proof: There is the one Swiss study cited and published in the BMJ. Much anecdotal evidence, which is mounting. And I for one was skeptical at first and shared that opinion when I first started getting contacted by local sleep clinics and patients a few years ago. However, seeing that I used to have sleep apnea and don't any longer, and that numerous organizations such as the US National Institutes of Health, Mayo, etc. are onboard, that satisfies my own need to feel that there is sufficient merit to proceed.

Fees: yes, it's reasonable to me that teachers set their own rates. And what is common does vary by area: music teachers in NYC, charge more than teachers in Tuva, for example. Here in Minneapolis, $50/lesson is not considered a lot by any means. If that is used as an example, the first lessons pays back the cost of joining by 200%. Not too bad, I think. It's easy for teachers to investigate what local music teachers charge for lessons, and to act accordingly.

Fact is, millions of folks have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, more to come, and they are searching for relief. I've had several students that searched and found me before I got started the network. The medical establishment and the public media are promoting didgeridoo as being an appropriate treatment. It is likely to help some sufferers and I've seen that happen. Others may not benefit. Nothing is the right treatment for every patient, for any ailment or condition.

But it is out there, people are interested in trying didg for their osa, and don't know where to find help (or decent instruments). So this represents an opportunity for didg players to help them, and to make some decent earnings. Some see this as worth joining, others not. C'est la vie.

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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 13.02.2012, 17:23 
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Absolutely not.
C'est la vie


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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 24.02.2012, 16:08 
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Pablo and Warner did a children’s show to introduce them to didgeridoo. Steve had supplied us with a proposed outline of a letter about sleep apnea that I modified into a handout that I placed on the table. Several people picked them up. Steve has defiantly put a lot of effort into this.

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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 24.02.2012, 16:53 
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Heh, not so defiantly! More definitely. :wink: But thanks, Warner!

Yup, been interacting with folks on sleep forums; I think Pablo already got a student from me doing that. I have a number, and am being asked to do presentations and workshops for sleep centers... I'm digging it... and we're just getting started.

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 Post subject: Re: The Worldwide Sleep Apnea-Didgeridoo Network is now live!
PostPosted: 08.03.2012, 16:11 
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Ya... thats a funny typo! Thanks Steve.

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