Soul Trekkers – Sitting with Sound and Silence – Saturday, March 2, 2024, 1 – 3:30 pm

Classical Piano and
Centering Prayer

Allow yourself to be serenaded by the beautiful sounds of the piano and experience the transformative power of meditation. This event promises to be an unforgettable fusion of musical brilliance and mindfulness with concert pianist, Daniel Schene.

Flow of the day for Sitting with Sounds and Silence

  • Daniel will open with a few remarks about music and centering prayer. We will explore a couple of pieces of classical music that may enhance our sit. 
  • A little intro to CP and the method 
  • Then the four guidelines of Centering Prayer will be reviewed and lead into a  20 minute sit. 
  • Following the meditation, we will listen to several more pieces of classical piano music, alternating with commentary on music, how it effects our inner world and how it relates to meditation.
  • There will be opportunity for participants to share their reflections.

Gathering 1 – 1:30 pm
Piano Event Begins: 1:30 – 3:30 pm
There will be light snacks and refreshments.

NOTE: This is an intimate space and registration is limited to 20 participants.
Please register using the form below.
In the event this session becomes full and you wish to be added on a waitlist please email

LOCATION:This event is located at a residence. Once you are registered, you will be sent an email on February 29 with the address and other necessary information. We look forward to seeing you.

THE FEE IS $10: Prepayment is required for this event. To pay by credit card or PayPal use the PAY NOW button below the form.
Deadline for checks received is February 26. Send Checks To: COSTL, c/o CCC, 830 N Kirkwood Rd, Kirkwood MO 63122.

If you are able, please join us at the Supporter level with a donation of your choice which covers our rent and other expenses. If you pay by PayPal please cover the fee when making your payment.

If you’re not able to attend but wish to support our ministry, by making a contribution of any amount via PayPal or credit card, please use the Donate button at right.  We appreciate your prayers and support as well. Thank you!

Daniel Schene

Pianist Daniel Schene has long been known as a consummate artist and a superlative teacher. Having performed throughout the United States, Canada, South America, and Asia, concert-goers have come to admire his comprehensive musicianship and formidable technique. Symphony, Schene studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts with Rebecca Penneys, and subsequently at Indiana University with György Sebok and Enrica

Cavallo-Gulli. While at IU, he received the prestigious Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship. Thereafter, he continued his studies at The Eastman School of Music with Penneys.

As a recitalist and concerto soloist, Schene has been acclaimed for his “exquisite pianism and musicianship” (St. Louis Post Dispatch). He has performed at numerous venues, including Salle Cortot and Theatro da Paz. Since 1983, he has given annual solo recitals at the University of Missouri-Columbia and Webster University. He also performs regularly at IU’s Summer Music series and many other music schools throughout the United States.

A passionate chamber musician, Schene has collaborated with such renowned artists as Zara Nelsova, Dénes Kovács, and St. Louis Symphony concertmasters Jacques Israelievitch and David

Halen. He was the duo partner of violinist va Székely of the Esterhazy Quartet for four decades. Schene has also appeared with the Arianna String Quartet and was for many years the pianist of the Trio Americas and the Webster Trio.

Devoted to the music of our time, Schene has played works of Joan Tower, Libby Larsen, James Willey, Andrew List, Roberto Escobar, and David Werfelmann, and has premiered and recorded numerous compositions. Schene is Emeritus Professor of Music at Webster University, where he was director of Piano Studies from 1983 to 2020. He is a founding faculty member of the Indiana University Piano Academy and the Institute of Advanced Vocal Studies in Paris. He has given guest master classes in France, Brazil, Taiwan, and throughout the United States. Schene records for CRI and New World Records.

Join Soul Trekkers on first Saturdays as we explore centering prayer

For more information about the Soul Trekkers CLICK HERE.

  • November 4 – Walking in the Woods with Colleen Baum
  • December 2 – Crystal Bowls Sound Bath with Missy
  • January 6 – Poetry with Dwight Bitikofer
  • March 2 – Classic Piano and Meditation with Daniel Schene


The Fee for this event is $10 and may be paid when registering.

The Fee is $10.00. Or, if you are able, please join us at the Supporter level with a donation of your choice, which covers our rent and other expenses. If you pay by PayPal, please cover the fee when making your payment.

Prepayment is required for this event. Paying by Credit Card or PayPal when registering is preferred.

PayPal: click the Pay Now button below.

Or send a check to:
c/o CCC

830 N Kirkwood Rd
Kirkwood MO 63122.

Deadline for checks received is February 26.

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