Award-winning songwriter, recording artist and filmmaker
An award-winning songwriter, recording artist and filmmaker, Michael Stillwater provides artistic and transformative reflection upon core societal issues. An innovative educator, he catalyzes creative expression in people of all ages.
His film series, co-produced with his wife Doris Laesser Stillwater, has received seven Best Documentary awards and focuses on the music that lives in all of us, .
His chants and healing songs are enjoyed by listening audiences worldwide.
His intuitive recording artistry provides a unique way for people to feel seen and supported at an essential level. His Song Sanctuary seminars and retreats, and SongLife Trainings, give people access to their creative inspiration. He is co-author with film composer, Gary Malkin of the award-winning audio resource for palliative care and transition, Graceful Passages: A Companion for Living and Dying, and Care for the Journey: Messages and Music for Sustaining the Heart of Healthcare.
A guitarist with over 50 years experience teaching and performing, he has recently published No Mind Guitar: Contemplative Practice On Six Strings, a collection of exercises for beginning to advanced players.
His latest recording is Stillwater: Intuitive Music / Empathic Songs.
He resides in Helsinki, Finland with his wife Doris, offering music and creative educational programs online and worldwide.