Andrea Goodman MMS


About Andrea

ANDREA GOODMAN is a pioneer in vocal expression. Since 1974 she has been performing at the forefront of theatre and music. As an original member of the Meredith Monk Vocal Ensemble for 17 years, she performed in numerous concerts, multi-media theatre productions, films and recordings, touring worldwide, singing mostly without words in a universal language of sound. She is heard on five of Monkís albums: Songs From the Hill/Tablet on Wergo Spectrum, Dolmen Music, Turtle Dreams, Do You Be, and Book of Days, all on ECM. During her years in New York, she also appeared in theatre works of Lee Nagrin, composed scores for Bond St. Theatre and the choreography of Jeannette Stoner, and appeared as Sappho in Maiden Songs, by the New York Greek Drama Company.

Composing music since 1985, Andrea has created Song-Stories, stories told as much through sound as through words, self-accompanied on bandura, an Ukrainian instrument with 55 strings. These are on a recording made in l991, The Moonís Daughter & Other Song-Stories.

She composes for and performs regularly with the Maine-based Figures Of Speech Theatre in Nightingale, an award-winning puppet piece, playing on Broadway during the 1996 International Puppetry Festival. Also with Figures Of Speech, Andrea composed music for Festival Of Light in 1994, and performs as narrator and singer in their most recent (2001) production, She-Who-Loves.

Andrea has received four grants from Meet the Composer to perform new compositions, the most recent in 2005 for "Vocal Magic", performed at Deep Listening Space in Kingston, NY.

Working with the language of symbol and metaphor as a professional astrologer, she composed Planet Songs, expressing the essence of each planet. Her work since 1985 with the Voyager Tarot and using intuitive, channeled singing for healing have brought her to the concept and creation of Divine Doorways, Soundings on the Sacred Voyage of the Wheel of Tarot, her CD with drummer Gerry Hemingway, released on her own label, Ruby-Throated Records. Goodman and Hemingway met in 1996, performing together as guests of dancer Daria Fain in a concert at the Fondation Cartier, Paris, France. They gave duet concerts in Portland, Maine, and in New York City in November, 1998.

In April, 2001, Andrea sang the lead role in a new opera, Io And Her And The Trouble With Him in Madison, WI, at the University of Wisconsin. The opera is written by author Ione with music by composer Pauline Oliveros.

Andrea has been teaching voice since 1979, privately and in classes and workshops. She teaches experiential mythic astrology and mystical voice work on journeys and retreats with author/psychotherapist Ione, in 1997, 1999, 2001 and 2003 to Egypt and in 1998 to Hawaii. Recordings from the trips to Egypt will comprise a forthcoming CD, Return To Egypt, created with Ione on Ruby-Throated Records.

Since 1985, Andrea has been working with vocal sound-healing, intuitively using the vibrations of her voice to assist the free flow of energy, soothing, relaxing, energizing, and releasing tension. She also teaches others to use their voices for their own and othersí healing.

Ordained as a Priestess/Minister of the Ministry Of Maat, in 1998, Andrea considers all of her work as performer, teacher and astrologer to be her ministry. The mission of the Ministry of Maat is to nurture the concept of world-wide harmony and balance. Maat is the ancient Egyptian Divine embodiment of cosmic truth, harmony and justice. She is shown with wings. She orders the Universe and is its heart. Andrea creates and conducts tailor-made ceremonies for weddings, commitment ceremonies, funerals, naming, coming of age, special birthdays, and blessings for homes, boats, or new ventures.

In 2003, she opened Ruby-Throated Spirit, Sanctuary and Voice/Star Studio, at her home on Barterís Island, Boothbay, Maine. In addition to her teaching, sound-healing, astrology and tarot readings, she offers ceremonies, workshops and retreats for small groups.

Andrea has one daughter, Rose, born in 1992.

Andrea Goodman
(207) 633-4175, (207)380-5291                 

305 East Side Road, Trevett, ME 04571



I am grateful to my teachers and mentors who have guided me throughout my career: John Devers who taught me voice, Allan Wayne in dance, Alethea Worden in astrology, Wendy Ashley in mythic astrology, the Rev. Ellen Resch, the Rev. Ione, Meredith Monk, Lee Nagrin, and Henrietta Weigel.


As a busy practitioner of Oriental Medicine I am so grateful to have Andrea Goodman in my life. I see her as a priestess and a midwife of the unfolding soul. Through private counseling, as well as participation in group and individual retreat I have profoundly experienced her generous presence, her wisdom, and her clarity. Her insight continuously deepens and informs my healing work, my creative process, as well as my own personal journey of transformation as a woman. I have frequently entrusted my patients to her for readings, rituals, procreation and birth counseling, and sound healing. It is always a joy to witness how her process with them has inspired new levels of wellbeing and realization.  
-- Rachel Koenig, Founder of Aurora Healing Arts, Brooklyn, New York

Andrea appeared in my life as a mentor, a guide, and a member of my soul family. I feel as if I have known  her for eternity. Her purity, and authentic devotion  to expressing divine love resonates so deeply in me it  is like the rising and setting of celestial wonder we have in this tiny place in the universe we call home.  She has held my hand as I have walked my very unique and complicated path to discover the gifts I have to  offer the world.

She has read the stars for me, mirrored the pain I have had in my life through uncanny tarot readings that bloomed the reality of  psychic phenomena, and has provided a healing space  for my processing to unfold. Her magic is endless as  the waves of her moon hair dance to the vibration of  her exquisite ruby throated song. I have longed to join her in her work in so many ways, to be close to the fire of her brilliance.

The greatest gift is that  she has allowed all of who she meets to see their reflection in the stillness of her magnificence. She  will be the one that marries me, as she has married me to the life I lead and the dreams I long to  midwife, counselor, friend, and teacher I am overjoyed  to know her and be with her through this life.      --Ingrid Tosteson