I fell in love with the classical guitar in my teens, earned two university degrees in music and since 1988, have pioneered the teaching of classical guitar to children at The Conservatory, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Little did I know that a major shift in the direction of my work was in store for me! Years ago, my innocent experiments in stage fright with myself and with a group of nervous adult students, ultimately led to the pioneering work of Sound Wellness.
Imagining a color while performing worked really well to calm the nerves, but people in the audience kept getting the color. My curiosity was ignited with the questions – What is it about sound that makes it a carrier for thought? And – What else can it do?
Years of personal research and subsequent training with pioneers in Sound Healing, led to being asked to create a program as one of the facilitators in a study on stress sponsored by the Integrative Health Institute at Mount Royal University. At the conclusion of the study, the people in my group were so excited about their experience. So I founded Sound Wellness about a month after that as a way of sharing this information with a larger audience.
What makes sound and music such an effective healer? The human body is a natural resonator for sound. You are deeply and intimately wired for sound – physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And your response to music and sound is as unique as you are.
Sound Wellness has evolved into a series of programs and services that attract people from all walks of life, including practitioners who are interested in adding Sound Healing and Sound Therapy to their practice. I'm the author of Listen from the Inside Out, and have produced and recorded several CDs, solo and with others.
Awards and Affiliations
Evolutionary Business Council, Workplace Speaker Network, eWomenNetwork, Sound Healers Association, Alberta Registered Music Teachers Association.