New and OLD Classes being offered through the Sound Health Studio at the new 2×2 Sound Health Collective Studio, 44 Second St. Rm. 501
Cymatics: the science of the shapes created by Sound.
Come and learn about this amazing and beautiful phenomenon and it’s profound implications. Videos of Peter Guy Manners discussing and presenting some of Hans Jenny’s original recordings will be watched and discussed.
Difference tones and the brain
In this workshop you will learn all about brain waves and how to alter them using sound. Vocal techniques, tuning forks, all tunable instruments, and various binaural recordings will all be explored for this purpose. These techniques can be used with virtually any population and have wide-ranging effects. Clinical applications will be discussed and presented.
Toning techniques in music therapy
This class features ways of creating sound vocally to support a healing resonance in one’s own body as well as projecting sound outward to help and heal others. Beginning with the original work by Laurel Elizabeth Keyes spelled out in her book, “Toning: the creative power of the voice” this class will offer guidance and techniques for exploring vibratory stimulation in various areas of the body. The class includes the practice of some vocal focusing techniques for health as well as several creative toning processes including an introduction to overtone singing techniques.
This is a hands-on introduction to working with vocally produced difference tones to nullify pain sensation of most any kind in the body. Combining the use of harmonic toning to produce difference tones that entrain brainwaves we will explore this phenomenon by pressing into the body at specific areas (called “trigger points”). I created this approach in the late 1980’s after years of experimenting with neuro-muscular techniques I learned in 1980.
Pain Management with Music
This approach is all about using Active listening to music– as a meditation that is as effective as any medication– in order to redirect one’s focus with regards to bodily sensations in the interest of minimizing or eliminating pain. I began developing this approach in the late 70’s to manage pain due to dental surgery. I soon realized how to do this even with the most extreme degree of sensation using music instead of any kind of anesthetic. The point I stress is to be able to choose to not be in pain when it is not necessary. Pain that has served its purpose, by alerting us to something that requires our attention for our continued safety or well-being, is generally no longer needed or desired. So for that purpose I offer this class.
The Elemental Nature of Music and Sound
This class serves as an introduction to my Elemental Music Alignment (EMA) work. It involves a simple understanding and application of the Ayurvedic five element theory and its relation to music and sound for therapy. Through various interactive processes we explore how the nature elements relate to musical elements. Guidance and suggestions on how to assess a person’s elemental state and how use music to balance these elements is presented and explored.
Here I present my approach to doing gestalt therapy using percussion to serve as a voice or part of a voice in the standard types of experimental exchanges we refer to at the New York Institute for Gestalt Therapy. Various aspects of this drum dialoguing approach will be demonstrated and practiced by all participants. The most pertinent topics of gestalt theory are presented to support this teaching with options to go into further study in the future.
Tuning forks work well to strongly effect the nervous system when used properly. Due to the subtlety and purity of tone (especially with steel forks) the sound that is heard at very close range encourages the listener to receive the sound in a very direct manner. This supports the subtler effects of the various intervals offered in accordance with Ayurvedic or other esoteric theories. For a purely musically based experience, the acoustic qualities of the tuning forks as they are faded in and out of the hearing range provides a heightened listening experience which maximizes the effect of the composition. In this workshop techniques, theory and ample experiences will be presented and enjoyed.