This is my chance to give you a small taste of the work I’ve been able to bring to thousands of people in the three years since graduating from CIIS as a certified sound healer. I subsequently became a Certified Music Practitioner for health care settings. In the six short months since I was hired as a bedside musician part time at a hospital, I’ve made just shy of 500 bedside visits, bringing music to inspire relaxation, wholeness, and peace. And that’s not counting the thousands of people I’ve been able to touch while playing in the hallways and at the nursing stations.
This compilation has been carefully selected to help you relax. First, by catching the attention of your body’s rhythmic systems with more upbeat tunes, then transitioning into a gentle closing melody, designed to leave you in a more peaceful state that you began when you started your sound journey.
“… I may be playing guitar for someone who may be in their last moments of life. To distinguish healing from curing, my guitar playing isn’t going to bring them back. But what it can do is give someone a moment of peace. A sense of wholeness…”
The videographer, Michael Maloney, created the following video. He featured one of my songs in the background! I am happy to share the video here.
[full post includes photos and sample mp3 from "Places in Arizona"]
Not long after starting north on Hwy 17, I came to a sign for Arcosanti. I thought it a wonderful coincidence, . . . I was about to continue my journey North. Luckily, a small sign caught my eye, it said “Arcosanti 2.5 Miles” I decided it was too close to pass up, so I drove down the washboard gravel road, taking in the stark terrain…
Music is an incredible vehicle of expression for seniors who are losing or have lost verbal communication and processing abilities…I have seen people, who are not usually able to respond to simple verbal cues such as “how are you?”, sing along to familiar songs…
… the group energy had started to drift. Listen as the group focuses on the rhythm, and we create a beautiful song together…
What started with cardboard, toothpicks, glue, and paper, ended up as the beautiful instruments you can hear in the audio recording. One of the biggest surprises of the day was the rain that came down, even though the forecast was for clear skies! I guess our sticks worked.
But when you want to start the recorder and just “set it and forget it”, this can lead to recordings with levels that are too low, or conversely, with overblown levels and clipping.
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And you can unwind and leave your stress behind, because when you set up an event with Alex, you will be treated to a unique level of professionalism, communication, and follow-through.
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