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The School of Sound and Healing is an integral part of the Art of Healing School of Energy
Medicine. It offers a Certificate of Completion in Sound Therapy – the study of the effect of
sound on human beings physiologically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually. The
school was established in 2015 and provides a comprehensive curriculum that has been
designed with the input and talents of Wisconsin’s most experienced sound healers. The
intention in the development of the school was to create a program that provides students
with the information and experience they need most to be able to understand how to
facilitate their own healing process and that of others.


      •Ideal tool for your personal wellness journey. You will be able to enrich your
       meditation practices, calm racing thoughts, release stress, give voice to emotions,
       and gain tools to raise your consciousness. Sound healing is a wonderful gift to
       give yourself.

Become a Sound Practitioner/Therapist

Add Sound Healing to your Current Energy work or Holistic practice. A great
       addition for Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, Reiki Practitioners, Yoga
       Teachers, Chiropractors, Psychotherapists, Music Teachers/Therapists, Nurses
       and a variety of careers within traditional medicine.

Work within an Established Business including Health Spas, Retreat Centers,
       Wellness Centers, Hospices and Hospitals that offer complementary modalities.

There are 14 instructors involved in the 2017/18 School of Sound and Healing program.
Each instructor brings their individual area of expertise and, collectively, they provide
the broadest knowledge base possible for the students enrolled in the program. Students
in the program will explore ancient and powerful sound healing techniques that were
used successfully by indigenous cultures throughout time, and will explore the latest
research and science available in the study of healing through sound frequencies that
encourage healing from within.

The School of Sound and Healing is a weekend program. Students enrolled will attend
classes for one weekend a month for six consecutive months.

Class times:
      •Friday Evening from 6-8 pm
      •Saturday from 10am -5:30 pm with a 1/2hr. lunch break
      •Sunday from 10am – 3:30 pm with a 1/2hr. lunch break

Successful Completion of the 114 hour Certificate Program requires the following:
      •84 clock hrs. of physical attendance, 14 per scheduled weekend
      •20 hrs. of assigned reading, research and sound protocol development
      •10 hrs. of documented case studies

Class Fee:
The course fee for the Program will be:
• Weekend I: $395.00
• Weekend II: $360.00
• Weekend III: $325.00
• Weekend IV: $295.00
• Weekend V: $295.00
• Weekend VI: $295.00

A 10% discount applies when the entire program is paid in full prior to the first day
of the first weekend of the School of Sound and Healing program.
The discounted course fee is $1768.50.



• 6PM Orientation.
There will be an orientation for students covering the curriculum, discussion of course
requirements, required student projects, recommended reading, general expectations as
well as introductions to the faculty and fellow students.

• 10AM History of Sound and Healing.
From human’s early beginnings (as evidenced in recent acoustic archeology discoveries)
in the upper Paleolithic through today, students will explore the rich history of humanity’s
use of sound and music as a vehicle for healing. This session will examine how sound and
music was employed by different cultures, time periods, and belief systems to facilitate healing
on the physical, emotional, and spiritual levels. The class will conclude with a clarification
between sound and healing, music as therapy, and the profession of music therapy as defined
by the AMTA.
Learning outcomes: Students will be able to discuss the importance that sound has played
in human history and in healing. Students will be able to describe the difference between
sound and healing and music therapy (AMTA) certification.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 11:15AM Sound Fundamentals.
This course focuses on the structure, physics, and elements of sound and music. Course
covers: sound waves, amplitude, frequency, fundamental, partials/overtones, hertz, pitch,
timbre, rhythm, noise, harmonics, binaural beats, scales, intervals, steps, rhythm, melody,
dissonance, resonance, entrainment, and music.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the elements of sound including:
rhythm, harmony, melody, intervals, steps, consonance/dissonance, frequency, pitch, hertz,
timbre, sound waves, entrainment and binaural beats as these relate to the use of sound and
healing. Students will effectively demonstrate their understanding of the sound fundamentals
as they develop and demonstrate their sound protocols.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 12:30 – 1PM: Lunch (on your own)

• 1PM Drumming: Connecting Our Spirit, Celebrating Our Song.
Students will be led in a powerful celebration of community, creativity, and connection.
Participants will use hand drums and other instruments to play “invented” music designed to
lift the spirit and soothe the soul. Students will learn to "drum with intention" based on themes
and suggestions from the group, exploring the full spectrum of sound from the thunderous
bass of an African djembe to the undulating peal of a bell.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to explain how drumming helps to build and
celebrate community. They will be able to describe how hand drumming can be used in
sound sessions as a medium of self expression, promoting positive exchanges and energy
release. Students will apply the use of intention to drumming and other sound instruments.
Students will be able to play simple drum rhythms.
Tom Gill Instructor

• 2:45PM Business Ethics.
This course will provide an introduction to moral philosophy and ethics. It will examine
the problems that arise from making moral or ethical judgments and look into historically
important and still prominent theoretical approaches to answer these questions. It will
outline a personal code of ethics for practitioners in the healing arts and discuss the legal
implications/ramifications of not adhering to a code of conduct and ethics while practicing.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to differentiate between the five theoretical
approaches. They will be able to create their own code of conduct, demonstrating their
understanding of how these five theoretical approaches can work together to create a
modern code of conduct by which to practice in their field.
Leia Scoptur, J.D. Instructor

• 4:45PM Creating Safe, Welcoming, and Sacred Space.
Lecture and Demonstration of Personal Protocols. A panel discussion will offer an overview
of the many tools that can be used in creating a space that feels safe, relaxing, comfortable,
and free from the stress of the outside world when clients come for a sound session.
Instructors will share their techniques and protocols for personal centering between clients
as well as ways to create a atmosphere that allows the client to let go of their stresses and
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to distinguish harmonious or balanced energy
from dissonant or discordant energy of space. Students will be able to apply their knowledge
of energies to developing their own protocol for clearing and creating a comfortable space.
Instructors: Kathryn Rambo and Sheri Bauer

• 10AM Sound Healing with Tuning Forks.
This class is an introduction to the use of tuning forks and will include the history of tuning
forks as used in instrument tuning and complementary healing practices; the science behind
the use of tuning forks; and the modern uses of tuning forks in sound healing. Students will
be involved in a visual introduction to four Otto (weighted) tuning forks that can be used in a
healing practice and learn about their practical applications. Students will be guided
through the process of how to hold, activate, clear and care for a tuning fork. Students will
listen to the sound frequencies of the four Otto Tuning forks. They will also participate in a
discussion of the precautions and contraindications when using tuning forks.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to differentiate between the four basic types of
Otto Tuning Forks demonstrated. They will be able to describe their uses and be able to
demonstrate how to hold, activate, clear, and care for tuning forks.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 11:15AM Single Tuning Fork Experiential.
This course is designed to teach students to effectively use four differently weighted tuning
forks including the 136.1 Hz, 128 Hz, 64, Hz, and the 32 Hz tuning forks. Students will learn
the specific uses for each of the weighted tuning forks and their appropriate body placement.
They will experience the frequency of each tuning fork as they activate and place it on their
own body and work in partnership with another student to obtain feedback as to their
partner’s experience and physical/emotional response when using each of the individually
weighted tuning forks. Students will also be introduced to the use of the Crystal Tuning Fork
as a tool for deepening relaxation, sustaining a meditation practice, and clearing space.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to discuss the use of the 136.1, 128, 64, and 32
Hertz Otto tuning forks and demonstrate their uses including placement on or above the
human body. They will be able to define which tuning fork to use for muscle relaxation,
stress reduction, restful sleep, spine balance, and the promotion of tissue healing. They
will be able to effectively demonstrate the use of a Crystal Tuning Fork when used as a
tool to clear the energy of space between clients, promote relaxation, and enhance a
meditation practice.
Sheri Bauer, Instructor

• 12:30 – 1PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1PM Introduction to Himalayan Singing Bowls.
Students will be introduced to the world of Himalayan singing bowls. The class will
cover: the history and origins of the bowls, types of singing bowls, resonance, overtones,
and frequency follows response, how to select a singing bowl, and how to play a singing
bowl. Students will receive hands on assistance to learn different techniques including: the
proper way to play the bowls, different techniques to isolate the different partials of the
bowls, proper ways to hold the wand and to make the bowl sing without the ‘rattle’ sound,
and selecting the correct wand size for each bowl.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to play Tibetan singing bowls: striking and
ringing. Students will be able to demonstrate three different techniques for eliciting and
isolating the various partials the bowls produce.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 2PM Working with the Aura Tibetan Singing Bowls Experiential.
Students will be introduced to the energy biofield of the aura. What the aura is, the origin
of the word aura, the aura in the world’s spiritual traditions, current research on the aura,
nature and function of the aura, energy pollution in the aura, colors and the aura, and the
protocol for scanning, cleansing, balancing and re-harmonizing the aura with one Himalayan
Singing bowl. Techniques will be demonstrated, using one or two singing bowls, to “hear”
the sounds of the aura as well as suggested methods to energetically cleanse and re-
harmonize the aura using one or two Tibetan singing bowls.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to identify the changes in the tones of the
Tibetan singing bowls as it passes through and around the biofield. Students will be able
to effectively demonstrate how to use one singing bowl above and around the body in the
biofield to cleanse and re-harmonize these fields.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor



• 6PM Creating Safe & Welcoming Space Experiential and Development of
Personal Protocols.

Instructors will demonstrate their protocols for creating harmonious and balanced energy
in the sound session room. Students will observe a variety of approaches and instruments
that can be employed to create a sacred space for themselves and their clients.
Learning Outcomes: Students will learn how to evaluate the energy and feel of the space,
set the intention to cleanse the space, and use the instruments of their choice to first clear
and then re-harmonize the space. Students will begin to work in groups to begin creating a
sacred space protocol.
Sheri Bauer, Kathryn Rambo Instructors

• 10AM Manifesting with Intention.
Intention can be defined as “the projection of awareness, with purpose and efficacy,
toward some object or outcome”. Students will discover how they can influence physical
matter via highly motivated and targeted thought. This class involves active participation
and will provide students with the basic components for creating their own intention
statements that have a healing focus for self- and/or other’s healing.
Learning Outcomes: Students will describe how words and intention play a significant part
in wellness, in sound healing, and in allopathic medicine. Given examples, students will be
able to identify and differentiate between intentions.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 11:15AM The Sound of Silence.
Ram Das writes, “the quieter you become, the more you hear”. The practice of cultivating
silence is found in all of the world’s religious and spiritual traditions with the goal of
facilitating a deeper connection with the Divine, to be renewed and transformed. It is from
the First Silence that the Creation began – it is from silence that sound is born. Silence
isn't just the canvas upon which music is painted. It's one of the colors on the composer's
palette. Students will learn the importance of both exterior and interior silence and how to
cultivate both. The class will end with an experience of interior silence.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to explain the value and importance of using
silence in their final sound and healing protocol. Students will be able to incorporate silence
as part of their protocol.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 12:45 – 1:15PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1:15PM Energy of Words.
What is said and how it is said can be powerful and must be well-thought out. This class
closely examines the impact that is contained in the words that people invoke, decree,
pray, chant, or sing. The class will also touch on the energetic impact of words long after
they have been spoken especially the sometimes detrimental effects of the repetitive and
purposeful use of words.
Learning Outcomes: Throughout the semester, students will be able to demonstrate
communication competency when working in groups and interacting during class sessions;
students will be able to discuss the barriers to effective communication and methods to
breakdown those barriers; students will demonstrate self-awareness and monitoring when
communicating with others.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 2:45PM Native American Sacred Songs, Chants and Healing Rituals.

Students will hear the wonder-filled Native American stories and traditions of Lakota.
They will learn about their songs, chants, ceremonies and healing rituals and be taught the
importance of listening to the Sounds of nature, animals, and spirit.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to discuss the role of song, chants, and
ceremonies in the tradition of the Lakota. Students will be able to explain the importance
of listening in the Lakota culture and be able to apply that skill to their own sound work.
Delbert Charging Crow Instructor

• 4:30 PM Students Group Break out Session for the Development of
Sacred Space Protocols.

Students will work together in a group to practice the Sacred Space protocol they
developed on Friday evening.
Learning Outcomes: Using instruments and other elements of their choosing, students
will create a group protocol to create a sacred space. The protocol must have an clear
intention followed by a method of opening or setting up of the space, a middle cleansing
process, and a method for closing space at the end of the protocol. Students will rehearse
the protocol.

• 10AM Tuning Forks and the Chakras Lecture.
Students will participate in an exploration of the Hindu Chakra system and its relationship
to the vital energy of the human body. They will learn about each of the seven basic
chakras including the traits of each chakra, their ruling organs and glands, age of
development, related senses and colors. The basic human emotions as they relate to
each of the chakras and the subtle energy field will be discussed. This class will lay the
foundation for using the Solar Harmonic tuning forks which has a direct relationship to the
frequency progression of the basic 7-fold chakra system.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to identify each of the seven basic chakras
and describe each chakra’s location, relationship to human organs and glands, associated
dis-eases, related color frequency, and function in healing.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 11AM Chakra Tuning Fork Experiential.
This course is an experiential clinic and designed to teach students to effectively use
three different protocols to clear and balance each chakra in the 7-fold chakra system
using the Solar Harmonic tuning fork system.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to execute three different protocols when using
the single fork method of chakra tuning and balancing. They will be able to demonstrate
the horizontal, vertical, and spiral tuning fork protocols designed to clear and balance the
entire chakra system.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 12:30 – 1PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1PM Vocal Toning Sounds for the Chakras.
It is a long held belief that the human voice holds the strongest power of any musical
instrument to affect change in the human body. Toning is the intentional use of the human
voice to affect change in the human body and biofield. Toning is a long, drawn out vowel
sound that helps the body/biofield get back “in tune” and is very soothing.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to discuss what toning is, how it impacts the
body and the human biofield. Students will be able to effectively demonstrate toning
methods for each of the seven chakras.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 2:45PM Presentation of Group Sacred Space Protocol.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the space clearing techiques they
use and the ones they would like to implement. Students will be able to explain the
importance of creating a space that is calming for healing purposes. Using instruments of
their choosing, students will be able to create and demonstrate their own protocol.



• 6PM Peruvian Whistling Vessels.
In 1972 Daniel Statnekov discovered a Pre-Columbian psycho-acoustical whistle made of
clay at an auction in Pennsylvania. He spent the next 15 years researching the vessels that
are known as Peruvian Whistling Vessels. Known as ‘huascos’ to the Inca, and huaca silbador
or vacijas silbadoras by the Spanish, the ancient Inca used them to evoke shamanic visionary
experiences. These Whistling Vessels could possibly be the oldest biofeedback device known
to man. Students will learn the history of the vessels. The majority of class time will be spent
playing the vessels.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to discuss the role that these vessels played in
the Inca Culture. Students will be able to explain how the vessels have the ability to alter
brain wave states, inducing an altered state of consciousness similar to that of shamanic drumming.
Instructors: Dan Huber Ph.D and Kathryn Rambo MT

• 10AM The Power of Deep Listening.
Students will learn what deep listening is as it pertains to using audible sound and healing
including learning how to recognize the unique sound of instruments and how that alters
when played with and without intention. Students will then experience the difference
between hearing, active listening, and deep listening. Students will also learn, using deep
listening skills, how to hear energetic imbalances in the body or in a room using voice,
drums, singing bowls, tingshas and tuning forks.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the difference between passive,
active, and deep listening. Students will be able to recognize the difference in timbre
and tone qualities when instruments are played using deep listening skills.
Instructors: Sheri Bauer, Kathryn Rambo

• 11:30AM Energy Diagnostics using Tuning Forks, Himalayan Singing Bowls and Tingshas.
Students will learn how to “tune” into the shifting sounds of tuning forks, tingshas and
singing bowls as they are passed over and around the physical and subtle bodies in
determining energy imbalances. They will experience how using these instruments to
help clear “stagnant” or “stuck” energy, assist the body, mind and spirit back into
homeostasis (balance).
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate assessing the biofield using
Tuning forks, Tibetan singing bowls, and tingshas.
Instructors: Sheri Bauer and Kathryn Rambo

• 1PM – 1:30PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1:30PM Self-Healing with Mantras and Chants from the Buddhist Tradition.
This module includes a brief description of mantra in the Buddhist tradition, a discussion
of the benefits of chanting, and the reasons to chant mantras. Students will learn different
types of mantras, how to chant mantras, and how mantras can be used for awakening, self
healing, and healing others. The use of prayer beads will be introduced and students will
have an opportunity to practice mantra.
Learning Objectives: Students will be able to explain the traditional qualifications needed
for a mantra practice and mantra healing, describe the differences between mantras and
the benefits of mantra practice, and describe situations in which the use of mantra would
be appropriate. Students will experience chanting a mantra from the Buddhist tradition,
know how to locate research on chanting and Buddhist mantra, and demonstrate the use
of prayer beads with Buddhist mantras.
Pema Lisa Antoniotti MS. Ed., SAC-IT, FAPC, IAYT Instructor

• 3:15PM Buddhist Mantras.
The class expands on the introduction of Buddhist mantra and chanting by beginning with
a brief overview of how the voice has been used for healing throughout history, within
mythologies, and across cultures. A selection from vocal toning, song, and chanting,
including bija seed mantras and sacred texts, will be discussed and demonstrated.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate the use of their own voice and
intention as instruments of healing through demonstration of several techniques and
traditional practices. Students will be able to discuss vocal techniques and exercises for
healing specific issues and to address specific intentions.
Pema Lisa Antoniotti MS. Ed., SAC-IT, FAPC, IAYT Instructor

• 5 – 5:30PM Initial Discussion of Final Presentation Requirements
Sheri Bauer and Kathryn Rambo Instructors

• 10AM Neurobiology of Sound.
Whether it is the sound of a dentist’s drill, the atonal music of John Cage, or a melody
played on a Native American cedar flute, it is clear that both sound and music have an
enormous impact on human beings. Students will learn about the major areas of the brain
and their functions, the neuropathways through which sound and music travel, the effects
that sound and music have on the whole person, and current research on the physiological,
emotional and cognitive changes that occur when sound and music are applied intentionally
in a healing setting.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the complex effects that sound has
on clients. Students will journal about and share their personal physiological, emotional,
and cognitive experiences with sound protocols taught throughout the semester.
Kathryn Rambo Instructor

• 11AM Brain Wave States, Tuning Forks and Himalayan Singing Bowls.
The class is an introduction to the electrochemical workings of the brain and the five
main categories of brainwaves that are experienced by all human beings and are consistent
across all countries and cultures. Instructors will demonstrate how the tuning forks and Tibetan
singing bowls have the capacity to help clients shift from Beta to Alpha and even Theta brain
wave states.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to differentiate between the brain waves
experienced by humans and be able to describe the characteristics of Beta, Alpha, Theta,
Delta, and Gamma waves. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of the brain
waves states to sound and healing.
Instructors: Sheri Bauer and Kathryn Rambo

• 12:30 – 1PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1PM Creating Sacred Space using Gongs.
The history and use of gongs (and other metal instruments), as one of the oldest thera-
peutic instruments used in vibrational therapy, will be discussed. Theories and research
about how gongs affect cell structure, awaken the subtle body, and help the nervous system
to achieve a sense of balance will be explored. In recent decades a renewed interest in
the therapeutic impact of resonant frequencies on the human organism have prompted
experimentation and research from individuals such as Manfred Bleffert born in 1950 in
Altenahr, Germany. After leaving school and working as a caregiver for cancer patients,
he entered his path as a tone artist who paradoxically…… works with silence. From this
time forward, Manfred began to explore and create new instruments to enter into what he
calls, “The Garden of the Inaudible” where he works and teaches others to work with and
experience the “Sounding Fields of the Inner World”. Students will be introduced to the
Bleffert instruments and attune their senses to experience and identify the tone qualities
present. They will receive instruction on the proper techniques to play the instruments
allowing optimal sound to be produced. A range of gongs, finger cymbals, Tam Tam, and
iron bars will be demonstrated and students will be given the opportunity to experience
each individual sound tone and frequency from the instruments provided. Students will
then play the instruments as a group, creating a unique "cascade of sound frequencies"
as they explore the experience of tones and silences resonating in collective harmony
with each other.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to explain the effect and use of gongs in
vibrational healing, explain the role of a gong in a sound session, particularly on the
nervous system and biofield, demonstrate the use of a gong including proper striking
technique, production of frequencies, materials used, and the ability to evaluate and
adjust the gong's use in a gong sound bath session.
Gail Sauter MSW Instructor

• 2:30 – 3:30PM Sound Healing Open Labs:
Meeting with instructors for assistance, questions, help with playing sound instruments,
reviewing materials, discussion of final project.
Sheri Bauer and Kathryn Rambo Instuctors



• 6PM Voice Techniques to Facilitate Deep Relaxation and Altered States.
This class is designed to help students become aware of the power of words, including
overcoming the fear of using their voice as a tool of healing. Students will examine five
different types of meditations designed to assist a client to a deeper state of relaxation in
the treatment room. The different types of meditations introduced and discussed will include
a Cue Words meditation, two Breath Awareness meditations, an Autogenic meditation, and
a Deep Physical Body relaxation meditation. Students will be divided into and work in
groups to enlist their collective knowledge and experience in the creation of a guided
meditation of their choosing to be delivered to the student community at large.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be led to an awareness of the rhythm of their speech,
modulation of their voice, and intention behind the meditation that they are creating and
delivering in a mock treatment scenario. They will demonstrate the use of their speaking
voice as a healing instrument designed to guide their clients to deeper and/or altered
states of consciousness, opening the gateways for healing and enhancing the treatment
room experience.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 10 AM Breakout Groups to Develop Protocols for Creating Deep Relaxation and Altered
States of Consciousness Protocols

Sheri Bauer, Facilitator

• 11AM Student groups deliver Relaxation Protocols

• 12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1 PM Rife Frequency Technology, PEMF (Pulse Electro Magnetic Frequency)
and Low Level Laser Therapy in Healing.

Students will learn about the benefits of utilizing frequency technology in healing and
supporting the body. Students will gain a basic working knowledge of the use of Rife
Technology, PEMF (Pulse Electro Magnetic Frequency) and LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy)
to support immunity, increase cell oxygenation, reduce pain and inflammation, address
cancer and auto-immune issues, and boost general health and well-being. Jean
Schoenecker, Wellness Advocate & Hypnotherapist, will share her path to overcoming
Lyme’s Disease with this technology, and without pharmaceuticals. This class will expand
students’ understanding of body resonance with the earth. They will learn to synchronize
their energy body with the beneficial energy of this technology for healing.
Learning Outcomes: Students will leave with a working knowledge of the history and
applications of utilizing frequency and resonance machines in supporting the body's
ability to heal and thrive through demonstrations and case reviews. Students will be able
to explain the concept of why this technology is beneficial and utilized in medical healing
in both alternative and allopathic medicine today and look at possibilities for the future.
They will have had the opportunity to experience all of these technologies personally.
Jean Schoenecker Instructor

• 3:15PM Himalayan Singing Bowl Protocol for Stress Reduction.
The health benefits of deep progressive relaxation have been researched for years. The
work of Dr. Herbert Benson, Harvard’s Mind Body Institute, will be examined as well as
research findings from Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Mayo Clinic, Virginia Women’s
Center, and Duke University, all demonstrating the importance progressive relaxation plays
in combating stress related health problems. The work of Ernst Rossi PhD on the Ultradian
Rhythm will also be discussed. Students will learn the role of the sympathetic nervous system
in the physiology of the stress response as well as the role the parasympathetic nervous
system plays in “turning off” the stress response. Using one and two singing bowls, techniques
will be demonstrated that will assist clients to “turn off” their internal stress to achieve a
state of physical, mental, and emotional equanimity.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the physiological benefits of deep
relaxation as well as it’s affect on the ‘fight-flight-freeze’ stress response. Students will be
able to recognize indicators of deep relaxation. Working with a partner, students will be
able to apply their knowledge using two Tibetan singing bowls to facilitate a relaxed state
in their partner.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 4:45PM Sound Healing Open Lab: Tuning forks, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan Singing bowls,
and Tingshas

Sheri Bauer, Kathryn Rambo Instructors

• 10AM Himalayan Singing Bowl Protocol Stress Triangle.
The stress triangle refers to upper shoulder, neck, and head pain caused by stress and
tension. This is a common complaint for many people. Students will learn how to use one
singing bowl to help the client relax that triangle area thus reducing stress related pain in
the shoulders and neck area. Students will learn how stress plays a role in tightness in the
neck and shoulders as well as several relaxation techniques to help clients develop a better
proprioception of when they are unconsciously tightening those areas of the body.
Learning Outcomes: Working with a partner, students will be able to apply their knowledge
of the use of a single Tibetan singing bowl to reduce neck and shoulder tension by designing
their own protocol using a Tibetan singing bowl.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor

• 11:30 – Noon Lunch (on your own)

• 12PM Solar Harmonic Level II: Double Tuning Fork Techniques.
This experiential course will assist students to a deeper understanding of the use of the
Solar Harmonic Tuning forks and begin their work of using two tuning forks simultaneously
in a sound healing session. They will learn the importance in working in intervals
(sequences) of fifths when using tuning forks to clear and balance the chakra system.
Students will also experience the use of five additional basic double tuning fork protocols
designed to balance and calm the nervous system, relieve anxiety, center and ground the
client, stimulate the release of nitric oxide, and promote joint mobility.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to select and demonstrate the use of two
resonant tuning forks using the appropriate fifth interval sequences for use in clearing
and balancing the chakras. They will also be able to evaluate, based on the client scenario,
the appropriate double tuning fork technique to use with a client to help calm anxiety and
balance the nervous system, stimulate the release of nitric oxide, center and ground the client,
and promote joint mobility.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 1:45 -3:30PM Physical Healing Protocol Case Scenario: Student Breakout Groups and Demonstrations



• Shamanic Drumming class.
This experiential class will include scientific evidence of brain wave states with focus
on the Theta Brain Wave which is considered a shamanic state of consciousness or
luminous awareness. Students will explore why the Theta Brain Wave state is the frequency
that people are striving to achieve through mediation, yoga, and other types of work.
Intention prior to shamanic drumming will be explored along with rhythmic drumming
as a tool to facilitate a shamanic journey. Shamanic drumming will be experienced as a
tool to relax and release any heaviness causing energetic blockages. Students will also
experience shamanic drumming as a brain state to achieve guidance and clarity from
Creator/God/Universal Energy. Students will participate in several drumming experiences
and journal after each experience. The session will end with a drum wash to clear chakras
and energy fields.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate basic Shamanic drumming
techniques to facilitate deep relaxation and a Theta Brain Wave state. They will be able
to communicate in a group setting how intention affected the outcome of their experience
and what clarity they received because of the shamanic drumming experience.

Kristina Nez Begay

• 10AM Frequencies of Light and Color in Healing.
In this class students will participate in a demonstration to learn how modern light
technology integrates the ancient art of color, sound, and frequency healing. Research
has substantiated that integrated light therapy assists the body to heal at the cellular DNA
level and release trauma memories from the biophysical system. Students will learn what
the energy frequency is that infuses the healing power of light, color, and sound to achieve
body, mind, spirit healing. Specific essential oils and crystal disks developed in Germany to
assist the penetration of light will be demonstrated. Students will learn how integrated light,
color, and frequency assist the body to adjust to increasing incoming cosmic solar frequencies
radiating our planet to assist the evolution of consciousness.
Learning Outcomes: Students will experience how modern technology integrates color,
light, and frequency healing. Students will understand how integrated light therapy assists
cellular DNA healing and releases trauma from the biophysical body system.
Peig Myota RN, MSW Instructor

• 11:45AM Clear Quartz Crystals Applications to Sound Healing and
Himalayan Singing Bowls.

The use of gemstones for healing is not a “new age” or alternative healing modality.
For thousands of years, people have been using gemstones for their beneficial effects.
Ancient civilizations have left evidence that gemstones were used to heal disease, provide
protection, and carried as talismans or amulets. Kathryn Rambo will demonstrate how to
add members of the clear quartz crystal family to Himalayan singing bowl sessions.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the historical use of stones in early
healing practices and explain the physical properties of quartz including its uses in modern
technology. Students will be able to demonstrate ways that quartz crystals can be applied
to and used with Himalayan singing bowls as a way to enhance sound relaxation sessions
with clients.
Kathryn Rambo Instructor

12:45PM – 1:15PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1:15PM Adding Crystal Layouts to Sound and Healing Sessions.
This course will explore how crystals laid out in sacred geometric patterns can activate
and expand the overall capacity of sound tools that are used in healing sessions. Students
will explore the use of sacred geometric patterns that are inherent in all of nature and
explore how they may apply them when using crystals along with sound healing tools.
The crystal layouts included in this instructional session include protocols to promote stress
release, reduce anxiety, balance the chakras, and energize the physical body.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the shapes used in the construction
of a geometric grid. They will be able to create at least one sacred geometric grid with
crystals and activate it using one or more sound healing tools of their choice.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 3PM Crystal, Sound and Stone Experiential Lab
Sheri Bauer, Instructor

• 4:30-5:30 PM Graduation Protocol Requirement.
Meet with Instructors to discuss student’s individual graduation requirement protocol

• 10AM History of Beliefs about the Human Heart followed by Himalayan Singing
Bowl Protocol for the Heart Center.

This class explores the Heart Center throughout recorded human history culminating in
current research about the anatomy and function of the heart. Two Heart Center techniques,
using one Himalayan Singing bowl, will be demonstrated: one for personal heart center
work and another for heart centered work with clients.
Learning outcomes: Students will identify the role the heart plays in the overall wellness
and well-being of self and others. Working in pairs, students will practice the heart-centered
protocol presented.
Kathryn Rambo, MT Instructor

• 11:30AM – Noon Lunch (on your own)

• Noon Tuning Forks to Open the Heart Center.
This course will overview the physical Heart Center and its functions including the heart,
lungs and thymus gland. Students will be presented with materials that describe the
potential emotions that can be held in the Heart Center. They will also examine the thoracic
vertebrae behind the heart and learn how physical and emotional toxins can be released
through a technique called the Spinal Flush. Students will also be presented with a Heart
Healing protocol using different sound tools including weighted tuning forks, a quartz
crystal tuning fork, Tibetan and/or Crystal Bowls, and voice to help release and heal the
emotions of the Heart Center.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to describe the typical emotions that can be
held in the Heart Center, demonstrate a Spinal Flush and, working in community with
other students, perform a Heart Healing protocol of their creative choosing using sound
tools to open, awaken, and balance the Heart Center.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 1:45 PM Emotional Healing Protocol Case Scenario

• 3 PM Crystal and Tibetan Singing Bowls Heart Meditation Experience for Students.
Students will experience a group guided sound meditation using Himalayan Singing
Bowls and Crystal Singing Bowls. The intention of the meditation is for a Heart Center
healing and energy sound cleansing. Sound instruments students will experience include:
Himalayan Singing Bowls, Crystal Singing Bowls, a Crystal Pyramid, and a Crystal Tuning
Fork. Students will be assigned homework to develop a protocol using intention and sound
to heal their heart.
Learning Outcomes: Students will experience a sound and healing session with guided
imagery that focuses on the Heart Center. Students will be able to identify how the
experience impacted them on a physical, emotional, and/or mental level.
Sheri Bauer, Kathryn Rambo facilitators.



• 6PM The Sound Healing Practices of the Aboriginal Peoples of Australia.
This class highlights the Didgeridoo, its healing properties and practices. The Aboriginal
people of Australia are the first known culture to heal with sound. Their ‘yidaki' (modern
name, didgeridoo) has been used as a healing tool for at least 40,000 years. The Aborigines
healed broken bones, muscle tears, and illnesses of every kind using this enigmatic musical
instrument. Included in this segment will be a brief history of the Aboriginal Culture and
uses of Sound, and a demonstration and experience using the Didgeridoo.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to discuss the use of the didgeridoo by the
Aboriginal peoples of Australia, and their personal experience of the didgeridoo as the
instructor demonstrates how the instrument was and is currently used for healing. Students
will be able to describe the basic playing techniques of the didgeridoo, how the drone is
produced, and how other sounds are made by controlling the throat, tongue, and cheek
muscles, plus adding one’s voice.
Jeoffrey Hutcherson Instructor

• 10AM Maintaining Health Boundaries and Self Care Practices for Energy Workers.
Sound is a powerful tool and like any healing modality, has the ability to trigger strong
intense emotions, memories, or experiences in people. This session will focus on
supporting clients who are experiencing difficult, strong, and/or distressing responses
during a sound and healing session. This class will cover a definition of what boundaries
are; how to recognize when the client is beginning to have difficulty; maintaining healthy
boundaries for both practitioner and client; recognizing the crisis point; steps to take to de-
escalate the client and, the importance of having good pre-screenings tools to avoid
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to explain how to best support a client who
is undergoing a catharsis, explain the detrimental effect of “giving advice”, and be able
to differentiate between sound and healing vs. counseling a client. Students will be able
to identify when to refer clients to trained professional counselors and not to undertake
counseling clients.
Kathryn Rambo MT Instructor.

Self Care Practices.
The personal practices of self-care for energy workers that address the whole person,
body, mind, emotions, and spirit will be discussed.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to identify ways in which they take care of
themselves on an emotional, spiritual, physical, and mental level. Students will be able
to identify the aforementioned areas in which they need to improve.
Sheri Bauer and Kathry Rambo Instructors

11:15 AM – 12:30 PM Spiritual Healing Protocol Case Scenario

• 12:30-1:00 PM Lunch (on your own)

• 1:00-3:00 PM Business Development.
This course will address the different types of business entities available. It will discuss
the pros and cons to creating a personal business under each option with an in depth
discussion of the Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) and how to legally set up an LLC
business in the State of Wisconsin. Information on insurance and professional association
membership will be included.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to differentiate between the various business
entities, have an understanding of the value of creating a Limited Liability Corporation for
their own business practice, and independently form their own LLC in the State of
Wisconsin. They will understand the benefits of carrying personal liability insurance
and the risks associated with running a business.
Leia ScopturJ. D. Instructor

• 3:15 PM Crystal Bowl Healing.
Students will be instructed in using the sound healing potential of the Chakra
Tuned Crystal Bowls. They will be presented with the history and uses of the crystal
bowl, its modern day production techniques, and examples of how quartz crystal bowls
can be used in sound healing. Students will learn how quartz crystal acts as an oscillator,
magnifier, and transmitter of pure tone and why it is used in all of our most advanced
communication systems, medical equipment, computer systems, and digital devices. They
will learn how to use crystal bowls to open the different gateways of consciousness, how
to release “stuck” energy and how to rebalance the physical and subtle bodies using crystal
bowls. They will learn how to synchronize their energies to that of the bowl they are working
with along with the protocols for creating harmonious sound. Students will then learn how
to play the crystal bowls in harmony with one another. This class will incorporate the use
of Guided Meditation with the frequencies of the Chakra Tuned Crystal Bowls.
Learning Outcomes: Students will be able to demonstrate the use of a single crystal bowl
including its proper activation, use of appropriate tension when playing, and ability to
evaluate and adjust its tone to create a seamless and relaxing sound healing session.
Students will also demonstrate their ability to synchronize their bowl with the frequencies
of other bowls in the creation of a harmonious sound healing experience when playing
with others.
Sheri Bauer Instructor

• 5PM Final Exam

• 10AM Presentation of Graduation Protocols
• Noon – 12:30 PM Lunch (on your own)
• 12:30 – 1:30PM Hollow Bone Graduation Ceremony.
   Kathryn Rambo and Sheri Bauer Facilitators
• 1:30PM Presentation of Certificates by Sheri Bauer
• 2PM Kirtan Celebration with Russell Strelnick
• 3PM – 3:30PM Closing Session



School of Sound and Healing Master Classes
Three classes of Experiential Learning all in One Day!
When: Saturday, April 28th

10:30 am: Using Multiple Singing Bowls in a Sound Healing Session
Instructor: Kathryn Rambo

This class will explore the endless possibilities of using more than one or two singing bowls
in a sound and healing session. Multiple bowls can be used to open/cleanse/balance chakra
systems, for brain balancing with matched pairs of bowls, and to generate a state of tranquility.

Lunch: 12:00 Noon

12:30 pm
Tibetan Singing Bowls: Mallets
Instructor: Kathryn Rambo

The Tibetan singing bowls are commonly played either by striking the bowl with the wand
that came with the bowl or by stroking the wand around the edge or rim of the bowl. At
times the bowl doesn’t seem to want to play and it is nearly impossible to produce the singing
sound. This can be because the mallet that “came with” your singing bowl is not the right
wood or mallet for that particular bowl. There are other mallets and wands that can be used
to bring out beautiful and rich range of overtones in your singing bowl. The best quality singing
bowls have at least two or three, some even have four main tones, as well the capacity to
produce even more subtle tones. By using different ringing instruments and techniques one
can elicit additional tones from the bowls. This class will cover the different types of singing
bowls, advanced playing techniques and different kinds of mallets, wands and ringing
instruments to elicit the most from your singing bowls. The session will conclude with a group
singing bowl sound bath with all participants playing together.

2:00 pm
Sound Healing Protocols for Chronic Pain
Instructors: Kathryn Rambo & Sheri Bauer

Pain is experienced by everyone and everything on the planet earth at some point in their
earthly existence. This class will explain how pain works, the different types of pain that
humans experience, and the bio psychosocial aspects of pain. Protocols using singing bowls
and tuning forks will be introduced and practiced for pain reduction. Students will also
incorporate breathing, stretching and tapping techniques for pain relief.


Core Curriculum Instructors

Sheri Bauer
Holly Emmer

Kathryn Rambo

Guest Instructors

Pema Lisa Antoniotti, FAPC
Kristina Nez Begay, Hohzo’ Healing
Delbert Charging Crow
Tom Gill
Dr. Dan Huber
Jeoffrey Hutcherson
Peig Myota
Jean Schoenecker
Leia Sculptor
Gail Sauter
Russell Strelnick

Sheri Bauer, RMT, CCRT, CAHP

Sheri Bauer is a Reiki practitioner, Reiki Master teacher, and Sound
Healing practitioner and teacher. She has attended hundreds of
workshops and conferences relating to complementary healing over
an eleven year period and has attuned over 1000 students as Reiki
practitioners. She is also a certified Crystal Reiki Teacher and
Practitioner and holds certificates of training in Ama Deus Healing,
Huna Healing, and Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy Level I and II,
completing over 240 hrs of training. Sheri is one of the first tuning fork
teachers in the state of Wisconsin and incorporates the use of Tuning
Forks and Tibetan and Crystal Bowls into her holistic practice. She is
the owner of Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts and the Director
of the Art of Healing School of Energy Medicine where she has been
teaching Healing with Sound for the past eleven years. Sheri is retired
from the corporate world where she held positions as a Director of
Public Relations and Marketing and a Director of Career Services in
a for-profit nationwide technical college system.

Holly Emmer, BSN, RN

Holly is a skilled musician and spiritual ecology-focused shamanic
practitioner. She is a member of The Foundation of Shamanic Studies
with training in power soul retrieval, extraction healing, and psycho-
pomp healing. Holly graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing
from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee School of Nursing in 2009
and holds certificates in the Courses of Chakra Healing, Chakra Intuition,
and Shamanic Healing through the Art of Healing School of Energy
Medicine. Holly is a Circle Keeper of the Bay View Drum & Journey
Circle and has a special interest in Sound Healing, especially through
the sound of the drum and often incorporates sound into the Circle’s Activities.


Kathryn Rambo, BA Music Therapist, Reiki Master

Kathryn has 40 years experience as a music therapist, meditation
instructor, Reiki Master, dowser, crystal and sound therapy worker.
Her degree is in music therapy and she is also trained in Gestalt
Therapy, humanistic psychology, Reiki, meditation, dowsing, sound
healing, drum circle facilitation, Ericksonian hypnotherapy and trance
induction as well as the indigenous healing traditions of the people of
the high Peruvian Andes.

    Pema Lisa Antoniotti, FAPC
Mantras and Chants from the Buddhist Tradition

Ngawang Pema (Lisa Antoniotti, FAPC) is an ordained monastic of
the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and is a registered yoga teacher in
Alignment Yoga’s 500-hour training. Pema completed a Master’s of
Adult Education Program with an emphasis on Human Services and
Counseling at UW- Platteville in spring 2017. She is the Co-Founder of
Joyful Path Meditation and Healing Center, where she serves as a
teacher and administrator. Pema has over 20 years experience working
in various aspects of state government, nonprofit and corporate America,
including management consulting. She currently serves on the Meriter
Association of Spiritual Caregiver's Faith Ambassador steering
committee, helping to educate faith communities about Advance Care
Planning. Pema is past President of the Board of Directors for White
Conch and is currently leading program development at Joyful Path.
She serves as the Program Coordinator for the Foundations of Yogic
Healing program.

    Kristina Nez Begay, Hohzo’ Healing
Shamanic Drumming

Kristina Nez Begay (Dine') is a Reiki Master and practitioner of energy
medicine and shamanism. She has her bachelor’s degree in American
Indian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is
continuing her education in metaphysical science. Kristina has received
teachings from many people, including Jose Luis Herrera, the shamans
of Peru, Amy and Dave Wilinski, and the Foundation for Shamanic
Studies. Continuing to learn and share with her community, her deep
connection with Spirit and Mother Earth enables her to travel between
the worlds to bring information back to help people.

Delbert Charging Crow
Sound Healing Traditions of the Lakota

Delbert was raised in the Badlands of South Dakota and was taught
traditional Lakota ways from boyhood by many elders. Delbert is an
Ogala Lakota stone carver and his Medicine is with the Stone People.
His spiritual calling has taken Delbert into the hearts and minds of many
beautiful animals and people and he feels it has been his privilege to
bring both together. Delbert has a library of wonder-filled stories to
share, having walked this path for all of his life. Delbert will be sharing
his stories and knowledge of Nature and Animal Sounds and the Sound
and Healing traditions of the Lakota.

    Tom Gill
Drum Healing: Connecting our Spirit and Celebrating our Song

Tom Gill is a teacher, workshop presenter, and rhythm facilitator who
shares his love of drumming and “community building” with people of
all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and abilities. Since 1998, Tom has shared
the drum circle experience with over a thousand groups in schools,
churches, hospitals, businesses, retirement communities and family
gatherings. Some of Tom’s most powerful experiences have come
through working in the health care field, drumming with elders
challenged by Alzheimer’s, and other forms of dementia.


Dr. Daniel Huber, Ph.D.
Peruvian Whistling Vessels

Dan holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology/Human Development
from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has worked with children
and families for over 35 years as a school counselor/psychologist,
child/marital and family therapist, and has taught university courses
on a wide range of human development topics. Dan currently is using
this background and training in shamanism, meditation, drumming,
sound healing, and other forms of spiritual development to foster
spiritual growth for his clients.

    Jeoffrey Hutcherson
The Sound Healing Practices of the Aboriginal

Jeoffrey is the author of two books, Hot Chocolate Happiness and
Happy Cuz I Said So. He is also a sound healer, massage therapist,
artist, life coach, and certified Infinite Possibilities Trainer. He has
studied with many different masters from African and Burmese martial
arts to Native American and Asian Shamanism along with his training
in massage. These masters have given Jeoffrey unusual techniques
and tools, both ancient and modern, allowing the harmony of both to
ease the body, mind, and spirit.

Peig Myota
Using the Frequencies of Light and Color in Healing

Peig Myota as a spiritual counselor, metaphysical teacher, international
presenter, and author of numerous articles related to personal
transformation and energy frequency healing. As a nurse, psychologist,
and ordained minister, her work involves teaching people how to heal
themselves in body, mind, and spirit. Peig has studied and worked with
internationally recognized teachers in the field of energy medicine and
spiritual transformation. She currently combines the ancient art of
healing with the most current research and technology in the field of
Energy Frequency Healing. She specializes in LED Light Energy
Therapy, Bio-Acoustic Voice Frequency Profiles, and teaching the
Science of Light Energy Consciousness.

Jean Schoenecker
Rife Frequency Technology, PEMF (Pulse Electro Magnetic Frequency)
and Low Level Laser Therapy in Healing.

Jean Schoenecker is a Wellness Advocate, Transformation Therapist,
and Certified Hypnotherapist. She is a co-author of the “Soul of Success”
with Jack Canfield. She will share with students her path to overcoming
Lyme’s Disease with Rife, PEMF, and Low Level Laser technology -
without pharmaceuticals.


Leia Scoptur, J.D.
Business Development

Leia is licensed to practice law in the State of Wisconsin. She attended
Marquette University Law School and graduated in 2007. In 1999, she
graduated from Carroll College where she earned her Bachelor’s of
Science degree with majors in Political Science and History and minors
in Secondary Education and Psychology. She was a middle and a high
school social studies teacher prior to attending law school. She volunteered as a counselor at a teen shelter in Milwaukee for
three years.


Gail Sauter, MSW, LCSW
Sound Healing with Gongs

Gail is passionate about helping people create value in their lives. Her
entire professional career is rooted in these values and particularly
focused on discovering and promoting emergent therapies that support
personal and individual health and healing through artistic, energetic,
and social interactions. She has pursued studies of the mind/body
connection for four decades and holds two certifications in massage
therapy, training in the US and Germany. Gail is currently serving as
the president of the Raphael Foundation for New Impulses in Music in
Pewaukee and has led a number of sound scape experiences locally
over the past 20 years. She is pleased to introduce the Manfred Bleffert
instruments to the local Milwaukee scene and to be a part of the
furtherance of energetic and vibrational sciences.

Russell Strelnick, LCSW, CYT
The History and Experience of Kirtan

Russell has been exploring human growth and healing for over four
decades. He has traveled and studied extensively to learn a broad
range of healing modalities which strengthen wholeness, compassion,
and love. Russell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and has
utilized both ancient and modern techniques to empower, rebalance and
enhance the well-being of his students and clients. Russell practiced
meditation in India for seven months and is a certified Kripalu Yoga
teacher. His mission is to assist students in reconnecting with themselves
in ways that broaden their foundation of self-acceptance and taking
action towards the full expression of their joy.

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