The Sound and Music Institute: Integrative Sound & Music Practitioner Training

Filed under Advanced Programs, Holistic Health, Music, Programs, SMI, Voice & Sound.

*Please you can no longer sign up for this full training but individual weekend workshop registration is possible online and by calling 212-219-2527 x 2.  If you are interested in being notified when the next training in this subject is scheduled email to be placed on a list.

A 190-Hour Certification Training:

October 4, 2013-June 8, 2014

Wendy Young MMus •Thomas Amelio • Nacho Arimany • John Beaulieu, ND, PhD • Ginger Clarkson MT-BC Louise Montello,PhD, MT-BC • Alan Turry DA, NRMT Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD • David Hykes • Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT• Robert Notter•

The Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner certificate program is a  multicultural, multi-disciplinary and highly experiential approach to the study and practice of sound, music and voice and its powerful effect on the human organism. Our faculty is composed of prominent international sound and music teachers, researchers and practitioners. Our program offers students a skills-based and in-depth study of the therapeutic power of sound and music to transform consciousness and improve well-being. A certificate of completion is given to those who meet the program’s requirements. No previous experience in music or sound work is required.

“I am overwhelmed by the generosity and the quality of our teachers and the community that has developed among my fellow students in this truly astonishing course.”
—Thomas W. student
Click here to read testimonials about the program.


This program is designed for anyone interested in learning about the transformative and healing power of sound, including healthcare professionals, psychologists, clinicians, educators, musicians, clergy, music therapists, yoga practitioners, body workers, and anyone seeking innovative ways to use intentional sound to engender wellbeing in themselves and others.

• Open doorways into deep states of healing and transformation
• Enhance therapeutic relationships between client & therapist
• Gain insights into physical, psychological and spiritual dimensions of life
• Receive continuing education credits
• Build networks of practitioners with like-minded interest in the power of intentional sound
• Develop knowledge and skill sets in using sound and music to help reduce stress, depression, anxiety and induce relaxation

• The technical and theoretical dimensions of musical expression including Sound, Voice, Rhythm, and Music
• Therapeutic use of sound and music including psychoacoustic music, auditory stimulation programs, creative arts/music therapies and scientific research applications
• Sacred Sound and Music—including shamanic, mantric, sound ecology and transformational sound techniques

Oct. 4–6—Wendy Young MMus and Thomas Amelio
Understanding Therapeutic Sound
and Music/Sound Meditation
An introduction to the certification program, and an overview of the fundamental
concepts of music vocabulary and styles. Sound Meditation for healing and  awakening: mantra and energy practices to establish a sound meditation practice
for yourself and to offer to others.

Oct. 25-27—Nacho Arimany
Elemental Sounds & Rhythms™– Integrating Inner Balance
For thousands of years, patterns and circles in nature have been generating and regenerating life. Discover the rhythmic patterns of nature and entrain with them using your own body and movement.

Nov. 22-24—John Beaulieu, ND, PhD
Biosonics: The Use of Tuning Forks in Healing
Practical methods of using tuning forks to tune the nervous system, stimulate trigger points, and align posture to visual harmonics. Learn to develop systematic evaluation methods based on structural analysis and the five elements.

Nov. 25—John Beaulieu, ND, PhD
Certification Student Clinic
Individual sessions to learn how to assess a client’s needs, drawing upon various sound healing systems (tuning forks, toning, five element theory, etc.), grounded in science.

Dec. 13-15—Ginger Clarkson MT-BC
Guided Imagery and Music- NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
A practical and experiential introduction to the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, a music-centered form of psychotherapy used to resolve psychodynamic issues, elicit spiritual insights, and clear blocks to creativity.

Jan. 31-Feb. 2—Louise Montello PhD MT-BC
Discovering Your Essential Musical Intelligence- click the link on the left to sign up for the individual weekend workshop.  The dates of this workshop, open to the public are Feb 1 & 2.
Develop your own and your clients innate ability to use sound as a self-reflecting tool to facilitate health and well-being on all levels, including transforming stress into dynamic energy for creative change.

March 7-9- Alan Turry DA, NRMT
Creative Music Therapy and Clinical Improvisation- click the link on the left to sign up for the individual weekend workshop.  The dates of this workshop, open to the public are March 8 & 9.
A practical approach to the intimate connection that exists in music between composition and improvisation and methods to utilize intuition to determine a sound clinical approach for music and sound in therapy.

March 28-30—Pat Moffitt Cook, PhD
Indigenous Sound Healing -click the link on the left to sign up for the individual weekend workshop.  The dates of this workshop, open to the public are March 29 & 30.
An immersion into the use of sound and music as diagnostic tools, healing agents and connectors to spiritual domains in indigenous and cross-cultural traditions.

April 25-27—David Hykes
Harmonic Presence- click the link on the left to sign up for the individual weekend workshop.  The dates of this workshop, open to the public are April 26 & 27.
Through Harmonic Chant, meditative mindfulness training, and guided exploration of the harmonic series, we will transform our listening awareness and ability to harmonize with others and ourselves.

May 9-11—Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT
Free Your Voice: The Enchanting Beauty of Medicine Melodies- click the link on the left to sign up for the individual weekend workshop.  The dates of this workshop, open to the public are May 10 & 11.
Reclaim the healing potential of your voice through guided contemplative practices and ecstatic chanting from many indigenous traditions, including Indian ragas and Peruvian icaros. Learn to cultivate singing as a spiritual practice for yourself and to serve a larger community.

May 12—Silvia Nakkach, MA, MMT
Certification Student Clinic: An Integration Laboratory
Individual sessions in methods and strategies to integrate the use of all of the healing systems taught in this training into a healing practice, as well as for personal enrichment.

June 6-8—Wendy Young, MMus and Robert Notter
Certification Student Weekend: Applying Sound
and Music to Your Life and Practice
Review of entire course content, applications, and practices. Setting up your business, the ethics of caring, and creative approaches for the integration of student interests

Program Coordinator:
Wendy Young
Wendy teaches music at Princeton University, is the director of the Princeton Sound School, and is a sound therapist specializing in Cymatherapy, Himalayan Singing Bowls, Helen Bonny GIM, and sound meditation. She will provide the integrative structure of the program, monitor student insight and understanding of the course work, and help students apply their studies to become an Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner to their personal and professional lives.


Fridays, 7-9pm*
*(Friday sessions for certificate program registrants only)
Saturdays, 9:30am–12:30pm, 1:30–5:30pm
Sundays, 9:30am–12:30pm, 1:30–5:45 pm

Sundays, 4:30-5:45 (for certificate program registrants only)
For CEUs click here
Full Payment: 13SHH55SA $3,575

Payment Plan: 13SHH55SB $3,950
A non-refundable deposit of $970 is due upon registration. Four further payments of $745 are due Nov. 29, 2013, Jan. 24, 2014,  March 21, 2014,  May 2, 2014 (automatic credit card payments only).

Individual Weekends only: $365
Certain weekend programs are open to the public and non-certificate students. (Does not include Fridays, final weekend or extracurricular offerings, which are for certificate program registrants only.)

For general inquiries, please email:

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