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Katie Down is doing important work in raising the level of training for sound healers. She is combining her knowledge of training and supervision as a music therapist with her teaching and practice as a sound healer. I heartily support her work and see her as an important 'bridge' integrating the knowledge base in these two areas of practice.

- Dr. Alan Turry, Managing Director, Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy

FEB. 28 - MAR 1, 2020


Sound School Level Sound School Level 1 at Maha Rose, is led by licensed creative arts therapist, Katie Down, (LCAT, MT-BC, MMT) and sound practitioner/yoga instructor, Jessica Caplan. 

This 2 1/2 day, 19-hour training gives participants a thorough introduction with hands-on practicum training in the therapeutic use of sound. Weaving together theory, history, and experiential learning, this course will invite students to explore the voice and different resonant drone instruments for the purpose of healing, connection, and personal transformation.

Students will gain tools and inspiration to create their own personal sound practice while employing ethics guidelines and best practices for using sound in a variety of healing modalities. We will explore the history, science and cultural relevance of sound in healing traditions and expand our capacity for deep listening in meditation and clinical applications. Students will also have the opportunity to use traditional sound healing instruments including but not limited to: Himalayan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, monochords, hand pans, tuning forks, shruti boxes, and others. The training will focus on the use of melody, rhythm, and timbre as diagnostic tools as well.

Maha Rose Sound School Level 1 is open to clinicians, healing arts practitioners, teachers,musicians, bodyworkers, and anyone curious about the power of sound and deep listening to understand and connect with sound as a tool for healing - not only in the context of clinical practice but for creating a personal sound practice in our daily lives.

Level 2 will be offered in June, 2020 so stay tuned for more info.

After taking one of Katie Down's workshops, I found her to be a gifted and supportive teacher and decided to stay on with her for individual sound therapy supervision and mentorship. This immensely aided my professional development as a mental health clinician, listener and doctor as well as in my own practice of mindfulness and meditation.

I regard Katie as instrumental in boosting my confidence to work in this arena with my own patients.  

                                                 - Dr. Meredith Bergman, MD, Holistic Psychiatrist