November 22, 2016


On November 12, 2016, I had the pleasure of hearing Jim Kennedy, an 84-year old Texan with Parkinson's Disease, wow us with his progress and funny PowerPoint presentation on how neurologic music therapy, specifically Rhythmic Auditory Stimulation, has helped Jim to re...

June 13, 2016

In August 2009, Donald Quan experienced a near-fatal heart arrhythmia while playing the keyboards on stage in Kitchener, Ontario. He was clinically dead for 17 minutes. When he came to, all Quan could think of was music.

“Music was the first thing I thought of,” Quan, a...

April 7, 2016

Ram Vakkalanka started learning Sitar in his teens while growing up in Hyderabad, India. Since more than a decade, Ram has been giving concerts of and teaching the Yoga of Sound. His instrument of choice is a North Indian string instrument, the Sitar.


“Sitar has always...

January 11, 2014

When we first approached the Toronto hospitals for performance, Toronto General was the first hospital to invite us to play as part of their lovely "Music for the Heart and Soul" Series. Pirkko Shalden, head of Volunteer Resources, puts together an astounding array of...

June 22, 2005


The blind John Milton said that if we could hear the

celestial music of the spheres, time would reverse itself

And we would glimpse the purity of Eden and the golden age of

The Universe. In a sense, he was right. (Seife, 2004, p. 75)



            Music and the cosmos hav...

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