What happens at Harmonic Oasis?
What you see at the left is a kind of menu of the services offered at Harmonic Oasis. Each individual client will have varying needs, so we will decide between us what combination of these modalities might best fulfill those needs. Whether you are interested in addressing fear of public speaking, improving or getting in touch with your singing voice, preparing for an audition or performance, or just coming to peace with long-held habit thought patterns, one or more of these services will be sure to help you on your next step.
Private sessions occur either at the Harmonic Oasis Studio, onsite while traveling, or via Skype (a free online video realtime messaging service).
Our first session together will be one in which we talk a bit, and discover what's in front of you right now. This process may reveal several areas of focus. We'll consider which of the services I offer might be able to help you move forward in your life, and begin the step by step process of healing and insight.
Each session will begin with a "check-in" where we talk about what has happened since we saw one another last, and what's before you right now. We will then begin working with one or more of the techniques and services I offer.
Fees (Financial Energy Exchanges)
I am so honored to be able to share these powerful experiences with you, and offer my services on the following basis:
- Regular, hour-long sessions, in the studio or by Skype: $110 per hour.
- The first, hour and a half session: $150.
I also offer the following discounts in prepaid packages:
- Initial hour and a half session, plus 3 hour-long sessions: $440.
- Four, hour-long sessions: $400.
Payments may be made at your convenience by check or cash at the first session, or online with Paypal.
Students and Young Professionals
It is a passion of mine to encourage this work in young people, and realize that finances can be an important consideration when looking for a coach. I have had extensive experience with youth from age 8 through high school and beyond, and am very willing to discuss fees with parents considering an ongoing weekly experience for their children. I also offer discounted rates for students and young professionals on a limited budget. I like to balance my studio, and love interacting with all ages and proficiencies. Please contact me to discuss these special rates.
Workshops and Group Sessions
I offer periodic group experiences and scheduled workshops, either onsite or at Harmonic Oasis Studio. For upcoming events, click here.
I am also available for corporate and church or community workshops and trainings. No matter what our occupations, most of us use our voices in our interactions with others. I have several workshops already created, or I can tailor an experience to suit the needs of your staff, congregation or community group.
Through my extensive experience as a music director and producer of shows, I am also able to work with bands or performance groups on staging, stage presence, microphone technique, harmonies and musical arrangements.
EFT and Matrix Reimprinting
Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping
EFT is a scientifically proven healing aid that re-balances the body's energy system with respect to unresolved emotional issues. Based on the principles of acupuncture, without the use of needles we tap on key meridian points on the head, torso and hands while focusing on past, current or impending physical, emotional and mental issues. The result is a relief of stress, and a release of habitual thought patterns that hold us back. Matrix Reimprinting is a form of EFT where the coach and client work to actually transform memories so that they are no longer a cause of repeated thought and emotional patterns. By restructuring memory at the cellular level, clients are left with a new found sense of freedom, and release from long-held negative beliefs and emotions. Clients have reported relieving tension and reducing fear of public speaking, to improved singing range and freedom from tension associated with speaking or singing in front of people.
The use of tuning forks on acupuncture points
Acutonics is a form of sound and vibrational healing that involves the application of tuning forks on acupuncture points. The tuning forks are tuned to natural healing frequencies. People often describe a release of tension and an overall sense of peace after an Acutonics session.
Toning and Overtone Singing
The use of the voice as a vibrational healing technique
The use of the human voice as a stimulus for healing is present in all indigenous cultures' rituals. In a toning session, healing vocal sounds are generated by the coach and/or the client to assist in aligning mind, body and spirit holistically. A sense of peace, calm and connection are commonly stated by clients as effects of toning. Overtones are notes that are present about any fundamental note. Accenting these pitches with the overtone singing technique opens up the mind and ears to different levels of awareness, and can have healing properties. They're also a whole lot of fun to learn to make!
And spiritual energy work
I am a certified Usui Reiki Master/Teacher. Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. My spiritual path has lead me to awakenings on many levels, and it is my great honor and privilege to share this energetic reality with others. Reiki and other energy modalities are powerful tools for holistically healing mind, body and spirit through opening up our connection to the universal flow that is ever-present, but that we all too often replace with a push from our own store of personal energy.
Breathing is something we all do, yet few of us are aware of the techniques of conscious use of the breath that can stimulate or calm our energies, and provide for a healthier connection with our vocal mechanism and ultimately our overall well-being. I have studied and implement a wide range of breath exercises in my work.
The voice is such a wonderfully complex expression of our beingness into our worlds. Few of us realize even a fraction of its capabilities. Whether working on the singing or speaking voice, or making sounds that are new and stimulate healing and relaxation responses, I have exercises and unique methods that will enrich your relationship with the vocal you, expanding your range while improving musicianship. I have spent many years as a voice teacher and music director, and can also provide excellent coaching for auditions or performances.
Having served for 18 years as a Master of Ceremonies in revue shows all around the world, and directing others to do so, I am also skilled at coaching individuals and groups in public presentations. Whether it's a speech for an important meeting, or a conference where you are speaking in front of hundreds, I can provide you with tools that will help you feel empowered to do your best. Public speaking can become something you look forward to, rather than dread.
Scott Farrell helped me at multiple points in my life. Spiritually, he helped me realize that you don't have to be religious to have a connection with aspects of life beyond the physical level. With presenting myself, Scott taught me how to project my voice and hold my body confidently, skills that I didn't realize how important they were until I reflected on the changes I had made. Lastly, Scott was a great friend to me, he was understanding when I was struggling and joyous and supportive when I felt like I was on top of the world.
— Samuel Tanner