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Read Barbara Ann Grant’s latest concert review ‘A Revelatory Feast of Opera’. Reviewed in the Nelson Mail 16 May 2016.

May 22nd, 2016

Listen to Barbara Ann Grant’s interview with Nelson radio Fresh FM. You can check out the new brand profile here

March 1st, 2014

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    Healing with Sound

    Healing with sound uses the soothing and state-changing properties of sound to relax and harmonise you and your body.

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    Healing with sound will energise mind, body, spirit

    During her 30 year exploration into sound and voice Barbara has realised the capacity of sound to positively effect the human state.

    Barbara says, “we’d all be a lot healthier, happier and more well-adjusted if we just sang more. Singing can help you get stuff out and being sung to can immediately alter your mood and take you into a new state. Feeling crappy? Sing and dance it out and in one minute flat you’re feeling better. The power of sound, and particularly voice, to alter the human condition is remarkable and is I believe one of the next great explorations in human development.”

    In the early nineties Barbara began investigating healing with sound. This was out of frustration with lack of progress healing her own long-standing chronic pain condition. She trained as a reiki practitioner and began providing private healing sessions for friends and family.

    She says, “you don’t have to know about, or even be interested in the esoterics of sound to get a good result from it. The bottom line is that using sound in a session specifically designed to heal has a clinical effect on the participant. People who are in pain, grumpy and stressed out walk in the door and relaxed, happy people walk out. That’s the bottom line.”

    What Happens in a Sound Healing Session?

    Healing with Sound – Voice and Reiki

    1. Brief case note discussion.
    2. Tonal diagnostic – client lies fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner sings/tones over the body. No physical contact is required.
    3. Treatment – the body is toned for a second time. The sound vibration penetrates the body tissue and influences the mind and mood towards a state of relaxation and health.

    Healing with Sound Sessions last for 30 mins and cost $35.00 incl. GST

    Soundworkz Blog

    Barbara Ann Grant sings ‘Summertime’ by Gershwin


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    May 22nd, 2016

    Barbara Ann Grant sings ‘Shenandoah’


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    May 22nd, 2016

    Vlog Post – Learn to Sing Tip One – Posture for Great Singing

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    October 14th, 2012

    They’re singing so out of tune . . . they could be a big star!?

    Tweet Bad singing technique – is it really such a barrier to making it big? Have you ever noticed how many singing stars habitually and regularly sing, ‘out of tune’, nasally, with shallow gaspy breathing and / or loads of throat constriction? This is something that quite frequently preys at the back of my mind […]

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    August 19th, 2012

    Top 5 Tips for How to Sing: No. 5 Trust your Gut

    Tweet   How to Sing | Own your own Journey | Know when to Move On The road to barely adequate singing is paved with good lil’ singers who always did what their teachers told ’em to do! OK – this one has always been contentious, but it’s a basic truth that the time comes […]

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    July 22nd, 2012