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Music + Health - Rachael Schiller, MT-BC

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Time: Friday, May 1, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture
Kid Friendly

Location Description:

Each of these concerts will take place from the GAAC Facebook page.  Interested listeners should go to at the time of the broadcast

Event Description:

Music + Health provides community music sessions that engage listeners in a wholistic manner, helping them experience music in ways that can be beneficial to health and wellness.

All sessions will go live from the Grinnell Area Arts Council facebook page.

  • May 1 - Rachael Schiller, MT-BC (Music Speaks, LLC)
  • May 8 - Nicholas Sebastian Naioti
  • May 15 - Kathy O'Connor

About the Musicians:

Rachael Schiller: Sharing techniques developed by Music Speaks, Rachael will provide an instructive session for using music for wellness and self care.
Rachael Schiller, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist with Music Speaks, LLC. She is originally from Bismarck, North Dakota and attended the University of North Dakota. She specializes in working with children, older adults, those who have had a stroke, individuals with dementia, adults with disabilities, and working in the hospital on palliative/oncology floors and general surgery floors. She is a member of the American Music Therapy Association and the Iowa Chapter of Music Therapy.

Nicholas Sebastian Naioti: Nicholas will be improvising ethereal soundscapes meant for meditative, relaxed listening. Perfect for yoga, meditation, or a hot cup of coffee or tea. Nicholas has a long history in ambient electronic music and self-released an ambient album called Watery Grave which is available to stream on Spotify. If you want to support Nicholas, you can buy merch or give a virtual tip at

Kathy O'Connor: Tibetan singing bowl session with demonstration
Kathy is a licensed massage therapist and runs a healing arts business called Touch of Grace. Kathy believes in bringing a balance to the body, mind and spirit through her work and uses Tibetan singing bowls as a musical offering that can provide healing and meditation for listeners. She has held monthly singing bowl sessions at the Mayflower Community as part of the Music + Health Program in addition to doing occasional programs-- for example, lunch time meditation events at Fairview Elementary or in the Grinnell Arts Center-- to help people relax and reset in the course of their busy days.

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