Music: The Medicine of the Soul with Ellen Johnson

Saturday, October 14, 11 am - 1 pm

Music: The Medicine of the Soul with Ellen Johnson
Age Adult
Event Type Workshop
Department Health
Day Sat
Instructor Ellen Johnson
Status online event

Plato once remarked, “Music is the medicine of the soul,” and we all know the profound impact music has on our emotions. But why is it so beneficial? Discover the science-backed health benefits of music, sound, and singing in this engaging workshop. From reducing stress and boosting immunity to improving memory and enhancing lung function, music offers a wealth of advantages for our well-being. We’ll delve into the realm of “vibrational medicine,” exploring the use of sound and music in a medical model to support physical and neurological conditions. 

Learn about the current modalities like music therapy, music medicine, and sound therapy, and understand their potential to aid in creativity and meditation. Join us on this enlightening journey to explore the current trends in sound healing and the key elements being adopted today, as well as the exciting future of music as medicine. Whether you’re a seasoned musician or have no musical experience at all, this workshop is open to all who seek to harness the power of sound for healing and well-being.

About Ellen Johnson

Ellen Johnson’s artistic journey spans over four decades, embracing various facets such as recording artist, educator, songwriter, lyricist, author, and publicist. A profound interest in sound healing, science, and medicine drives her passion for research in these fields. Ellen has pursued advanced training in Frequency Medicine, Sonic Science & Cymatics under the guidance of John Stuart Reid. Additionally, she completed Integral Studies in Music Therapy at the University of Humanistic Studies and holds certificates in Expressive Arts Therapy and Creativity Coaching training from Eric Maisel. Her continued thirst for knowledge led her to study with renowned pioneers in the sound healing world, such as Dr. Jeffrey Thompson, Jonathan Goldman, Dr. John Beaulieu, Zacciah Blackburn, Eileen McKusick, Elias Mohan (William David), and Fabien Mamam. With a Master’s Degree in Music, she has served on the voice faculties of several prominent universities. As a jazz vocalist, Ellen has graced the stage with exceptional musicians like Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Don Braden, Charles McPherson, and John Stowell. Ellen is the author of the biography Jazz Child: Portrait of Sheila Jordan and has published lyrics to compositions by both Sonny Rollins and Charles Mingus. Her vast vocal experience makes her an exceptional teacher for cross-over styles, and her expertise in vocal pedagogy and vocal rehabilitation enables her to assist singers facing challenging vocal issues. For more information, please visit