Inspire others through the joy of playing sound baths!

About our Courses…

SoundbathPlayer™ Practitioner Courses are designed to teach you how to play gongs, crystal singing bowls, and other common sound bath instruments in a graceful, therapeutic manner. You will learn playing techniques, sound bath science, and other information that will help you play for your own health and wellness, add sound bath instruments into your current wellness practice, and/or play sound baths for groups. We will share knowledge and results we have seen in our almost 20 years of playing sound baths for groups, and prepare you to play in an effective manner.

We currently offer 2 courses and those who wish to play sound baths professionally will want to take both courses 1 and 2. Course 1 is the first part of our Group Soundbath Facilitator Course, and prepares you to play the various sound bath instruments (with a focus on gongs and crystal singing bowls) for your own health and wellness or as an add on to a wellness service you are already providing. You’ll learn the science of sound, about the sound bath instruments, and get to explore various instruments and ways to tune into yourself for better results. This course is also offered online. Course 2 is all about facilitating a group sound bath experience and includes more science, playing multiple instruments together, combining sounds therapeutically, music theory, and all about facilitating a group sound bath. This course is only offered in person. 

With each in person course, students get to hear a large selection of gongs from all the premium gong makers – Gongland, Oetken, Tone of Life, Paiste, and Meinl. This is extremely valuable in helping you choose the gong, or gongs, for you. We will also help you choose the best setup for your goals. 

 

IMPORTANT NOTES: 

  • Our courses are about learning how to play and do not include how to teach others how to play. 
  • As of January 2022, those wanting to learn how to play and facilitate group sound baths will need to take BOTH courses 1 & 2 in order to learn this. Course 1 does not cover how to facilitate or construct a group sound bath.

Learn More…

SoundbathPlayer™ Practitioner Course 1

2 days, 9am-6pm both days

8 student maximum per in person course in Los Angeles

Learn the science of sound and basics of playing a gong, crystal singing bowl, and other common sound bath instruments for yourself or as an add on to a private wellness session.  Good for both those wanting to learn for personal use, to add in to a private wellness session, or for those on the track of becoming a Group Soundbath Facilitator. 

 

SoundbathPlayer™ Practitioner Course 2

2 days, 9am-6pm both days

8 student maximum per in person course in Los Angeles

Additional homework required for those wanting a Certificate of Completion. 

Learn to facilitate group sound baths with gongs, crystal singing bowls, and other sound bath instruments. This course expands on course 1 and students learn core sound bath playing techniques on the gongs and crystal singing bowls,  how to combine and play multiple instruments,  and gain the knowledge and skills to perform full length professional sound baths. 

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About the Teachers…

Jamie Bechtold (formerly known as Jamie Ford) has nearly 20 years experience playing sound baths for groups and has been teaching sound therapy since 2011. She was one of the first people in Los Angeles to play sound baths and has experienced first hand the incredible growth in the sound bath field. She has developed her signature method of playing through the course of performing thousands of sound baths for groups and individuals, through teaching sound therapy for the past 10 years, and through her education in Biology, sound therapy, Reiki, yoga, massage, and acupuncture. These trainings are a result of all of her experience, she has developed a training method that will help her students deliver the best possible sound bath experiences. Learn more about Jamie here.

Robert Lee has over 25 years experience in the wellness field. He brings his background in personal training, yoga, pilates, gyrotonics, breathwork, and Reiki to the trainings. He began playing gongs in 2016 and brings his immense knowledge of body mechanics and fitness in to the trainings.   Learn more about Robert here.

Jamie and Robert created the Soundbath Practitioner Trainings together and began offering them in January of 2017. They are continuously enhancing their skills in both teaching and playing and are dedicated to teaching their students to become the best sound bath players they can be.

Other trainings…

Breathwork & other trainings coming soon!