Soundbath Training FAQ

If you would like to become a Soundbath Practitioner, sign up and complete both levels 1 and 2 of our training. You will learn what you need to play sound baths, although you will need plenty of practice time before offering events to others. Learn more about our Soundbath Practitioner training here.

Our Soundbath Training covers how to play gongs, crystal singing bowls, Himalayan singing bowls (metal bowls – sometimes called Tibetan singing bowls), ocean/wave drums, chimes, drums, and other common sound bath instruments. Learn more about sound bath instruments here.

No, Course 1 does not include the information or techniques necessary to play a group sound bath. Course 1 is the place to start though, and those wanting to play group sound baths will need to take both Courses 1 & 2.

Our Soundbath Practitioner Training is for learning how to play sound baths. We do not teach students how to train others to play. All students who attend the course must agree they will not teach the information and techniques they learn. A signed NDA is required to take our soundbath training.

Our Soundbath Training does not cover how to hold personal sound healing sessions. You will learn how to play sound bath instruments in a wellness session that you already do (i.e., reiki, massage, meditation, yoga, etc.).

Students learn all about sound bath science in the level 1 sound bath training.

No, you do not need to own any instruments before you take our courses. We recommend you wait until after the course as you will learn valuable information that will help you choose the right instruments for you.

There are many different combinations of instruments you can play in a sound bath. You do not need a “chakra set” of singing bowls to play a sound bath.  We suggest you wait until after the Level 1 Soundbath Training to purchase any instruments.

Yes, you must attend the entire course and complete all requirements in order to receive your certificate of completion and be eligible for the next level. If you miss more than 15 min of any portion of the training, you may have to arrange to make up that section privately, for an additional fee of $200 per hour.

Yes! We sell instruments from all the top makers! Students get special discounts too!

The time to hear the instruments at the center are during your course. We do not currently offer listening at any other time and we only carry a few options at the center. Most instruments are shipped or special ordered and picked up at the center.

We plan to offer virtual soundbath training courses again early 2023.

Students receive a “Certificate of Completion” after completing all the requirements of each course.

Jamie Bechtold is one of the pioneers in the sound bath world. She has been playing group sound baths for almost 20 years. Playing sound baths has been her full-time profession for over 15 years. Robert Lee has been playing sound baths for 6 years and has 25 years of experience teaching fitness, breathwork, and wellness techniques.

We will arrange private sound bath training for groups. Please contact us for details. We do not offer individual private sound bath training.

The Soundbath Training format is changing in 2023. The new format includes a large online portion with advanced courses offered in person. More details about the new format and sign up info will be announced end of November/early December.

Soundbath Training Policy FAQ

Burbank Airport is the closest and easiest airport to fly into. There are numerous hotels within a few miles and many students have had wonderful experiences with local Airbnbs.

If it is at least 7 days before the course you can transfer to another course for a $100 transfer fee. For transfers 1-6 days before the course the fee is $200, and for transfers less than 24 hours before the fee is $300.

To get the package discount for levels 1 and 2 you must sign up for both levels at the same time. Sign up through the level 1 registration page for the date you wish to attend. On that page you will be able to choose your level 2 date and the discount is automatically applied.

SoundbathPlayer™ Level 1 Practitioner Training is required before taking Level 2, regardless of your experience. We do not allow other trainings to take the place of our Level 1 as our approach to playing sound baths is very specific, and the levels build on each other. Level 1 builds the foundational information for the rest of our trainings and it is a requirement for all other sound trainings (both current and future offerings) through The Soundbath Center.

Yes, you must attend the entire course and complete all requirements in order to receive your certificate of completion and be eligible for the next level. If you miss more than 15 min of any portion of the training, you may have to arrange to make up that section privately, for an additional fee of $200 per hour.

No, your training tuition is good only for the exact training that you registered for (ie – Course 1). You may not transfer your payment to a different training nor to any other event, class, or product.

Yes, we allow one transfer per person for a fee. Please see Training Policies page for fee schedule.

Yes, all trainings have a minimum age requirement of 18 years old.

Yes! If you purchase our Course 1 & 2 Practitioner Package your price is $400 less than if you purchased both courses separately. We do not offer any other discounts.

No, we do not offer any public scholarships.

If you registered for the soundbath training and it was canceled due to government-mandated covid-19 lockdowns from March 2020 – August 2020, you can attend another training date through December 31, 2022, without any additional payment due. After this date, the amount you originally paid for the course will be applied as a credit towards the full price of the new SoundbathPlayer™ training launching in 2023. The amount you originally paid is only good for the equivalent course to the Soundbath Training you originally signed up for.  Your credit may NOT be applied towards any other service or product we offer. Training credits can NOT be used to purchase instruments, sound baths, or other products. Refunds are not offered. If you have a credit and know the date you would like to attend, contact us for a registration code that you can use to register. Once you are registered for the new date, all regular policies apply.