John has worked in the therapeutic music profession for over 35 years. His experiences include in many areas
- Music therapy
- Mind and body connections
He developed an interest in natural approaches to healthcare
after pursuing his Bachelors of Music Therapy degree from Florida State University in 1981, with the guitar and harp as his principal instruments.
Performance Harp teacher, Mary Roman, directed John's studies before he went on to become the Director of Music Therapy for the A.R.E. Clinic.
John was inspired by Helen Bonney’s Guided Imagery through Music (GIM), and studied extensively with Kay Ortmans
in the early 1980’s. Kay's training incorporated music, movement, and massage.
He later went on to learn the Art and Spirit of the Native American Flute from John Vames
at Scottsdale Community College.
John creates music in connection with relaxation processes, exploring deep levels of consciousness. Jocelyn Obermeyer has mentored John on the therapeutic harp.
Since 2010, John has been a member of Therapeutic Harp Foundation and the Phoenix Chapter of the American Harp Society.
John serves the patients and staff at Cardon Children's Medical Center.