for 2011 . . .
Just released and already receiving outstanding reviews . . .
Harp CD entitled
Your Eyes Upon Jesus
relaxing, hymn settings for the harp in a classical, traditional style
and performed by
music of the harp has been documented since Biblical times to relieve
stress and calm anxiety. It has long been associated with Heavenly
sounds and angelic beings. Numerous anecdotal reports have been reported
over the years of both the calming and intellectual benefits of music.
Recent research studies have scientifically shown not only the emotional
and physiological benefits of music, but harp music in particular has
been demonstrated to improve immune system functioning, decrease blood
pressure, anxiety and surgery recovery time (C.
2006; KMBC, 2010). Brain wave changes, heart rate and respiration rates
are also positively influenced by the music of the harp. (C.Kennedy,
2010; University of Rochester, 2011) Alicia Felts Wedertz is a Master
musician whose incredible music on the harp will calm, inspire, relax
and heal as the listener is transported to a relaxing and inspirational
state that will speak to the soul. I cannot recommend her talent and
music highly enough. Personally, it has relieved my headaches, helped me
relax and improved my sleep. Everyone will benefit from her music!
Indiana Wesleyan University
is a vital link to Seniors’ lives, and many of their most memorable
moments can be associated with music.
Research continues to show that music enriches the lives of
everyone and musical activities possess significant wellness benefits.
Immersing adults in activities that provide physical, social, and
psychological wellness helps adults to stay mentally active, socially
engaged, and physically fit which, in turn, helps them to age better and
are better protected against age-related problems.
is an activity which can . .
depression and loneliness
--Help in coping with
-- Stimulating the
--Challenge the mind
and events, past and present
--Recreation and Entertainment
harp adds even more to the benefits of music due to the unique acoustic
characteristics which create a sound that is soothing, resonant, and
unobtrusive. These special
qualities make the harp very versatile and beneficial in Retirement and
Assisted Living Communities, Memory Care and Nursing Facilities.