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Presentation: How Music Heals the Brain and Body: The RING SHOUT Workshop with Dr. Melinda Connor
DATE: Saturday August 5, 2017

TIME: 10:30am – 5:00pm

LOCATION: Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Tucson, AZ 85718

INVESTMENT:  $99 – $125

“Imagine that you’re in the center of a group of people singing spiritual songs from their hearts to yours with the intention of causing your healing…That’s why the Ring Shout is such a powerful experience.”

– Dr. Melinda Connor, PHD


What We’ll Be Doing:

First, participants will learn about the music, lyrics, and movement, and the impact on brain and body. Then each person will participate in the powerful experience of being at the center of the Ring Shout Circle. (Note: The Ring Shout does not actually consist of any shouting. Only singing and movement.)


a powerful and moving group process that was developed by slaves in the Antebellum South to heal each other emotionally, physically and spiritually in group ceremony after the brutal oppression of their lives.  The songs for this workshop are known as “Negro Spirituals” and the combination of this type of music and dance was used to inspire and support the recipient and participants during these difficult times.


Award winning research and a large body of anecdotal evidence suggests that this process has a powerful impact on the mind, body and spirit of the recipient.



The Music and Movement of the Ring Shout gives you an opportunity to experience a new level of connection to the past, freedom in the present, and an enhanced ability to create your future.  Join us for a beautiful and powerful experience with lasting effects.

…Unity with Spirit, Uncontrollable Tears, and a Lasting Sense of Confidence…

Successive Waves of Emotional Release from Musical Healing Circle

Please keep in mind that these videos were made over 3 months after they both had their healing experience so as you can see…

…the effects were lasting and powerful for both of them.

TALK: How Musicians Can Make $1000 or more per Gig and stop being underpaid, overworked, and underappreciated
DATE: Wednesday May 24th 2017
TIME: 7:00pm – 9:00 pm
LOCATION: Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Tucson, AZ 85718
INVESTMENT:  ONLY $5!  (for the first 30, $10 after) 
With Tiamo De Vettori,  LA Singer-Songwriter of the year & San Diego Songwriter of the Year.

  • stop being overworked

  • stop being underpaid

  • stop being underappreciated


For independent artists that want to learn strategies the music industry won’t tell you about.

Seating is limited!  Get your tickets now!

Music Prosperity Academy: 3 Day Training for Musicians to make $1000 or more per gig.

WORKSHOP: with Tiamo De Vettori,  LA Singer-Songwriter of the year & San Diego Songwriter of the Year
DATE: Thurs-Sat. May 25-27
TIME: 9:00am – 6:00 pm each day
LOCATION: Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Tucson, AZ 85718
INVESTMENT:  Just $75 (if paid before May 14th, $97 after)  purchase tickets here.


Seating is very limited and the event is filling up fast.  

  • Get booked on the biggest and highest paying stages that 6-figure musicians don’t tell you about!

  • Get more fans from one gig as an unsigned artist than a year’s worth of gigs without having to tour, self-promote, or devote any time to social media!

  • Get booked for high-end private concerts!

  • Breakthrough your music prosperity mindset

  • Make a great full-time income as an independent artist in the new music industry!


“There’s a wealth of information at Tiamo’s workshop, but it’s deeper than that…it’s about community, fun, and I just can’t say enough about it! This event was pivotal in changing the way I look at my music career and I know it will take me places I never thought possible before!”

~Musician, Dave Zavala

The thing I gathered most from this weekend is that I’m no longer alone as a musician… Now, I can see how my music is going to be a sustainable business for me! I feel very confident and empowered. Thank you Tiamo!

~ Eric Majeski

I’ve been to a lot of conferences and this one surpasses them all! Seeing Tiamo live is unlike anything I’ve experienced, and I found true community here. Tiamo’s heart comes through in everything he does. This event will change your life!

~Claudia Thompson

I just finished an amazing weekend with Tiamo! Aside from all the great information, tips, and strategies, this was such a heart-opening event. I also discovered what a master coach Tiamo is. I feel like I’ve jumped light years ahead now, not just with my music, but in my life!”

~ Sandra Winter

HEAL your LIFE through the Power of MUSIC

  • release tension and stress

  • let go of non-supportive beliefs

  • restore harmony to your health and well-being


With Internationally Renowned Sound And Energy Healer MARK ROMERO

Join Mark Romero and special guest, Dr. Lara Romero as they take you on a musical journey of healing, restoration, and expanded awareness

DATE: Saturday, April 29th 2017
TIME: 10:00am – 5:00 pm
LOCATION: Unity Church of Tucson, 3617 N. Camino Blanco, Tucson, AZ 85718
INVESTMENT:  Only $97 for the first 25 to sign up, $125 after


Love Letters for Mark Romero:

“Mark’s music reached directly into my subconscious, releasing old issues and memories. Blockages dissipated! I now begin and end every day with Mark’s music. It sets up my day and helps me center and focus… This is the most amazing process I have experienced!” –Pam McLellan


I highly recommend anyone wanting have the more enjoyable path to success and balance in your life to engage in Mark’s work.” — Pat Burns


I feel ‘something magical in the air’ as well as instantly am put at ease.  It sets up my day for a foundation of balance, wholeness, health, prosperity and enchantment!” — Maria Carter


Dr. Lara:  Powerful Intuitive Answers And Life Shifting Energy


Dr. Lara Romero is a transformational healer and high vibrational energy worker.


Her powerful healing process involves a mixture of highly accurate intuitive information and life-shifting energy work.  She’s worked with people from all walks of life including CEO’s of large  corporations, children, teens and moms.

She’ll help you clear away the debris that keeps them from feeling joy so you can lead a life of fulfillment, prosperity and purpose.


Testimonials For Dr. Lara:


“… some of the most powerful, healing and transformative energy that I have ever experienced!I could feel the energy shifting and working immediately and her intuition is right on in knowing just where to go. I shared her work with friends and they experienced the same. It’s not just an aha moment, the space she holds, and energy she works with is divine, deep, tangible and truly life affirming and changing.” –Wendi Liechty, Business Essentials

“… This session far exceeded my expectations…”  - Candice G.


Join Mark Romero and special guest, Dr. Lara Romero as they take you on a musical journey of healing, restoration, and expanded awareness.

DATE: Friday, April 28th 2017
TIME: 7:30-9pm
LOCATION: Grace St. Paul’s Church 2331 E Adams St, Tucson, AZ 85719
INVESTMENT:  $10 for the first 50 earlybird, $15 regular price.  Get your tickets here.


Have You Ever Experienced An Energy Healer That Can Shift The Energy In The Room So Strongly That…

…It Makes The Room Tingle And Everyone Can Feel It?


…Have You Ever Experienced..


..The Energy Cleansing Benefits Of Musical Sound Healing?..



…and that is what you’ll experience when Mark Romero performs his method of Musical Energy Healing.
His Performance is An Astounding Experience That Shifts + Cleanses Your Energy In A Way That Makes You Feel Fantastic!

Why? Because:


Within each and every one of us are multiple energy systems that control our body functions, impact our state of consciousness and ultimately our level of success.

Yet we’re all exposed to harmful stressors daily such as: Electro Magnetic Frequencies, Chemicals in the Food, Water and Air, and the Most Potent of Energy Interrupters of All, which I’ll share about below.

Scientists are discovering how much these energy disrupters affect us all.

Through physical testing, muscle testing, and EEG brain mapping, they were able to prove that these negative influences in our environment actually interrupt our connection to the health giving fields of energy, which caused stress, compromised our health and wellbeing, and lowered our levels of consciousness.

They also have shown the importance of getting into a coherent energetic state to not only improve our health, wellness and vitality, but also to achieve higher levels of success, happiness and wellness in our professional and day-to-day lives.

When a person’s energy is optimized in this way, and they are brought in harmony with the universal field of energy that exists all around us, they experience an instant increase in strength, flexibility, endurance, coordination, and balance.

Top Scientist Finds Mark’s Music as Effective as Chanting of Parmahansa Yogananda!!


By a series of ‘accidental coincidences’ Mark was tested by a Former NASA Scientist who found that his music strengthened people against the harmful stressors of life.


This Scientist discovered that Mark’s music contains frequencies that shifts listeners into a higher state of consciousness and helps them to live more vibrant, successful and fulfilling lives.

His music instantly assists individuals to dramatically reduce stress, enhance mental performance and expand awareness, opening the door for amazing breakthroughs and unprecedented results!


Additionally, he found that Mark’s Music worked as strongly and effectively as the chants of renowed Guru Parmahansa Yogananda!

Now Through The Power Of Music, Tone And Vibration You Can Instantly Put Yourself Into A Coherent State!

…And Align Your Self to the Optimal Vibration For Success, Happiness And Wellness and an Optimal Life!


Through Mark’s music, you will…

  • Integrate more passion and purpose into your life

  • Bring more health, wellness and vitality to the body

  • Breakthrough limiting thoughts and perceptions

  • Transform challenges into opportunities for growth and evolution

  • Enhance connection to your true essence

  • Eliminate anxiety and expand capacity for joy




Through EEG brain mapping, his music shifts brainwave functions into a state identified with athletes as the peak performance zone.

Most importantly, the scientist working with Mark showed that the body and brain maintained this higher state when being exposed to energy interrupters.

“Mark’s music reached directly into my subconscious, releasing old issues and memories. Blockages dissipated!…This is the most amazing process I have experienced!”
~ Pam McLellan


Mark’s music is a powerful tool that you can easily utilize to lift themselves above the static and noise caused by negative interrupters, instantly reduce stress, improve their health and wellness, and open yourself to new levels of brain function and consciousness.

Parents of children with autism and ADHD, Alzheimer’s patients, and stressed corporate executives, have all communicated to Mark the positive improvements his music had on their daily functioning and compelled him to dedicate his life to improving the welfare of others.

Mark will be joined by his wife, Dr. Lara Romero who will also do energy work and provide intuitive answers.

Combined, the Healing they bring will be Amplified to a More Potent and Powerful Level.

See what others have said below: 

I was a little skeptical about Mark’s claim that his music actually made changes in brain wave patterns and strengthen people, until I experimented on my nephew who is Autistic. I played the music for him during a forty-five minute drive, and received amazing results. This child spends much of his time distracted and talking to himself, but while listening to Mark’s music, he was able to concentrate on our conversation and give me feedback to every question I asked him. He has never done this before with me! Needless to say, I highly recommend the music and the work Mark is doing.”
~ Ken D. Foster CEO – Shared Vision Network

“Wow! Mark’s music puts your mind in a state of harmony, relaxation, and at peace. He is a man of great passion and a beautiful soul. I listen to Mark’s music every night before I go to sleep… Since I have been playing his music at night before I go to bed I have been able to have a deeper sleep and a clearer mind and less stress…Thank you for blessing us with your music Mark.”
~ Mike Bennett 




the Grammy Nominated R. Carlos Nakai Quartet


the Gabriel Ayala Quintet 

NOTE:  Individual Performance Tickets available for ALL segments. 


Dates: Feb 24, – Feb 26, 2017

Schedule (Detailed Schedule at bottom of page):

Fri Feb 24, 7pm-9pm – The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet

Sat Feb 25, 10am-9:30pm – Gabriel Ayala 5tet

performs at 7:30pm

Sun Feb 26, 10am-5pm – Leigh Lesho and the Nightlights perform at 4pm.

Location:   Edward B. Berger Performing Arts Center, 1200 W. Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ


3-Days of  Music, Science and Film focused on Music’s Power to Heal Your Life.


Featured performers:

R. Carlos Nakai and the R. Carlos Nakai Quartet: The world’s premier player of the Native American flute.


Of Navajo-Ute heritage, R. Carlos Nakai is a world’s premier performer of the Native American flutehaving received 11 GRAMMY Nominations in 4 different categories.

Nakai began playing the traditional Native American flute in the early 1980s and released more than 50 albums in his career (with 40 on the Canyon Records label).

Nakai has sold more than 4.3 million albums for Canyon Records and earned two Gold Records for Canyon Trilogy and Earth Spirit. In 2014, Canyon Trilogy reached Platinum (over 1 million units sold), the first ever for a Native American artist performing traditional solo flute music.


In addition to his solo appearances throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan, R. Carlos Nakai has worked with guitarist William Eaton, flutist Paul Horn, composers James DeMars and Phillip Glass and various symphony orchestras.  He has also earned a Governor’s Arts Award.


Nakai’s career has been shaped by a desire to communicate a sense of Native American culture and society that transcends the common stereotypes presented in mass media.

The Gabriel Ayala Quintet


A member of the Yaqui people of southern Arizona, Gabriel Ayala (Guitarist) is at the forefront of a new generation of Native Americans making a career performing classical guitar music.


As a guitarist he is honored to be touring in the spring with one of the greatest guitar players of all time, the legendary Carlos Santana. He also recently produced an album for the epically renowned, multi platinum Black Eyed Peas and over his illustrious career he’s shared the stage with legends such as The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.


Ayala has played: The Inaugural Ball for President Obama and for the Catholic Pope, an renowned venues such as the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Musical Instrument Museumfor their “Guitar Masters” series, and regularly throughout the United States and abroad.


He’s been featured at on National Public Television throughout Venezuela and the Canadian Broadcasting System.


He is the founder of MUSIC AS MEDICINE Foundation which presents tribal youth musical instruments and lessons.


Gabriel believes in leading our children in the right direction through his philosophy, “Love your children, Honor your elders, and Respect your women”.


He wants to share the gift of music with as many people and show children that they can become whatever they dream. He earned a Master’s Degree in Music Performance from the University of Arizona in 1997.

Dr. Melinda Connor: How Music Heals the Brain

What is the science we have today saying about music’s effect on the brain and body?

Dr. Connor will discuss how music affects Learning, Organization, Memory, and the Polyvagal System including the impact on the Gut, body, nervous system and overall health.

Last time Dr. Connor gave this energizing and uplifting presentation n Tucson (over 3 years ago) she received a full standing ovation from a packed house at the Proscenium Theater!  Join us for a fascinating, highly revealing and incredible talk.

Dr. Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, is trained as a clinical psychologist, neuropsychologist, drama therapist, massage therapist and in over twenty different styles of energy healing. Dr. Connor was the recipient of a 3 year NIH T32 post doctoral fellowship in complimentary medicine research at the University of Arizona under Dr. Andrew Weil and Dr. Iris Bell where she was the former director of the Optimal Healing Research Program at the Laboratory for Advances in Consciousness and Health, directed by Dr. Gary E. Schwartz.

Currently a member of the teaching staff for several universities and sought after conference presenter, Dr. Connor is the CEO for the National Foundation for Energy Healing and has a private research and healing practice in Arizona. She has developed an objective testing suite for Energy Practitioners and is the author of seven books including: Resonance Modulation: Biofield Basics, Professional Practice for the Energy Healing Practitioner, Advanced Body Reading, See Auras! and Ten Daily Needs Toward a Healthier, Happier Life.

Tiamo De Vettori- Inspirational Singing at it’s Finest


L.A. Music Award’s “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” & San Diego’s “Best Songwriter”

Whether you’ve attended one of Tiamo’s captivating live shows for audiences of up to 15,000 people, been inspired by his music, seen him featured on FOX, CBS, NBC, or MSNBC, or you’re discovering him for the first time, we invite you to see this highly inspirational performer light up the audience with heartfelt love and huge doses of inspiration.

What makes Tiamo so unique is that he infuses inspirational and motivational speaking with his storytelling, singing, original songs, and acoustic guitar to provide a unique “Keynote Concert” experience!


Tiamo’s original songs are fun and playful, others are deep, introspective and powerfully moving, and some are so romantic, it will make your toes curl. No matter who you are, there’s something in this spectacular performance for you!

His shows are something like you’ve never experienced and you’ll definitely never forget!  It’s a moving and powerful experience not to be missed!

Mark Romero – NASA Scientist Verified Musical Energy Healing 


The modern world has surrounded us with over 80,000 man-made chemicals in our air, food, and water as well devices creating electromagnetic fields (EMFs).  This stresses our bodies and compromises our energy.

A few years ago, a former consultant to NASA for protecting astronauts bio-fields in space, discovered frequencies in Marks’ music that actually eliminated the negative effects of these disrupters, opening the door to dramatic reductions of stress, improved physical energy, more vitality, and higher levels of brain activity.

Though skeptical, Mark was willing to see the science behind the claim and his career as CEO of a technology hardware company took a dramatic turn.

Today Mark educates people worldwide on the science of musical energy and empowers them with his music and energy work.  Now parents of children with autism and ADHD, Alzheimer’s patients, and stressed corporate executives, all began passionately communicating to Mark the positive improvements his music had on their daily functioning which compelled him to dedicate his life to improving the welfare of others.


He’s performed on the stage with Dr. Bruce Lipton, Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series, T. Harv Eker, creator of the Millionaire Mind Intensive, and, and is recognized as a leader in the field of optimizing personal energy.

Trey Vincent, 13 year old Music Prodigy , recovered from Autism with music. Get ready to have your mind blown!


Trey was diagnosed with Autism at age 2.  He had problems with emotional regulation and physical motor skills.  Now he’s fully functioning developmentally in a regular school with his typical peers and possesses a gift for music, both vocal and instrumental.


Enjoy Trey performing original songs and covers on his acoustic guitar that will blow your mind and leave you inspired.

Marthajane Vincent: How My Son Recovered From Autism using Music (discussion)


Trey’s mother will speak about Trey’s early diagnosis and their family’s journey to recovery, something she credits largely to musical intervention and Trey’s continued involvement in music education.

Leigh Lesho: Folk/Pop/Country/Rock Music infused with the Yoga of Sound (musical performance)

With a modern folk/country/pop/rock blend, Leigh transfuses healing energy into each song using Nadi Yoga, the Yoga of Sound.


With a voice that demands to be paid attention to, she draws you into the story, allowing for the unfolding of your mind.  Her musical style is a strong folk rock sound that appeals to a wide range of fans of folk country, rock, and pop music.  Her band, the Night Lights, who compliment her style create a sound reminiscent of the Cowboy Junkies mixed with Jewel creating a unique sound all their own.


As an artist, Leigh says that she is on a mission to inspire love and joy. She infuses each gorgeous song with power of sound and music therapy, especially with regards to autism.


She understands firsthand the symbiotic relationship between sound, body, and mind as she has helped her son, Rylan, who was nearly non-verbal until the age of four, find and use his voice by using these same therapies from a yoga philosophy approach.

From the Top (musical improvisation)

You’ll howl with laughter as From the Top mixes musical theater and improvisation into an original show right on the spot using audience input.

Past shows have included musicals on Peter Pan’s Mid-life Crisis and the Zombie Dentist! Each show is different and you can never tell what hilarious surprises are in store when From the Top takes the stage!

It’s a fantastic and fun show that will keep you coming back for more!

Mystic Minstrel, Chad Wilkins

Chad Wilkins is an American/Australian singer-songwriter whose heart-songs reveal a better way for a generation in transitional times on our planet!

From his lively, progressive grooves, to his deeply prayerful chants, spanning many genres, Chad’s rootsy folk anthems carry themes of love, gratitude, and pure vibrant LIFE! – giving voice to our cry for spiritual transformation, harmony with the Earth, and hope for a bright future.

Touring extensively, Chad’s performance style is unique and spontaneous – whether performing solo, with his full band, or anywhere in between, he guides his listeners through an interactive journey ranging from dancing celebration to mindful meditation to sing-along declarations.

His music is not just to feel good but actually has a HEALING EFFECT ON HIS AUDIENCE.

Alive Inside, Incredible Documentary Film

WINNER: Sundance Film Festival, Audience Award

WINNER: Sedona Film Festival, Audience Award

WINNER: Calgary Underground Film Festival, Audience Award

WINNER: Berkshire International Film Festival, Audience Award

WINNER: Provincetown Film Festival, Audience Award

WINNER: Midland Film Festival, Best Documentary

WINNER: Fort Myers Film Festival, Best Documentary

“…A Life Changing Film!”  – Toronto Film Scene

“Absolutely joyous.”  -Michael Sullivan, Washington Post

“The results are astounding.” – Indie wire

“Stirring. A magical, non-medical story of healing.”-  Duane Byrge, Hollwood Reporter

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. It chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. It reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

Witness the Miraculous Effects of Music, with experts such as:

– Renowned neurologist and best-selling author, Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain)

– Healthcare Visionaries, Dr. Bill Thomas, Dr. Al Powers, and Naomi Fiel

– Musician, Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”)

It’s an uplifting exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.


Mark Scaramuzzo, from the up and coming Tucson pop/rock group Orange Kids will play Uklele tunes to make us happy!

And Robert Villa deeply move you with his skill as a master violinist.



Individual Performance Tickets available for ALL segments


Friday Feb 24th, 7:00pm-9:00pm


7pm-9pm, The R. Carlos Nakai Quartet (Individual Performance Tickets available.)


Sat., Feb 25th, 10am – 9:30pm


10-11 – Chad Wilkins: The Mystic Mistrel


11-11:15 –  Break


11:15-1230 – Tiamo De Vettori: Inspirational Music Performance


12:30-2 –  Break for Lunch


2-3:15 –  Tiamo De Vettori: How Musicians and Artists can MAKE $1000 OR MORE PER PERFORMANCE and stop getting underpaid and undervalued.  (Optional Talk for Artists).

Tiamo learned a unique method to stop playing for bar tabs, coffee shops and street corners and regularly get booked as a major act.  He gets paid $1000+ per performance now.   This discussion is for any type of artist who wants to make a living with their art.


3:15-3:30 –  Break


3:30-5 –  Incredible Documentary Film ‘Alive Inside’


5-:7:30 Dinner Break


7:30-9:30 –  The Gabriel Ayala Quintet, performance


Sun., Feb 26th, 10am-5pm:


10-11 – Dr. Melinda Connor, How Music Heals the Brain


11:15- 12:30 – Mark Romero, The Energy Musician- Energy Healing through Music


12:30-2 – Lunch Break


2-2:45  – Trey Vincent performance, Marthajane Vincent – Musical Autism Recovery Discussion


2:45pm-3:45 –  From the Top: Musical Improv, Ukelele by Mark Scaramuzzo.


3:45-4 – Break


4pm-5pm – Leigh Lesho, Music infused with the Yoga of Sound

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