The Healing Violin - Eldercare Music Project 2019

The Healing Violin - Eldercare Music Therapy 
Go Fund Me Sponsorship

  The Healing Violin - Eldercare Music Project 2019 is a music ministry developed to bring a soothing and therapeutic experience to the Elders who affected by physical, emotional or mental disabilities or disease. Violinist and vibrational/sound therapist James-Steven visits private residences, hospitals and Eldercare centers to provide a nurturing and therapeautic experience by energeticaly connecting thru the Heart and performing music most familiar and satisfying for each client. This accomplished while holding the intent of co-creating the highest state of harmony and balance with each soul.

  This humanitarian service is offered throughout Collier and Lee Counties. This service is intended for those individuals who are affected by Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Cancer and all limiting diseases or disabilities; as well as for those in Palliative/Hospice care or in surgical Rehabilitation treatment. These sessions are intended for the benefit and enjoyment of the client as well as for the refreshment and pleasure of the family members or caretakers present.

  I have had the privilege and the joy of entertaining and presenting therapeutic music for the Senior community for over 25 years. I have repeatedly witnessed the remarkable effect of music presented with a blend of artistic focus, healing intent and loving kindness. In these experiences of observing the tremendous capability of music to renew and to revitalize; I've developed a deep respect and desire to share this work as a blessing for our elderly population. 

  Please visit my website or for further information. I wish to share very comprehensive information about this vision/mission and my background: please send me an email and I will respond with the appropriate Word files. I truly appreciate your contributions and teamwork as we respond to assist in this compassionate and much needed work. The overall plan of this Mission is to establish this service locally, then through Florida and on throughout the United States. Please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you so much!

James-Steven Farnsworth - Performing Violinist & Vibrational/Sound Therapist
Cell/Text 510-292-7786
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Three Parts of this GoFundMe - Sponsorship/Funding Request for The Healing Violin - Eldercare Music Project 2019

Part One - Request for Sponsorship of Sound Healing Certification + Travel + Car rental + Accommodations = $5000 Total Cost

Foundations of Sound Healing Certification 100 Hour Training - Presented at The Soul Of Yoga Institute
Encinitas, California Tuition fee $3,000  
Session 1: September 12-17, 2019
Session 2: October 24-29, 2019 

  This comprehensive course will explore sound as a powerful form of mind-body medicine. World renowned master teachers, experts in the field of Sound, and program director Amanda Domnitz will guide students in accessing the power of sound from within and connecting with their own unique expression. You will learn how sound works, as well as practical application, including instruction on how to easily break down techniques to share with others. The course dives into both the art and science of sound as a healing modality and teaches the fundamentals of skillful facilitation in any healing arts space or professional practice.This course is perfect for all levels, as the novice to the seasoned sound healer will benefit from our expert instructors. No prior experience is needed.


  International authority on sound healing and pioneer in the field of harmonics, JONATHAN GOLDMAN, M.A and his son, author and toning specialist Joshua Goldman, will be introducing us to fundamental concepts in Sound Healing in an uplifting and experiential 2 day training.
Dr. Kulvinder Kaur is an epi-genetics research expert and 14 year alumni scientist of Oxford University. She will be guiding us through cutting edge uses of sound and the impact sound has on DNA.
Wah! – Integrative Sound Healing Training
Diane Mandle – Intro to Traditional Tibetan Sound Healing Instruments
Christine Stevens – Drumming Sound Healing
Silvia Nakkach – Deep Listening and Mindful breathing Techniques for Sound Healers, The Mysticism of Sound:  Nada Yoga, Swara Yoga, and Raga Yoga, and The shamanic Sound & Medicine Melodies, and Intro to Yoga of the Voice.
William “Lupito” Jones – Alchemy, Consciousness and Crystal Bowls
Richard Rudis – Intro to Gong & Sacred Geometry
Thomas Orr Anderson, M.A. – The Art & Science of Sound
Sam David – Introduction to Ddidgeridoo and How to Structure Group Sound Healings
Lynda Arnold – Musicianship for Sound Healer 
Flossie Park – Energetic Anatomy
Chiara Stella – Sacred Ceremony, Ritual and Blessings
Kerem Brule – Intro to beautiful sounds instruments
The Director of The Soul of Yoga Sound Institute, Amanda Domnitz, RN, E-RYT, RSH will be on hand to personally hold a divine and safe learning space for all to enjoy. 
Cost: $3,000 for the students that sign up early.
Training will be held at: The Soul of Yoga Institute – 162 S Rancho Santa Fe Dr., Suite A70 Encinitas, CA.
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Part Two - Request for Sponsorship to create a dual function Music Performance & Music Therapy Organization = $5,000 Cost

  The vision that I hold for the successful and dynamic function of the Music Therapy for Elders is like this: We will establish the “Mother Ship” of “Sounds of Celebration and Healing”. One function will be an LLC for-profit organization (Celebration). The other function will be a 501c non-profit organization (Healing). There will be a single business office with a single group of very qualified musicians who perform & earn their income thru the two forms of service. I have a very good friend who will set up all the legal arrangements; including the DBA, Licensing and Registration of the base organization (SOCAH) plus the Celebration & Healing engagements…
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Part Three - Request for Sponsorship to acquire an excellent Octave Mandolin = $1,100 Cost

The Pono Octave Mandolin combines the sustain and tonal depth of an X braced flat top with the neck and fingering of a double strung octave mandolin. Tuned mandolin style in double courses G D A E or guitar style D G B E. (

Great review via the Acoustic Music Company:
Rosewood and sitka spruce make for great depth and sustain along with great clarity. This guitar bodied octave Mandolin (GoM) has has a big deep and resonant tone with well defined bass notes, warm mid-range and clear trebles. Great for everything from heavy strumming and picking to sensitive melodies.

  This instrument will allow me to play while singing a wide selection of wonderful music,
in addition to my performances with the Violin.
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  The Grand Total of this requested Sponsorship/Funding is $11,100.
Thank you for your interest and contribution in this music ministry for our Elders!

  I am yours in Sound and Service from the Heart :  James-Steven Farnsworth
Cell/Text 510-292-7786


  • Annette Abraminko 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo


James Steven Farnsworth 
Naples, FL
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