Monday, November 27, 2006

Dr. Alfred Tomatis and Mozart

In April of 1991, I was very fortunate to study with Dr. Alfred Tomatis at the Tomatis Center in Phoenix, AZ. I attended a two-week seminar entitled "The Healing Power of Gregorian Chant." I had no idea how wonderful and enlightening this would be! It was Dr. Tomatis who told all of us (including Don Campbell) about the power of Mozart to help autistic children, people with a wide variety of emotional problems and learning disabilities to heal with Mozart violin concertos and Gregorian chant.

One of the things that Dr. Tomatis did so much research on was music and the unborn child. He was a great proponent of lullabies, especially for fussy, cranky babies. The album that I recommend is "Lullabies for Mother Baby Bonding" and includes a lullaby that Mozart himself loved!

Dr. Tomatis work is featured on many websites which I would urge you to check out. Just Google "Alfred Tomatis." His work is still not that well-known but I predict it will be one day.

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