Sharon Carne B.Mus., M.F.A.
Music has been a big part of Sharon’s life from an early age, singing in church choirs as a youth, formal music study on the classical guitar in her teens and earning a Bachelor of Music Degree from Queen’s University, and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in guitar performance from the University of Minnesota. In 1988, she was invited to join the faculty of The Conservatory, Mount Royal University in Calgary, Alberta, where she pioneered the teaching of classical guitar to young children for nearly 30 years.
Sharon’s curiosity about the deeper and healing nature of sound was sparked by some innocent exercises in stage fright with some nervous adult students in the early 1990s. This led to intense personal research in sound healing and sound therapy and ultimately, to study with two of the field’s pioneers, Jonathan Goldman and Tom Kenyon.
In 2008, Sharon was invited to participate as a facilitator in a study on stress reduction sponsored by the Integrative Health Institute at Mount Royal University. She developed a program specifically for the study using a variety of ways sound and music relieves stress.
At the conclusion of the program, enthusiasm from her group was so high, that she knew she had to find a way to make this information and experience available to a larger audience. The material was expanded, and Sound Wellness was created about a month after her work in the study on stress.
Sharon is the author of “Listen From the Inside Out”, has produced 8 CDs including “Transmutation, Shed the Negative”, “Woodland Song”, and “Blissful Chimes”, and a series of DVDs.
Sharon is a popular international speaker who has been interviewed by dozens of radio programs and has spoken at countless events, from national conferences, including the National Health, Work and Wellness Conference and the Alberta Health Region Conference on Chronic Disease Management, to private and corporate events, many of them within the medical and corporate communities.
Sharon has been an active member of the community with over 30 years of service on boards such as the Calgary Branch of the Alberta Registered Music Teacher’s Association, the Classical Guitar Society of Calgary, Music Coterie/Piano Workshop, the Branch Association of Mount Royal University. She is also a Calgary Ambassador for The Evolutionary Business Council.
In her spare time, Sharon loves to read, practice her classical guitar, garden, and play with her grandchildren.