With pure tones and soulful lyrics, Tiffany Sparrow offers her sound in unique ways. In concert settings, she weaves ambient folksy-roots original songs with cover tunes and world music. Soundbath journeys combine guided meditation with sound frequency to promote deep rest and relaxation. Kirtan group chanting communal singing events accessing the devotional yoga of sound. Tiffany is also an accredited music therapist (BMT, MTA), specializing in medical settings, neurology, and palliative care, using music and non-traditional vocal expression to rehabilitate emotional and physical trauma, speech and movement.
Tiffany completed her music therapy training at Wilfrid Laurier. She also has her Master of Arts in Ethnomusicology (MA) from the University of Alberta, and her thesis research focused on the health implications of group chanting (kirtan). She has presented at several conferences, worked on research teams and has taught a Music Therapy elective course for four terms at the University of Alberta through St. Stephen’s College. She is a skilled yogi and has taught and studied yoga and mantra in Canada and in India since 2004 and obtained her 500-hour certificate through Akhanda Yoga and Yogrishi Vishvketu and co-facilitating dozens of yoga teacher training.
A multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, Tiffany has performed across Canada and Internationally on multiple occasions and has toured with several well-known kirtan artists such as Dave Stringer, Jai Uttal, Karnamrita Dasi, and Shimshai. She is sought out to offer performance-presentations and lectures at conferences and her music has been featured live on CTV morning. She currently has two recordings featuring world mantra kirtan and is set to release a double EP of original songs in spring 2020. Having traveled extensively, Tiffany brings her experience with global music for health and wellbeing to her therapeutic work as well as her performances. She is passionate about the potential of music for health and her intention is to inspire share through the impact of intentional sound. Music infused with awareness and grace has tremendous power to remind us of who we are.
She also lived for 4 years as a gypsy, traveling the world.
Interview Time Stamps
00:58 - Bio
03:14 - Can you share some of your story and your path that brought you to where you are now?
06:17 - What does healing with creativity mean to you?
07:55 - Do you think there's a driving force that inspires you?
10:47 - Do you have a past pain that's informed your life purpose?
14:38 - What would you say is your favorite creative healing modality for yourself?
16:01 - What would you consider is your greatest accomplishment to date?
17:36 - If you could change one aspect of our society through your work, what would it be?
18:44 - What inspirational advice would you give someone who's struggling?
20:03 - Do you have an inspirational quote that sums up your life journey
20:46 - Additional Sharing
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