Sue is a pioneer of harp enrichment for animals, specializing in pain management. Her recent work has been with San Diego Wild Animal Park (African/Asian elephants); San Diego Zoo (primates); and Franklin Park Zoo, Boston (gorillas, zebras and giraffes). Veterinarians, ranchers and animal shelters use Sue’s music to calm residents, eliminate negative behaviors, facilitate birthing and ease shy breeding. Rescue facilities utilize Sue’s harp enrichment for larger breeds of cats and tigers.
The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases consulted Sue in a study on African Green monkeys. She coauthored the article published in the Journal of Medical Primatology.
Sue continues to serve as a firefighter/EMT, producer, author, filmmaker and composer. She has over 13 CDs, books and films to her credit and consults for the National Standard Board of Therapeutic Musicians.
Goal: To learn about the science of cymatics and cytomatics and their applications using the harp for sound healing with animals.
- To identify the components of the harp and harmonic construction,
- To identify modes, tones, harmonics, overtones and associated frequencies, and
- To explain the healing benefits of harp music for stress reduction, improvement of health and hospice care for animals.