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Welcome to "Joy of Sound Resonance," a VAST Workshop Specifically Tailored for Children

VAST provides an interactive and enjoyable approach to introducing therapeutic instruments through sound, resonance, and vibration. This workshop integrates creative methods and diverse techniques for utilizing sound as a means of healing, relaxation, and restoration. It's a holistic experience that focuses on utilizing instruments like gongs, Tibetan Singing Bowls, drums, rainsticks, and more for healing purposes.

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"The VAST Children's Sound Workshop, 'Joy of Sound Resonance,' combines holistic methods with contemporary research to offer a fun and transformative learning experience."

– Dean Telano, Founder of VAST

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  • The "Joy of Sound Resonance" workshop is for children to attend and participate. Parents are welcome to observe.

  • Our VAST faculty will demonstrate and give directions to each child to help them play the musical instruments effectively.

  • All of our instructors hold certifications as children's yoga teachers, sound therapists, and kids meditation instructors. They each bring over a decade of experience in working with children.

  • We are a Registered Children's Yoga School (RCYS) with Yoga Alliance and globally certified as a World Yoga Federation School.

  • The "Joy of Sound Resonance" workshop includes innovative playing techniques that promote the:

    • mind-body connection,

    • channeling of emotions to encourage productivity,

    • importance of breathwork and,

    • advantage of stepping out of one's comfort zone.

  • At VAST, we encourage each child to play individually, and collectively, the latter, fostering the development of social skills through group play and team building activities. 

  • Moreover, the workshop is balanced with attentive listening and observation skills

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  • No musical background or instrument experience is required to join this workshop. The instruments used are simple to learn and play, offer therapeutic benefits, and enhance cultural understanding.​

  • With lots of playing time, each child will experience and discover the numerous therapeutic benefits of sound.

  • The workshop involves engaging children in activities like mindful movement or movement meditation such as Kind Karma® Kids Yoga.

"The VAST  'Joy of Sound Resonance' Workshop is imaginative, fun, and interactive." – Dean Telano, Founder of VAST
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VAST uses a varied combination of instruments for each particular workshop.  The sound healing instruments of choice depend upon the workshop's intention, age group, traveling distance, and the physical room or space.  

The following sound instruments are incorporated:

  • Gongs.

  • Tibetan Singing Bowls.

  • Chimes.

  • Tingshas.

  • Rainsticks. 

  • Ocean drums. Native American drums.

  • Nature rattles. Shakers.

  • And, many more engaging instruments.

During Our VAST Workshops Children Will:

  • Play instruments for enjoyment and exploration.

  • Build self-confidence, self-esteem, and a sense of accomplishment.

  • Practice stress relief and mental relaxation techniques.

  • Explore creative avenues for self-expression.

  • Learn individual and group goal setting.

  • Enhance concentration and focus.

  • Engage in mindful movement, such as Kind Karma® Yoga.

  • Experience the value of breathwork during sound playing or yoga.

  • Regulate emotions through music, sound, and playing instruments.

  • Learn to focus and direct their energy positively.

  • Develop teamwork, patience, and social skills.

  • Explore diverse cultures through the context of different instruments.

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""Holistic Strategies to Empower Youth in Shaping a Brighter Future." – Dean Telano, Founder, VAST

VAST "Joy of Sound Resonance"
Children's Workshop 

  • Duration: 1 and 15 minutes (includes a break).
  • Includes:
    • Gentle, easy-to-do yoga to prepare for gong playing.
    • Breathing exercises that are fun and therapeutic. 
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Age Groups
  • 7-11 years old.
  • ​11-13 years old.
  • 13-18 years old.
  • $75: for studio members.
  • $125: For outside venues (depends on travel mileage).
  • Maximum number of kids: 18.
  • Minimum number of kids: 8.
To Schedule a VAST Children's Sound Workshop, in Studio or at a Particular Venue:
  • Contact Us. Naomi.
  • Pre-registration is required for any child attending the sound workshop.
Inquire about the discount offered to our studio members.


A dear friend of mine recommended Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy's (VAST) Children's Sound Workshop for my special needs 7 year old son.  I was so surprised how much Dr. Dean Telano and the teachers helped him with focus, and lessened his anxiety.  Their methods not only included sound instruments, but also specific breathing techniques and yoga movements.  My son loved the yoga, especially the 'animal' yoga postures and the fun sounds that go along with them!  He has been able to better control his emotions and looks forward to coming to future workshops. Thank you, VAST and Dr. Dean Telano!

Kaitlyn M.

MY 10 year old son was struggling in school, not being able to focus, losing confidence in himself and becoming depressed.  I'm a big\believer in holistic avenues first, before medications, so when I saw VAST "Children's Sound Workshop", and read the benefits of how the sound of instruments can help children, I decided to give it a try and register my son in the VAST: Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy.  After just a few workshops, my son's focus and concentration has improved, his grades have significantly improved and he has gained self confidence; thereby, much happier!  From the bottom of our hearts, thank you Dr. Dean Telano and the Kind Karma Gongsters!

Roseanne C.

Highly recommend VAST "Children's Sound Workshop"!  Being a music teacher, I wanted my two girls (9 year old twins) to experience different sound instruments such as the gongs. Not only did they love playing the gongs and many other instruments, their listening skills improved, they became more relaxed, positive and had so much fun!  One of my girls has asthma and the breathing techniques that were taught has greatly helped her.  She now has less anxiety of not being able to breathe properly.  Thank you Dr. Dean Telano and the Kind Karma Gongsters. Vibrational Academy of Sound Therapy is incredible!

Alex P.

"We are empowering our youth for a positive, high vibration future." 
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