of Mr. JOEL ANDREWS
"A most remarkable virtuoso and musician"
- The San Francisco Chronicle
" skill, musicianship and sensitivity."
- The New York Times
Joel Andrews was a harpist, composer, author, and he was the pioneer music healer in America. He toured and presented concerts and workshops worldwide. Captivating international audiences with his exquisite music for over 35 years, he has produced 33 recordings, including collaborations with Paul Horn and the Paul Winter Consort. He was presented in Town Hall, New York, with critical acclaim and has soloed with the San Francisco Symphony under Arthur Fiedler. He has appeared at many conferences, including The World Symposium on Humanity in Amsterdam and The Body, Mind, Spirit Expo in London. Mr. Andrews has also recorded over 3,000 sessions for individual transformation and his CDs, tapes and writings, distributed world-wide, are used to support many modalities of therapy. They have provided balance, harmony, healing, and enlightenment. 500 testimonials reveal the unbelievable variety of the therapeutic effects of his beautiful music.
This celestial music is customized to each time and place he plays; an inspiring musical journey which is said to be angelic in its power and beauty. His purpose, he says, "is to dissolve the barriers between the performer, the audience, and Higher Forces: and to generate through this co-created music a gentle, yet powerful, healing ambience, expansive love, and a lifting of the spirit - to arouse the Divine within us all".
Mr. Andrews is the author of "A Harp Full of Stars", a chronicle of his 35 years as a music healer and his newest book "Miracles Through Music". His CD's, tapes and books are distributed world-wide through his company, Golden Harp Enterprises. His Pacific Summer Music Colony, now in its 16th year, leads musicians (through games) into the deeper and healing aspects of sound and music. He was also much in demand as a keynote speaker, seminar leader and counselor. His keen perceptions and openness to inspiration, combined with his dynamic communication skills, have made these activities revelations of spiritual wisdom and love.
His recorded music has been found to provide a general ambience of relaxation and upliftment to any occasion, and is used to support many modalities of therapy, but in addition, each of his releases has elicited testimonials of healing in certain areas of being. His most popular CD's are "Ave Maria-Meditation," "Iridescence," "Splendor of Light," and "Journey Toward the Sun," a collaboration with Soren Hyldgaard, a well-known Danish composer. This album is fully orchestrated and utilizes special effects on the harp never before recorded. His newest release, "Seven Wheels of Light", takes the listener on a healing journey of the chakras. (For more information, see the above link).
Joel Andrews was a dedicated seeker on the spiritual path, and part of his service is as a spiritual guide. He has studied in a number of traditions but is not a member of any one. Part of his mission is to bring all of the religions together. He has played in many temples. He has created a world anthem ("Unitas Eanokee") to bring together the peoples of the earth in love and harmony.
He has recently returned from a tour of Egypt where he brought through music in ten temples including the Great Pyramid. His worldwide tours have uplifted thousands through concerts, workshops and individual healing sessions.
JOEL ANDREWS' RICH BACKGROUND
A holder of advanced degrees, Mr. Andrews spent the first 30 years, before he became a healer, exploring every phase of professional harp playing: symphony, ballet, chamber music, opera, -- even jazz. He was head of the Harp Department at the University of Texas where he produced a National Harp Festival with 60 harps. Then he developed the art of improvisation through accompanying dancers, poets, and even births and deaths, and facilitated workshops at Esalen Institute with the late Alan Watts, the authority on Zen.
Once his musical vocabulary was extensive enough, he experienced a series of illuminations, the Ascended Masters appeared to him, and he was trained to hear the music of the higher planes. At this point his Heart Chakra was opened, and he knew everyone on the earth plane was his brother or sister. His healing ministry began with past-life readings on the harp and other individualized music co-created with the masters. He has completed over 3,000 of these, most of them created without the subject being present. 50 of the most unusual cases of healing are reported in his book, "A Harp Full of Stars".
Conferences and Seminars that Mr. Andrews has participated in:
The World Symposium on Humanity, 1979
Mr. Andrews has been a champion for: