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Life Changes Show, December 18, 2023

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Life Changes Show
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Guests, Roy Gibbon Writer, Teacher and Musician, Songwriter Catherine Thompson, EP 768

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio and cohost Mark Laisure, with Executive Producer Dorothy

Guests, Roy Gibbon Writer, Teacher and Musician, Songwriter Catherine Thompson,

Featuring Interview Guest, Writer, Teacher, Lecturer, and Workshop Leader at Shumei America Education Department; and Performance Guest, Flutist, Pianist, and Celtic Harpist, Catherine Thompson on The LIFE CHANGES Show Episode 768

Interview Guest: ROY GIBBON; and Performance Guest: CATHERINE THOMPSON

Guest, Roy Gibbon

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Roy Gibbon
Guest Occupation
Writer, Co-Author, Teacher
Guest Biography

Roy Gibbon works in the Education Department of Shumei America, writing, teaching, lecturing, and leading workshops. He is the co-author (with Atsushi Fujimaki) of An Offering of Light: Healing with Jyorei, Natural Agriculture, and Art. And he is currently working on a new book called: Handbook for the Soul: Exploring Meishusama’s Teachings on Health,  Happiness, and Spiritual Development.

Guest, Catherine Thompson

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Catherine Thompson
Guest Occupation
Musician, Teacher, Flutist
Guest Biography

As a professional musician performing as a flutist, pianist, and Celtic harpist, Catherine Thompson has performed over four decades with numerous ensembles (orchestras, ballet companies, radio, TV, and film) in the cities of New Orleans, New York, Boston, Detroit and in the greater Los Angeles area.

In addition to living her life as a musician, she is passionate about sharing the life-enhancing and healing aspects of music and art, as well as teaching the next generation of musicians. She has been very fortunate to have studied with some of the best musicians in the world at The Juilliard School, Loyola University’s College of Music (New Orleans, LA), and the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada.

Her earlier work as an accompanist at New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts (NOCCA) was her first experience working with a vast array of urban youth and noticing how music and dance changed their lives for the better. Because of that experience, she was motivated to earn her master’s degree in Expressive Arts (Lesley University, Cambridge, MA) so she could work using the healing aspects of art modalities with various populations such as: veterans, hospice patients, disabled children, as well as people with addictions and psychological challenges which was an intense awakening to the power of the arts to transform lives.

Due to life-changing events in the mid 1990s, she moved into the demanding business management environment of the music manufacturing industry and artist promotion for 13 years in the cities of Detroit and Los Angeles. In 2004, she returned to teaching, performing, lecturing and providing workshops. She has witnessed how connecting people to the arts; no matter what their level of skill, has a deep impact that empowers them.

Currently, she brings her authentic experience as a musician and music business professional to the community, classroom, or any setting to help people connect to the power of beauty. In addition to playing Classical music and accompanying other musicians she enjoys improvising ceremonial, healing, and ambient music to assist people to be present in the moment, or support them in life transitions, and embrace the healing principles of beauty and arts in their lives.

Catherine is an active member of the Music Teacher’s Association of California (MTAC), The American Federation of Musicians, The National Flute Association, as well as other music and spiritually affiliated organizations. She also is an instructor of music appreciation and art history classes at Pasadena City College’s Continuing Education Center (Pasadena, CA) for more than 15 years.

Life Changes Show

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Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

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Schedule Station
BBS Station 1
Schedule Broadcast Day
9:00 pm CT
9:55 pm CT
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