MP3 Maria Kostelas - Mothers Melody~One Heart: Healing Flute Lullabies for Babies, Prenatal Music for Pregnancy through Infancy
Music of the heart creates a bond of love in tranquil flute lullabies recommended for bonding: pregnancy through childhood, for birth, naptime, storytime, nite nite, also highly effective for colic, fussy and pre-mature babies.
5 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: Lullabies, NEW AGE: Healing
MOTHER''S MELODY DESCRIPTION:
A collection of tranquil flute melodies featuring Native American and classical flutes accompanied by soothing strings; harp, violin, cello, guitar, and piano to enhance the bonding between parents and their children. From day one, this music will help create a more nurturing, environment for both mother and baby and become a favorite lullaby to both as it fills the listeners with feelings of hope, love, peace and joy. Nite! Nite! This CD is being used in neo-natal wards from coast to coast. It calms the babies down instantly and reduces stress for the nurses too.
Length: 51 minutes.
MOTHER''S MELODY CD REVIEWS:
HARVEY KARP, M.D., AUTHOR
"The Happiest Toddler On The Block" and "The Happiest Baby On The Block
"Maria Kostelas''s CD ''Mothers Melody will become one of your child''s (and your) favorites! Unlike most clanging children''s music, Maria''s flutes have the power to quickly soothe and settle little ones into a feeling of safety and calm."
DR. CHRISTIAN NORTHRUP, in her newest book, "Mother-Daughter Wisdom"
"...I especially recommend the soothing flute music of Maria Kostelas. Maria''s Mother''s Melody/One Heart CD is a favorite of neonatal wards; nurses have found that this CD calms newborns instantly, and it reduces stress for the nurses too! Maria suggests that moms-to-be listen to the music before their babies are born, as well."
CHRISTIANE NORTHRUP, M.D., New York Times Best-Selling Author
LEE SEPIN R.N. - NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT NURSE
"I''ve used the "Mother''s Melody" CD for chronically-ill babies and noted that they not only had an easier time falling asleep, some even slept an hour longer than usual. The CD worked so well with the babies in our ward that the nurses were anxiously awaiting to use it for their patients. It would disappear and I would have to go looking for it because the CD was being used on yet another baby. The other nurses also commented on how well it reduced the stress for both themselves and the babies."
"My newborn granddaughter has colic and the only music that calms her down and helps her sleep is Maria''s."
(If you''re also interested in the Mother''s Melody program; live music performance for expectant mothers, in private sessions, groups, or baby showers, you might be interested in reading the mothers-to-be endorsements I''ve included at the bottom of this page.)
A SHORT BIO: (for more information please visit https://www.tradebit.com)
Maria Kostelas shares her musical performances around the globe in concerts, and special events for conferences, hospitals, spas, museums and universities and gives interactive native flute workshops for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.
Celebrities, lawyers, executives, teachers, doctors, nurses, corporations, associations and detectives are among her https://www.tradebit.coment appearances include performances where Sheryl Crow, Melissa Ethridge, Olivia Newton-John, and Clint Black were among the headliners.
Maria has appeared in Oprah magazine and her work has been lauded by Shirley MacLaine, the L.A. Times, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Judith Orloff Healing Lifestyles and Spas magazine, Dr. Joan Borysenko among others. She has composed several commissioned works, including a CD for the World Presidents Organization Conference on Mind/Body Health.
Choosing from her collection of over 100 native flutes Maria breathes healing vibrations into wood, clay, bamboo and silver flutes transforming notes into intimate and global portriats of sound. She has released 5 solo CDs through her inde label Flutes of the World and "Aligning the Chakras," a meditation CD released with Shirley MacLaine.
MY PERSONAL INSPIRATION:
This CD is close to my heart. I hope the music touches yours, nurtures you, and brings much peace and joy. I want to let you know a little bit about why I composed it, what inspired me and, to share why I started working with pregnant women and girls, some 5 years ago...
My first job after completing a degree in social work was with emotionally and learning handicapped children and their families. I soon learned that these parents didn''t know how, or didn''t take the time necessary to create a healthy bond with their babies.
I later worked as a music practitioner at a home for pregnant teens and teenage mothers. These young mothers had similar bonding issues. After doing additional research, including reviewing the latest findings regarding the healing power of music for babies in "The Mozart Effect," I decided to start a program for expectant mothers called "Mother''s Melody."
I had been composing intuitive songs of healing in private sessions for over 10 years and clients reported many healing benefits. I speculated that a personalized song composed specifically for a mother and her unborn child might be quite effective in creating a positive, comforting and nurturing environment for both mother and child. The results were very inspiring and I have continued providing private and group sessions for expectant mothers for the last 5 years. Some of the mother''s endorsements for this work are included below.
I recently received some national publicity about my work and many women called or emailed me about the Mother''s Melody program. Several wanted to purchase a CD for their pregnant friends and relatives. Unfortunately, at the time, I didn''t have such a CD. However, there were so many people that requested one I finally decided to listen and honored their request. Hence the birth of "Mother''s Melody."
I still have the "social worker" in me. When I compose music I can''t help but think about creating music that might meet the needs of my listeners. This 20-year creative gestation may sound a little clinical but I hope my passion for children as well as the love my mother and I share, interwoven in these melodies, comes through as my inspiration! In fact, I composed the title track in her living room. Her home, which looks out over the Pacific Ocean is place that nurtures my creative soul.
We have to give children every possible resource available, both internal and external, so they may thrive in today''s world. What better place to start than in the womb?
Mother''s Melody, for bonding: pregnancy through childhood.
MOTHER''S MELODY LIVE MUSIC PROGRAM ENDORSEMENTS:
1st Time Mother
"Maria has an archetypal intuitive sense that draws her to deep places within her clients. I found this to be especially true in our session when I was pregnant with my first child. Her gentle melodies were powerful and inherently feminine. Areas of tension and places where I had been holding fears and anxieties became more relaxed and many new insights began to surface related to my feelings about becoming a mother and being pregnant. Listening to the tape after the session was a wonderful way to continue strengthening the bond with my baby through this subtle yet powerful musical journey."
MOTHER OF THREE
Prior to the birth..."The music always had a relaxing affect on me and gave me an opportunity to connect to the baby within. It was our time."
"Throughout my third trimester of pregnancy I listened to the tape daily, sometimes several times in a day as it relaxed me and allowed me to note the baby''s response within me."
During the birth... "I listened to the music in early labor as I readied the bedroom for the home birth I was to have. I remained calm throughout the birth. The music grounded me, and having the baby at home, with melodies beckoning her, made for smooth labor."
After the birth..."The flute music was our defined meditation. I found myself breathing more deeply and holding her more lovingly as I listened."
"Listening to Maria''s flute music, created especially for us, has been one of the beautiful ways I have bonded with my baby."
MOTHER OF TWO
"While with Maria when she composed the original music, I felt transformed, as if suddenly my connection with my baby became more tangible. When at home I listened to the music almost daily. Every time it really was a magical experience. I would feel warmth in my hands that would travel up to my face and down to my feet. Every time my baby would move as soon as the music started.
I remember several times after listening I would have dreams that night of the baby. I dreamed I was having a boy, what his name should be and even conversations I had with him. All in all, I can say that even though I thought nothing could ever surpass the feelings I had after the birth of my first son, I''ve found the second to be even more amazing and inspiring. I feel that we bonded immediately.
Thank you for providing me with a vehicle to help me bond with my unborn child. I would gladly recommend the experience to any pregnant woman."