About Dr. Kathleen Riley

Kathleen Riley is a musician, researcher, biofeedback expert, lecturer, and coach with a mission to help people discover the transformative power of intention, expressed through spoken word, sound, and the performing arts for personal, social and global wellbeing.

Dr. Kathleen Riley’s multifaceted approach addresses the mind, body, and spirit connection. Working with biofeedback, breathing techniques and sound, she helps people from all professions overcome technical limitations, heal work-related injuries, reduce anxiety, and enhance their quality of life. Read her bio below for more about her expertise.

Powerful Tools for Sustained Resilience

Incorporating physics, frequencies, and resonance in our own electromagnetic fields, posture and optimal alignment, biofeedback and self-regulation techniques, and her expertise as a musician, Kathleen helps clients understand how everything is connected. Our most powerful frequencies come from our heart signals which respond to the thoughts and emotions we feel.

Holistic Approach to Healing

Kathleen combines her expertise in biofeedback, science, and energy healing into a unique holistic wellness coaching for health, performance, and resilience of mind, body, and spirit. Her multifaceted approach is designed to help clients reduce stress and optimize performance.

Dr. Kathleen Riley's Education & Experience

Dr. Kathleen Riley is a pianist, Yamaha Artist in Education, performer, researcher, lecturer, teacher and writer with a mission to help performing artists connect more deeply with their purpose and heart’s intelligence, and to voice it through their creativity. Kathleen has woven a path to help others through her expertise as a musician, biofeedback specialist, researcher and optimal performance coach. Having received three degrees in piano performance, she performed for many years as a soloist and chamber musician. She pursued a doctorate in piano performance and investigated innovative ways to deepen pianists’ awareness of nuances in performers’ interpretations. Kathleen then went on to post-doctoral studies in neurophysiology and psychology at NYU. This led her down a path in 2001 that changed the trajectory of her career. She brought in her new found knowledge through neurophysiology, psychology and biofeedback into her “toolbox” and created classes and coaching sessions for students and professionals to shift into coherence and align with purpose and clarity to their vision. While living in Cleveland, Ohio, Kathleen served on faculty at the Cleveland Institute of Music where she designed courses in this alignment, Optimal Performance, and ran a biofeedback lab where her students could monitor themselves, seeing as well as experiencing the shifts that were occurring in both mind and body. Kathleen shares that the power of biofeedback is that it is a window inside the body, and our bodies never lie. Seeing is believing. She was also invited on staff at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine to introduce her special work with performance and biofeedback. Her latest research study explored the effects of a shared heart intention among members of a string quartet on the musicians and audience members. The research was filmed and produced as a documentary, Intention: The Power of the Heart. In response to COVID-19, she created the Global Coherent Performers Community, designed to bring performers and researchers together to understand and explore new innovative ways to communicate through music and affect the global field. In addition, Kathleen added several new platforms to her “toolkit” – that of show host on the Awake TV Network of Sounds of Coherence, for three seasons. She also convenes sessions for Ubiquity University Humanity Rising Global Solutions Summit on the transformative effects of music and the arts on coherence and consciousness.