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San Diego, CA 03/27/2013 – Resounding Joy Inc, the nonprofit music therapy organization whose sole mission is to promote social, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being through music, recently elected two new members to serve on the Board of Directors. The new members of the Board include: John Barros is the president and owner of San […]
The Semper Sound Military Music Therapy Program is Resounding Joy’s largest and fastest-growing program. Since it’s inception in 2010 to present day, Semper Sound grew from a pilot program to serving hundreds of active duty service members, veterans, and their families annually on multiple military installations in San Diego County. Here are some highlights from […]
On Friday April 25th, 2014 Harvard Graduate School of Education’s (HGSE) Film Screening Series in partnership with HGSE Music Therapy Club hosted a premiere viewing of Homecoming: Conversations with Combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. The 30-minute documentary explores how United States military service members experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through the perspective of four United […]
On Saturday, September 27th, close to 200 supporters, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate together and to raise funds for Resounding Joy’s 10th Anniversary: Celebrating a Decade of Changed Lives. Good times were had by all while making a meaningful difference in the lives of Resounding Joy’s clients. We extend our heartfelt thanks to board […]
Step inside the San Diego Rescue Mission (SDRM) on a Tuesday night and you will hear the rhythmic sound of drums echo down the hallway…twenty men who live at the SDRM, two music therapists and four professional musicians, coming together to form one community. Plastic chairs and colorful instruments sit in a circle, waiting for […]
We at Resounding Joy (RJoy) are committed to learning, growth, and development; so naturally, we encourage our staff and interns to pursue education. Recently, two of our Semper Sound Military Music Therapy Program staff moved to the East Coast – and they could not bear to leave RJoy behind, so…they took us with them! Rebecca […]
Who We Are: The Semper Sound Band initiated in November 2011 from Resounding Joy’s Semper Sound Program at Camp Pendleton’s Wounded Warrior Battalion-West. Members of the Semper Sound Band are military participants enrolled in Resounding Joy’s Semper Sound Military Music Therapy Programs from the following bases: Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD), NMCSD’s OASIS Program […]
On December 4, 2013, Josh Groban visited Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) to speak with current students about music education and therapy initiatives. Groban is an American singer, songwriter, musician, actor, and record producer. His first four solo albums have been certified multi-platinum and in 2007, he was charted as the number-one best selling […]
On August 10, 2013, United States Marine Corps Sgt, Retired, Benjamin Tourtelot, performed the United States National Anthem at the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) World Series of Fighting (WSOF) National Championship hosted at Citizen’s Bank Arena in Ontario, California. NBC Sports Network provided media coverage for the event, which included a special tribute to United […]
[ti_audio media="1645"] “A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes” from Disney’s Cinderella Sung by Kailey Emblem; Accompanied by Rebecca Vaudreuil Today Kailey is a bright-eyed six-year old girl who loves to sing, dance, act, and perform in many capacities. However, her journey has been long, she has been through many ups and downs, and […]
Then I was assigned to music therapy group and met Board Certified Music Therapist, Rebecca Vaudreuil When I first met Rebecca two years ago in July 2011, I was in-patient at the Oasis Program, which specializes in treatment for Combat-related PTSD. Part of the curriculum was weekly music therapy sessions that involved listening exercises, lyric […]
By Corporal Demi Bullock, Resounding Joy Semper Sound Intern Hello! I’m Corporal Demi and I am currently an intern with Resounding Joy, Inc. I am a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps, served in Afghanistan, and I am a proud musician. I have been invited to write about my journey of becoming the first […]
On May 1st, 2013, Resounding Joy’s Healing Notes program extended their music therapy cardiology program at Rady Children’s Hospital to Resounding Joy’s Recreational Music Center and Clinic. Resounding Joy, in partnership with The Ariana Fund, has been providing music therapy services at Rady Children’s Hospital on the neonatal and pediatric intensive care units since 2011. […]
On January 26th, Resounding Joy, Inc will highlight members of the Semper Sound Military Music Therapy Program at a concert in Hendrix Hall at Rock and Roll San Diego Studios. The first concert of its kind, this event will benefit military music programming through service members performing cover songs as well as original songs that […]
COMING SOON: Shukriya Documentary. Catch a glimpse of Resounding Joy’s trip to India February 2012. Resounding Joy had an incredible trip to India servicing many facilities. In line with our mission, we worked to promote wellness with music but came home with much more. We want to thank Jordan Guzzardo for capturing our trip by […]
All over the country, soldiers who are suffering from the physical and emotional ravages of war are learning to deal with their pain by writing songs and playing music. Even more surprising: It’s working. Sgt. Josh Hartman is in the backseat of his Humvee as it hurtles down Route Predators in Baghdad. Route Predators is […]
Part 6/7 of the India Blog Series During Resounding Joy’s time in India, we had the opportunity to provide a workshop for staff, professionals, and volunteers at CANSupport about Music Therapy. Our objective was to offer them tools to continue to explore music as interactive tool and source for comfort and relaxation with their patients. […]
Part 5 of 7 India Blog Series 1) Sneha Deepam Hospice Three Music Therapists and one Resounding Joy Volunteer (Joy Giver) went to visit patients and their families at the Sneha Deepam Hospice. Established in 1992, the society promotes spiritual, educational, industrial, agricultural, and physical interests of people without discrimination against race, community, caste, or creed. Together […]
Watch A Day in the Life of a Resounding Joy Volunteer (JoyGivers): Interested in becoming part of the magical music? Email Noelle Pederson to find out more. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Part 4 of 7 in the India Blog Series Below is a collection of reactions, stories, ‘Aha’ moments from Music Therapists who traveled with Resounding Joy to India. Dan Andersen, MT-BC Plymouth, Minnesota During our trip through India I met some superbly intelligent, dedicated and warmhearted people I will never forget. Thank you India One interesting […]
When was the last time you witnessed a moment of pure joy? On Friday last week, I had an unforgettable opportunity to do just that. Rather than trying to tell you what it looked and felt like, I want to show you… Read more
THE IDEA Let’s bring generations of our community together through an INTERACTIVE music program at 15 of our local libraries! Learn about musical traditions of other cultures by actually singing, dancing, and playing instruments together. We have staff and equipment; help us come to YOUR community library. THE SPECIFICS “Music in YOU!” program (part of […]
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India Blog Series Part 3 of 7 A small group of music therapists including myself, the Resounding Joy staff Neurologic Music Therapist Specialist, were invited to the Christian Medical College Rehabilitation Institute following an in-service for doctors, speech language pathologists, physical therapists and students. Physical therapist, Neeraj Gampawar, approached me following the presentation and invited me to visit the facility where he […]
Part 2 of 7 India Blog Series “Novelty has charms that our mind can hardly withstand.” ~ William Makepeace Thakeray 1. What is a HAPI Drum? A HAPI Drum is a beautifully crafted percussion instrument made from high quality steel and has different size slits, or tongues, on the top of the drum to produce a […]
Part 1 of 7 India Blog Series Namaste! This is a beautiful beginning of a 7-part blog series highlighting Resounding Joy’s outreach trip in India. In February 2012, Resounding Joy ventured to Southern and Northern India with a group of 13 music therapists and volunteers. Together this group met from around the U.S., and one individual from […]