Healing Notes™

Medical Music Therapy for those who need it the most. Resounding Joy’s Healing Notes Program uses Music Therapy as a means to improve the cognitive, physical, psychological, and social well-being of young children and families facing healthcare issues within hospital setting and in the community. Our goal is to facilitate positive experiences that will contribute to the child’s (and family’s) overall progression of health and quality of life.

General Admission $25

VIP Admission (includes VIP preferred seating and VIP amenities) $100

Doors open at 6 pm for refreshments and silent auction. Concert will begin promptly at 7 pm.

Why Music?

Resounding Joy's staff consists of NICU and Neurologically credentialed board-certified music therapists. The Healing Notes program provides support, structure, expressive outlets, positive family dynamic reinforcement, transitional support from hospital to home and back for ill youth, and bereavement services for mourning families. Children born prematurely may face a host of problems in heir first few weeks/months of life in the NICU.

These include:
a) a 50 percent survivability rate for infants born at 23 gestational weeks;
b) increased medical costs due to longer hospital stays; and
c) higher instance of learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), developmental issues, and cognitive processing impairments-all which create an increased need for special education services in the future.

MT in NICU Provides:

Increase in self-regulatory behaviors

Opportunities for habituation
Reduction of infant stress behaviors

Improvement in respiratory rates

Increase in oxygen saturation rates

Development of non-nutritive sucking
(necessary skill for feeding)

Acceleration of weight gain

Positive diversion from daily noise in the NICU (beeping, voices, etc.)

Introduction to language & information through lullabies

Encouragement of appropriate parent-infant bonding

Facilitation of neurodevelopment for premature/full term babies

MT in PICU Provides:

Procedural support

Stabilization of vital signs

Normalization of hospital environment
Reduction of the pain perception

Decreases in stress response

Promotion of family support and bonding

Autonomy and opportunities for patient’s control of environment

Support for nurses, doctors, and hospital staff

Increase in coping skills for long hospital stays