What We Do
Resounding Joy enhances the human experience with therapeutic applications of music. We uplift individuals and families in complex conditions, help them achieve their goals, and support the health and wellness of the community.
Our music therapists are highly trained professionals who, after graduating with an approved degree in music therapy, complete 1,200 hours of internship and a complex national certification board test. Music therapist education encompasses biology, psychology, and neurology, as well as training in voice, guitar, piano, percussion, and often other instruments to accommodate various scientifically proven interventions.
We offer powerful and affordable music therapy services through four main programs – Sounds of Legacy, Sounds of Healing, Sounds of Service, and Sounds of Community. Each session begins with an assessment, and then the therapist works with the client to determine which goals to focus on during treatment.
Sounds of Legacy
Recreational Music and Music Therapy to Empower Seniors
The Resounding Joy Sounds of Legacy program brings the familiarity of favorite songs to seniors enrolled in adult day care programs, assisted living facilities, memory-care facilities, individuals, families, and throughout the community. Our goals are to improve mood and quality of life, provide opportunities for socialization, promote memory and reminiscence, and to empower individuals to tell their story and leave their legacy through songwriting and music making.
Sounds of Healing
Music Therapy For Children with a Medical or Mental Health Diagnosis and Their Families
The Sounds of Healing program uses music therapy to improve the cognitive, physical, psychological and social well-being of children facing severe, complex, or chronic healthcare issues in a variety of settings. Our goal is to create positive experiences that contribute to the overall quality of life and progression of health for children receiving medical care as well as their families. This program is a realized dream of the Ariana Miller family.
Sounds of Service
Supporting those Who Serve Our Country and Our Community
The Sounds of Service program uses music therapy and recreational music to address stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and physical injury. Our goal is to empower individuals to use the music they already listen to and love to intentionally improve overall wellness. Through Music Resiliency Training, music therapists work with individuals and groups to better understand how the body responds to stress and how to harness the stress response through music.
Sounds of Community
Creating Community, One Musical Moment at a Time
Sounds of Community provides music programs that promote health and happiness, to any part of the community, including, but not limited to:
- Joy Giver volunteer training and experiences;
- Opportunities that educate and advocate for music therapy;
- Community events and celebrations;
- Staff wellness, communication, and collaboration workshops;
- Accessible and musical parties;
- Music lessons;
- Drum circles and sound healing experiences;
- and many more!
The land upon which we gather is part of the traditional territory of the Lenni-Lenape, called “Lenapehoking.” The Lenape People lived in harmony with one another upon this territory for thousands of years. During the colonial era and early federal period, many were removed west and north, but some also remain among the continuing historical tribal communities of the region: The Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Tribal Nation; the Ramapough Lenape Nation; and the Powhatan Renape Nation, The Nanticoke of Millsboro Delaware, and the Lenape of Cheswold Delaware. We acknowledge the Lenni-Lenape as the original people of this land and their continuing relationship with their territory. In our acknowledgment of the continued presence of Lenape people in their homeland, we affirm the aspiration of the great Lenape Chief Tamanend, that there be harmony between the indigenous people of this land and the descendants of the immigrants to this land, “as long as the rivers and creeks flow, and the sun, moon, and stars shine.