Military, Veterans and First Responders
Sounds of Service

Our Sounds of Service program increases resiliency and quality of life by developing music skills, collaboration, and using strategies for emotional and mental well-being.

We understand that service to our country is unique. The experiences and challenges service members and their families face are unlike any other. Transitioning from the military back into civilian life can bring a multitude of challenges, such as navigating the VA system, struggling to find employment, forming new relationships, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. We also understand the emotional and psychological stress that our first responders experience in their jobs.

Sounds of Service offers a spectrum of music engagement for military, veterans and first responders, from informal jam sessions and songwriting workshops to one-on-one clinical sessions.

“Attending this class boosted my confidence in playing the ukulele, and my skills have improved a lot since I took this class. I greatly appreciated that Cory offered suggestions on how I can engage my boys using the ukulele. I can say that the best and most joyful thing I got from this class is learning how to bond with my kids through music.”

We adapt to what our clients need.

Our trained and certified music therapists work with our clients on what they need – whether it’s shredding guitar, hitting the drums, singing, songwriting or simply taking some deep breaths. Music therapy takes the interests, wants, needs, and love of music to strategically design a therapeutic plan that engages and addresses what’s needed. We focus on the process to help our clients reach their goals.

Sounds of Service welcomes all military-connected individuals and families regardless of disability rating, discharge status, reserve status, or any other red tape/paperwork.

“Thanks to the expertise and generosity of Resounding Joy’s music therapists, I’ve been afforded the unexpected gift of expression and introspection. They have provided unyielding motivation and support with joy and patience on a group of instruments I never would have considered. [This] has been a fun and therapeutic experience that words alone cannot express.”



  • Individual and Group Music Lessons

  • Weekly Drum Circle


  • Individual Music Therapy

  • Group Music Therapy


  • Weekly rehearsals

  • Live performances


All programs are facilitated by our board-certified music therapists, who are informed and experienced with challenges you may have, such including TBI, PTSD, anxiety or depression.

Our Sounds of Service program has participated in multiple projects with Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network, an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the U.S. Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs and the state and local arts agencies with administrative support provided by Americans for the Arts and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.