Joy offers music therapy in the hospital and within the
community to help build resilience for children with medical
conditions, service members, veterans, first responders, isolated
older adults, and all of their families.
For children in the hospital, life is full of uncertainty. A child's
entire family may also be experiencing a variety of emotions - fear,
hope, anxiety - that can become overwhelming. However, when a music
therapist comes into the room with a guitar in hand and a beaming
smile, the stress and fear often melt away. When everyone is drawn
together, singing and playing instruments, it can give children and
parents a much-needed break from worry. Often, allowing the child to
just be a child, even if it’s just for a little while.
- 384 Pediatric patients served
- 923 Hospital
- Patients with anxiety reported an average
improvement of 68%
- Patients with depressed mood
reported an average improvement of 85%
Read more about their impact in their
2021 Annual Report.
How does Resounding Joy help build resilience?
- Embracing music through learning an instrument, jamming out or
drumming, writing lyrics, or composing songs are examples of ways to
share what you are feeling without the words.
- Encouraging others, working in groups toward a shared purpose,
peer support, and mentorship are excellent ways to build your
resilience by practicing your communication skills and developing a
Mental & Emotional Wellness
- We meet people where they are during challenging times and use
the power of music to uplift and support them. Music’s unique
ability to navigate damaged areas of the brain and transcend verbal
communication makes it a powerful tool in the hands of a qualified
- The Ariana Miller Healing Notes Program uses music therapy to
improve the cognitive, physical, psychological and social well-being
of children facing severe, complex, or chronic medical issues in a
variety of settings.
Sounds of Service
- A military-focused music program, Sounds of Service (formally
Semper Sound) increases resiliency and quality of life through
building musical skills, designing strategies for emotional and
mental well-being, and creative collaboration.
Sounds of Community
- Provides music therapy and music wellness programming to
support local agencies, as well as individuals and families in the
community. Music therapists customize programs to enhance quality of
life, resilience, family bonding, stress relief, and community
development. We also welcome and train volunteers to provide social
wellness visits, especially for isolated older adults.
Deacon John Roberts of Father Joe’s Village says of their Sounds of
“The Hausmann Quartet and Resounding Joy have provided an
invaluable service to the families residing in our temporary shelter
in Golden Hall. Our resident families look forward each week to
sharing this adventurous, exciting and educational time… [Family Jam
Sessions] allow families to have fun together, to de-stress, and to
learn a little about music… I highly recommend this program for
families, adults and children of all ages.”
In service to the community, Resounding Joy partners with many
organizations to improve lives in San Diego County, including these
Live Well Partners:
Resounding Joy has conducted individual and group programs with our
community for almost two decades. The benefits of music therapy can be
helpful to anyone, whether you are a child with medical challenges, a
veteran, a senior living away from family, or another community member.
Learn more about how you can participate or help Resounding Joy
further its mission using the power of music by visiting resoundingjoyinc.org.