Peace Through Music

Music For Veterans

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PTSD Improvements

​​​​This chart includes the results of our
​survey as an assessment of major PTSD symptoms. In the assessment, “0” means the Veteran is not currently experiencing this symptom, whereas “5” states that he or she

is extremely troubled by the symptom. The follow-up study shows the efficacy of our program in reducing the symptoms of

PTSD in our participants.​

Combat Action

​​Time in service
* Average of 13 years
* Range of 4-28 years

Time in music group
* Average of 8 months
* Range of 2 weeks to 18 months

Musical background
* 86% of veterans involved
have had no prior music training. 

Services Represented

​​In addition to basic demographics, these surveys help to understand a Veteran's participation in the program: whether they enjoyed the program, if any changes

should be made to the program, and

whether the program was meeting their

goals for attending. The overall

experience in the program was ranked

“highly enjoyable.” 86% of respondents

felt that it was helping them meet

their goals for joining.

​* Information compiled by Laura Harper

​​Learning to play a musical instrument provides a peaceful retreat from

the pressures facing Veterans after returning to civilian life.


The therapeutic outcomes of playing a musical instrument include: ​​
* Improved Self Image  * Increased Motivation
* Reduced Muscle Tension  * Better Communication Skills
* Improved Emotional Release    * Increased Verbalization Skills
* Decreased Anxiety & Agitation  * Enhanced Physical Rehabilitation
* Enhanced Personal Relationships 

​Music for Veterans carefully measures the clinical success of the program. Surveys
are performed periodically to guarantee the program is as effective as possible.
The resulting data is critical to Music for Veterans since this program is a

model to be used for Veterans throughout the region.


Here are the results of a recent survey:

Program Results