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Playing a Music Instrument just 30 minutes a day is enough to create a dramatic improvement
in a person's life... and Music for Veterans offers a fun, yet effective approach to addressing Veterans service related issues and attaining some peace in their lives.
Playing a musical instrument provides many great benefits including:
* Improved self-image
* Reduced muscle tension
* Decreased anxiety & agitation
* Enhanced personal relationships
* Enhanced physical rehabilitation
* Increased communication skills
Many service men & women suffer physical & emotional injuries or
the effects of Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) leading to problems such as
broken families, drug addiction, depression, homelessness and suicide. *
But even if they are not facing such issues, Veterans experience a
healthy environment of camaraderie at our weekly music sessions -
socializing and building friendships with fellow Veterans through music.
The program also allows Veterans to build confidence and demonstrate
the skills they've developed through live performances throughout the community.
We partner with the VA, VFWs, American Legions, local sports teams and
non-profits who invite us to participate in events and fundraisers.
Many Vets are reluctant to seek help because they worry about
the “stigma” of PTSD following them throughout their lives, making
it difficult to find a job and provide for their families.
Veterans freely participate in the Music for Veterans because it's totally
confidential and no records are kept on their participation in our program.
* Latest statistics from US Census Bureau, Office of the Deputy Adjutant General
for Veterans Affairs state that 6% of soldiers returning from war commit suicide.