Daniel Goldschmidt, MM, MT-BC has been a board-certified music therapist since 2013, and completed coursework for his master’s in music therapy from Colorado State University in 2019. He has used music to help individuals meet their therapeutic goals with people of all ages; from preschoolers, to adolescents with special needs, to members of the military, to dementia care, to end-of-life care. He has given interdisciplinary keynotes around the US on topics including music cognition (see his TEDx talk here), music engagement for health professionals, and discussing the impact of race and racism in music therapy.
Alex Korb PhD is a neuroscientist, writer, and coach. He has studied the brain for over 15 years, attending Brown University as an undergraduate and later earning his Ph.D. in neuroscience from UCLA. He has published over a dozen peer-reviewed journal articles on depression, neuromodulation and other topics, and is the author of The Upward Spiral: Using Neuroscience to Reverse the Course of Depression, One Small Change at a Time.
Piera Van de Wiel partners with Bahamian music legend Fred Munnings and Grammy award-winning Bahamian producer and artist Fred Ferguson to create the Bahamian remix to Piera’s award-winning track for listener impact “Come Back Home (Abaco Relief Song)”
Our Founder Piera Van de Wiel’s original song “Used” has been raising awareness of the increasing cases of Domestic Violence. It has been raising the awareness of the incredible work of the United Nations Trust Fund to end violence against women.
This single has been highlighting the silent salient issue of the shadow pandemic of Domestic Violence and the increasing numbers due to Covid-19. The song has been played on NBC , and now has an accompanying music video that shows us the harrowing truth of Domestic Violence, how many it affects, stats, the shelters, and how we can educate ourselves to offer aid.
When domestic violence occurs there is a dysregulation around emotional understanding, music acts as a soothing mechanism.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation released “Signal For Help” a global hand gesture and movement which acts as a distress signal for victims of domestic violence. In the new music video for “Used” Van de Wiel has included women performing this hand gesture and movement. Let’s make this signal global and help all women around the world who are suffering. If victims are unable to verbally communicate due to their abuser, let’s empower each and everyone of them with non verbal communication- and this could just save their lives. We are Stronger with Music.
The music video has now launched in conjunction with the Canadian Women’s Foundation “Signal For Help” Awareness Week
Piera Van De Wiel has been nominated for Best Original Song and Best Music Video for the Indie Short Fest for her ‘Come Back Home’ (Abaco Relief Song). The Indie Short Fest is an LA-based international film competition.
“Yeah, I mean, honestly, it was so wonderful to be able to perform for the kids today. That means the most to me, I want to be able to inspire them and make them think they can go out and create music or create any technology or even coding, because what music does is that it also helps as I said, with spatial temporal relationships, which is important within the science, tech, engineering and mathematic world. So I want people to know that the arts are a part of this world. And we can support that. And I want the children to know that that’s included as well.”
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