November is Military Appreciation Month, and Georgia Music Partners honored Alchemy Sky as an Atlanta non-profit working to enrich the lives of veterans through music therapy.
“We’re doing music therapy at the VA,” Jaye Budd explains, “and we average about 14 veterans for the nursing home right on campus at the Veterans Medical Center on Clairmont Road. There are 50 veterans that call the Community Living Center home, and we get about 14 participants every time we go. We hand out percussion instruments, and try to get them to interact with us and sing songs, and then we use the songs as a doorway to express whatever is on their mind. So we’re kind of creating this sacred space in the community room on the 3rd floor of the VA.”
Alchemy Sky works with with licensed music therapists from Metro Music Therapy, an Atlanta organization during these sessions.
“You never know where the magic is going to come from, but there is always magic that happens.”
Read the full article here. If you are interested in becoming involved with Alchemy Sky, you can reach out to us. We’re always looking for people who can help tell our story or support it in any way. Our vision is to have a program in every one of these Community Living Centers throughout the country.