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Featured Interview: Listen To Alchemy Sky Founder Jaye Budd & Music Producer Marcus McCreary Talk About Our Veterans Music Project On Georgia Public Broadcasting!

#Veterans Rock

We are excited to begin our new segment – #VeteransRock. Alchemy Sky’s Veterans Music Project walks a small group of Veterans through the process of writing and recording original songs. We pull from a large network of music therapists, music producers, sessions players, and artists to help the songs that are in the hearts of…
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Bridges To Mend

So many bridges to mend.  So many hands to lend.  So many lost friends.  Looking for some silver lining in this touch of grey can be a fulltime job.  One of the things that has warmed my heart are all the examples of music making things better and pulling people together.  I think it shows…
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Change

 “The only thing constant is change.”  Heraclitus That quote is about 2,500 years old but it still works.  Our new normal has come in like a lion.  Things like getting a big hug from someone, meeting up with friends to wax philosophic or finding  a great new hole in the wall bar are scarce these…
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What is Wounded Warrior Project?

The Wounded Warrior Project is a nonprofit organization that helps Veterans and active duty service members through a variety of programs, services and events, specifically focusing on wounded Veterans.  From its formation in 2003 to its incorporation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in 2005 and onwards, the organization has provided help in the form of prosthetics,…
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The Power of Music Therapy

When we think of healing, we often think of doctors, medication, physical therapy and hospital gowns. Although that is the traditional way of healing, some prominent researchers have come up with more natural alternatives. According to the popular newsletter Psychology Today, music therapy allows clients to explore and connect to the psychological, familial, emotional, spiritual…
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The Neurochemistry of Music

Mona Lisa Chanda and Daniel J. Levitin have written a comprehensive paper regarding how music can regulate our mood and physical well-being. Music. They use five categories they look at regarding the power of music. These categories are: (i) reward, motivation, and pleasure; (ii) stress and arousal; (iii) immunity; and (iv) social affiliation. Click Here…
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Music Makes It Better For Veterans

Going into the studio is always a thrill whether you’re an old pro or a brand newbie.  The week of 12/16, our Veterans Music Project 2.0 went in with two new songs.  Nine Veterans and our music producer (also a ten-year Army Veteran) worked hard for 13 weeks.  For two hours every Monday night, we…
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Support Our Veterans On #GivingTuesday

During our Veterans Music Project, you often see fingers flying across blank pages writing lyrics almost as if they can’t get them out fast enough.  There is something cathartic about expressing thoughts and feelings through words and music.  We are always amazed that our Veterans  wish to explore some of the most vulnerable areas of their life. Who was…
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Where Does Your Money Go?

Where Does Your Money Go? At Alchemy Sky, 85% of your donation goes straight to our programming to help Veterans.  For $100, we can send a board-certified music therapist into a homeless shelter for Veterans.  It is a one-hour session with all instruments provided and can accommodate up to ten Veterans. Help us help the…
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How Drumming Makes It Better

How Drumming Makes It Better From Psychology Today: The Healing Power of Drum Circles |  United we stand is a way of life for veterans. When it comes to physical therapy or recovery, the same stands true. Tackling any form of recovery begins with a group mindset, music makes that easier.  According to a recent…
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Atlanta Organization Helps Veterans Find Healing Through Music Project

By LA’RAVEN TAYLOR & VIRGINIA PRESCOTT State officials say more than 100,000 service members from Georgia were deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2012. Nationally, about 20 percent of veterans coming back from those conflicts have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injuries. Alchemy Sky Foundation is an Atlanta organization that helps people heal…
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Free Calming Music Playlist

Alchemy Sky Foundation has a free music streaming radio page which focuses on the healing power of music.  We have generously received permission by some amazing artists to stream music for our community.  We are grateful for their support and their amazing music.  Their music makes it better. At Alchemy Sky Foundation we believe in…
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Open Free Registration For Older Adult Choir

Our registration page is live for our Choir for Older Adults Living with Parkinson’s.  Our program is free for all participants.  Registration will close on March 31st.  #MusicMakesItBetter Please use this link to register: www.thegeorgecenter.com/parkinsonschoir  
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What charity or nonprofit should I partner with to help Veterans in Atlanta?

If you are looking for a charity or nonprofit to partner with to help Veterans in Atlanta, you should partner with Alchemy Sky. Why? Alchemy Sky Foundation is a local nonprofit based in Atlanta, GA.  ASF brings the healing power of music to the Georgia Veterans who need it. We work with partners like the…
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Veterans Can Sign Up Now For Free Music Project

Veterans living in the Greater Atlanta area can sign up for a free music project that is facilitated by Veterans.  Please call 404-228-7079 or [email protected]  #MusicMakesItBetter #VeteransRock
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Choir Practice Starts Monday!

Practice for our choir for Older Adults living with Parkinson’s starts Monday!  Please check out the information page and sign up using the link below.  Also check out The George Center’s Blog on this exciting new program.  Click on TGC Blog Practice starts Monday, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, at the Renaissance Senior Living Center located…
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Alchemy Sky Announces Choir For Older Adults Living With Parkinson's Disease

Atlanta, Georgia – February 19, 2018 –  The Alchemy Sky Foundation is pleased to announce the development of a therapeutic choral program to help older adults living with Parkinson’s Disease improve their quality of life. Approximately one million Americans have Parkinson’s disease (PD), more than the combined number of people with multiple sclerosis and ALS.…
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Rhythm's Ability To Unite

Imagine you are at your favorite restaurant, enjoying your favorite meal, and surrounded by the people you love when all of a sudden the live band begins to play that one song everyone in the restaurant including yourself knows. You begin to see individuals, separated by distance and life itself bob their heads in unison…
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Alchemy Sky Receives Grant To Expand Music Therapy For Veterans

Atlanta, Georgia – January 3, 2018 – The Alchemy Sky Foundation received a grant from The Imlay Foundation to expand its music therapy for Veterans in Georgia. ASF funds and facilitates regular, on-site, music therapy sessions for older Veterans who call Georgia home. ASF hires board certified music therapists (MT-BC) to lead each session. Each session averages…
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Corporate Match and Alchemy Sky

During this holiday season, let’s not forget what Our Veterans go through in service to our country.  Every day approximately 22 Veterans and service men and women commit suicide.  That is more than double the national rate.  That is where music can help.  Your tax deductible donation will help Alchemy Sky grow its programming to…
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