Welcome to Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc.
Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc. is Hawaii's first & only non-profit organization, promoting music therapy. A 501(c)(3) agency. Medicare & Medicaid participating provider and an approved Continuing Education provider by Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).


Mahalo, Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation for Supporting Music therapy in Hawaii!



On December 4, 2013, Sounding Joy received a special gift of $10,000 from the Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation!  Many thanks to our good friends, Ms. Ernie Murata, who nominated SJMT for this award, and Ms. Henderson, who gave a beautiful testimony about her son's music therapy at the award luncheon.
                          



MUSIC THERAPY is a well-established allied health profession (See the description by American Medical Association) similar to occupational therapy and physical therapy. It consists of therapeutic uses of music to address behavioral, social, psychological, communicative, sensory-motor, and/or cognitive functioning. It enhances one's quality of life, involving human relationships, which are structured and adapted through the elements of music to create a positive environment and set the occasion for successful growth and changes.

Because MUSIC THERAPY is a powerful and non-threatening medium, unique outcomes are possible. MUSIC THERAPY is used successfully with all ages and disabilities.

SOUNDING JOY MUSIC THERAPY, INC. was established in September 2002, as the first and only non-profit organization, with IRS code 501(c)(3), to promote music therapy in the State of Hawaii. It was to respond to the growing demands for music therapy services in our community.

SOUNDING JOY MUSIC THERAPY, INC.'s mission is to enhance public awareness of benefits of music therapy, to increase accessibility to music therapy services, and to advance music therapy research, in order to improve quality of life through therapeutic uses of music.

WE BELIEVE the power of music can transform people's lives significantly.


Our program is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Art.
Our youth and needy family services are supported by the Department 
of Human Services.

  
Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc. is an approved Continuing Education provider by Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) and National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC).


Our music therapy services are also supported by The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc.



Our porgram is also supported by Mr. Jake Shimabukuro. Jake is a significant contributor to our music therapy services.



Hawaii WebTV is a major contributor, donating their media services to support Sounding Joy's mission.