My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Music Sweet Music Inc, South Pasadena, FL, USA
Music Sweet Music is a truly great non-profit. Founder Ted Wagner was volunteering at a children's hospital and observed the tremendous benefit music therapy provided the ill and pained children he so desperately wanted to help. He was excited and inspired to learn that music therapy exists today as an evidence-based allied healthcare profession, providing compassionate and effective care for a variety of clinical settings, including his experience with in-patient pediatric medical hospitals. However, Ted realized that once families were fortunate enough to leave the hospital, they were then left without any access to music therapy. Ted knew he did not hold the extensive education, training, and credentialing required to safely and effectively practice music therapy, but he knew he could build a non-profit to source therapists and provide funding, knocking down the two barriers preventing these families from gaining access to the beloved and powerful therapy. Music therapists were now available and able to use music as a tool to continue addressing the childrens' ongoing non-musical health objectives as they moved out of the hospital and back home. And still to this day, all these years later, Music Sweet Music continues to make this important service possible for children working on communication abilities, social skills, delayed childhood development, academic progress, motor coordination, symptoms of cancer treatment, and so much more. Music Sweet Music has also expanded to best serve the community, also providing music therapy for individuals with traumatic brain injury, adults with intellectual disabilities, and more. Ted is a community hero, and Music Sweet Music is a huge inspiration for music therapists, other non-profits, and especially the many lives that have been lifted.