In 2004, Barbara Reuer began Resounding Joy with a team of volunteers offering music therapy as informed supportive experiences for socially-isolated seniors. Since then, they have expanded as requests for music therapy poured in from low-income communities. Over time, programs such as Healing Notes, Sound Minds, Semper Sound, Mindful Music, the Ariana Miller Music with Heart Fund and Community Connections have received generous support from the community.
Photo Caption: Dr. Reuer is the founder and CEO of Resounding Joy.She is an internationally recognized and widely published expert in music-for-wellness and music therapy. 
Last year alone, they served over 4,000 individuals, most of whom live right here in San Diego County. Most of Resounding Joy’s clients suffer from depression, PTSD, a brain injury, Down’s Syndrome, congenital heart disease, or a rare disease. The team of Board-Certified music therapists (MT-BC) strives to transform the health of San Diego County by using music as a therapeutic medium to effectively address physical, emotional, social, and cognitive goals. Music’s unique ability to navigate damaged areas of the brain and transcend verbal communication makes it a powerful tool in the hands of a qualified professional.

At Old Mission Rotary's Zoom meeting on March 9, Art Pratt Foundation President Eric Benink presented Dr. Reuer with a check for $5,107. The grant will be used for an iPad and for musical instruments to be used in their virtual online therapy sessions.