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Who is Bill Protzmann?

Bill started piano lessons at three years old. He grew up playing and performing and realized very early on that the discipline of playing the piano was also a behavioral healthcare practice. When he began seeking non-traditional audiences — Alzheimer’s patients and people struggling with physical or emotional injuries, stressed-out businesspeople, parents, caregivers — he began to understand the true power of music as a tool.

He has been a witness to the power of music throughout his life, and speaks openly about how he has used music as self-intervention in his own behavioral health care, including confronting suicidal tendencies. His volunteer work in the field brings him into constant contact with people who are or have been homeless, abused substances, are combat-injured or are caregivers.

This led Bill to the idea that guides him every day:

Between “music as entertainment” and “music therapy”

is the powerful opportunity to

use music as a tool.

Bill calls that opportunity “music care.”


Bill’s fascination with the near-medicinal effects of music has caused him to study the topic widely and stay constantly engaged with the most recent research. You can trust his 20+ years’ experience teaching people just like you and your team how to use music functionally in everyday situations:

  • Improve performance at work
  • Strengthen communication and relationship skills
  • Take better care of ourselves mentally, emotionally and physically.

Bill’s work was recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare with an “Oscar” for Artistic Expression in 2014:


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Featured Podcasts and Interviews




Music and Healing – Part 1
We?ve all turned to music to help heal us emotionally. But did you know music and sound can heal us physically, as well? In this first of a two-part series, I speak with Bill Protzmann, a man whose mission is to heal and teach self-care through music.
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Selected Interviews

No Redeeming Qualities Podcast 11/12/2018

The Dream Catcher 10/9/2018 with host Seline Shenoy

Your Oxygen Mask First 9/8/2018 with host Erin Yeung

Off the Chain 9/28/18 with host Yvonne Mason

Yak About Today 5/20/2018 with host David Yakir

Up-Rev Ninja podcast 5/21/2018 with host Tom Hudson

Alchemy for Life podcast 5/20/2018 with host Mark Bradford

Core Brain Journal podcast episode #152 9/19/2017: Music Heals for Past and Future

Rise Up Radio podcast episode #88 9/29/2017

Endless Beautiful #51: Arcade – Featuring Bill Protzmann 12/12/2017

On the Gutted Stories podcast, hosted by Allie Stark Wellness, Bill shares how music has served as a tool for him to vibrantly express his feelings from a young age.

Selected Articles

PsychCentral: 7 Incredible Ways Music Helps You Process Emotions

PsychCentral: How Facebook Helped Me Cope with My Mother’s Death

Good Men Project: The Scientifically Proven Way to Get EXACTLY What You Want

Yahoo! on Facebook: Why Songs Get Stuck in Your Head and How to Make it Stop