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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

By Sam IV

For some it is monetary, for others it is joy. it is a feeling of presence within the beauty of what is.  How often do we find ourselves off rhythm? I mean the moments our harmony is complete shit! It happens, don’t judge yourself or blame anybody else. Especially if you’ve recently gone through hardship or maybe just something as simple as not following the diet or workout plan. Whatever it is throw that anger and frustration into something else. I know it’s hard because all you want to do is be mad and blame the world, but that isn’t healthy. I know because I used to do just that and all it did was further my feelings of negativity. It was like pouring gasoline onto and already raging fire because I didn’t care if the whole town burned down. Then after the smoke clears what do you have left? Just hopelessness and wilderness without a safe haven to really feel at ease. That was literally me! The cells within you are vibrating at a much lower rate than that of what you’re trying to attract. I’ve seen pictures of our cells forming into these beautiful shapes as their vibration becomes higher and higher. That’s ultimately why you see people with high energy being so upbeat and happy. In turn, the cells in their body mimic the things they are wanting to attract. So inherently they attract it.  My guest this week Mr. Bill Protzmann does just that. He studies these forms of healing and explores them further. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Self Care with Music on the Be Awesome Podcast hosted by Dr Kristina Hallett on Mental Health News Radio Network 7/23/2019

 

daddy unscripted

Host Tim Wheaton talks with Bill about the life-saving and life-affirming power of music

road to growth

Host Vinnie Enriquez talks with Bill about success and entrepreneurism and how music has been Bill’s most valuable tool for both

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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Change Your Story Change Your Life

Host Louis Di Bianco and Bill discuss the practical power of music

wise health for women

Today we interview the best-selling author of “More Than Human – The Value of Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization.” In this digital world, we often miss the body language, facial expressions, and showing appreciation and empathy when communicating by text or social media. Cultivating the “spirituality”, humanness, compassion, and foundational communication blocks are essential in today’s world. Find the book here .

Is this practical? Doable? Do we let our busyness reduce our human connection and engagement? Communication will always be a two-way street, but this show may remind you of some of the deeper levels of communication you once knew, or that you wish them to be. Join in! Click here here to listen.

 

Selected Interviews

The Curious Bodhi Podcast hosted by Jnana 6/13/2019

The Kinetic Fitness Show with host Ali West: the Power of Music 5/20/2019 

Resilience Unravelled with host Dr Russell Thackeray 5/20/2019

The Curiosity Chamber Podcast with host Jay Barone 5/17/2019: music psychology, history, music and drugs, famous bands, music and health, drum line, music education, and the future of music

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