Higher Octave Healing will host its 8th music showcase, “Music From The Heart,” on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Tempe Center for the Arts.
There will be three showings at 10 a.m, 2 p.m., and 6 p.m. This event will be returning in-person for the first time in three years. It will showcase 14 different bands comprised of teenagers and adults with developmental disabilities. All of these bands are currently part of the music therapy program at Higher Octave Healing and are working on developing life skills.
“These rock stars are excited to hit the stage in their community again for the first time since the Fall of 2019. Our Rock Band program, which began in 2009 with one rock group, has welcomed many teens and adults with developmental disabilities over the years,” said Kymla Eubanks, founder and CEO of Higher Octave Healing. “Throughout the year, they collaborate in structuring therapeutic experiences with their group to promote increased independence culminating in an opportunity to engage with their community through this performance."
“Rock band redirects my mind away to heal, if only for a moment, from the spasticity and pain I experience, and it heals my soul,” said Katie Griffith, Higher Octave Healing board member and performer.
Affiliated with the Arizona State University Music Therapy Program, Higher Octave Healing provides music therapy for developmental disabilities, hospice, behavioral health, and early intervention. Special guest emcee will be Tatum Lynn Baxter, recording artist and founder of Music As Therapy. The event is supported by Thunderbird Charities, State Farm, The City of Tempe, Music As Therapy, and GiGi’s Playhouse Phoenix.