Soul Key music program for PTSD veterans
Rehabilitating military veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder through music
The Israel Conservatory of Music, Tel Aviv, is a leading and well-recognized educational institution for music in Israel. Out of a commitment to support those who were injured during their military service to the State of Israel, the Conservatory developed the rehabilitation program, Soul Key, with a professional mental health team and support from volunteers.
The Soul Key program offers music rehabilitation to military veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) through singing and musical instrument lessons. Research shows that music has a therapeutic influence and positively influences emotional and social factors – especially important for PTSD sufferers for whom conventional therapies (psychology and medication) were not effective.
The program’s success to date represents a meaningful breakthrough in the field of rehabilitation.
In order to expand the program and deepen its impact, the Tel Aviv Foundation and Israel Conservatory of Music seek additional funding.
There are two ways to support the ‘Soul Key’ program:
- Support a Student (includes full tuition, musical instrument and support structure): $3,300 per year
- Support the Program (expand to an additional 20 students for three years): $198,000