Sometimes your Muse is a Blind Dancer

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Heroes’ Voices participates in a monthly Bluegrass Jam at the VA Hospital in Livermore, a gathering of Bay Area musicians who play for a group of veterans during and after their dinner. The Livermore VA is on a beautiful tract of land surrounded by vineyards. The building is at the top of a long hill […]

Reclaiming Lost Voices

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Heroes’ Voices offers workshops at the Cal-Vet Home in Yountville, mostly with elderly veterans plus a few younger vets with health challenges like Parkinson’s Disease. One vet, a man in his 50s, likes Simon & Garfunkel, so we often sing numbers like The Boxer and Sounds of Silence. After one recent session, he walked me […]

Heroes’ Voices Unveils New Research Program

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One of Heroes’ Voices most exciting new projects is a pilot research program that we will sponsor in cooperation with the Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR). This insightful new study will be on the Veteran’s Administration campus in Menlo Park, CA. Psychologist and researcher Dr. Ben Graham will lead the research, observing three […]

Heroes’ Voices Program Expansion

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Heroes’ Voices has expanded our programming considerably this year. We recently connected with a VA psychologist and Social Worker named Dan Evenhouse. He is one very busy man. He has clients and projects scattered over the Bay Area, but he maintains two offices, one at the VA in San Bruno and one at the San […]

Raising our Voices Together in Song

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Heroes’ Voices just finished another series of music and poetry workshops with veterans at the VA in Menlo Park. This was the fourth workshop series we’ve done in Menlo Park and it proved again to be a remarkable journey. Singing together as an ensemble is a marvelous experience, but when individual veterans are encouraged to […]

Steve Peterson Brings New Life to a “Veteran” Guitar

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Heroes’ Voices has a cooperative and successful relationship with Gryphon Stringed Instruments. Gryphon Strings and their customers donate guitars to Heroes’ Voices, and Heroes’ Voices provides guitar lessons and free guitars to veterans. This cooperative program is called “Guitar Corps.” Gryphon Strings sells high quality guitars, but they also repair guitars. One of the luthiers […]