Who Are We?
The founding volunteer board was formed after a meeting 2017, to discuss how to help people consciously use music for their benefit by introducing a gentle, peaceful and calming influence through music.
We also seek to keep peaceful, calming types of music and alive and growing. This includes everyone that helps bring this music to us.
We received non-profit 501c3 status in late 2018, and all board members volunteer their time and talent to help create and run our projects with a focus on creating awareness and education of Mindful Music and its many uses.
You may contact any one of us for more information. The Mindful Music Association is open to anyone. Among our ranks are musicians, individuals and businesses in the music industry, teachers, radio hosts, health care workers, counselors, therapists and anyone interested in our mission.
Founding Board Members
President: Andy Mitran
Treasurer: Al Jewer
Membership Chair: Ed Bazel
MMA Records Chair: Joseph Akins, Ed.D
Board Member: Joseph L. Young
Board Member: Meg Bowles
Board Member: Lisa Downing
Board Member: Michele McLaughlin
What exactly is mindful music?
We use the term to describe using music consciously to improve one's feeling of peacefulness, calm and wellness. There are several genres of music that we feel promote all of these qualities
We will help people to develop a consciousness about using music to improve quality of life. From meditation to yoga to stress reduction to general enjoyment; this music can help create an environment for healing, learning, centering or meditating. It can also create an environment conducive to healing.
What do we do?
Create a custom curriculum for music educators demonstrating how to consciously use music benefits to quality of life.
Distribute this curriculum as widely as possible to music schools, primary schools and high schools as we can.
Produce a custom curated catalog of music to help grow public awareness of relaxing, calming types of music.
Use music from our catalog within the curriculum we have created.
Offer our music free of charge to schools, hospitals and community centers for the purpose of providing a calming influence or a productive study environments or the creation of an environment conducive to health and healing.
Make alliances with other organizations and businesses that promote the conscious use of music or art for creating a sense of peacefulness and calm or providing an environment conducive to health and healing.
Maintain a library of useful information to educate our members about a wider ranging use of topics. These include but are not limited to music therapy, music publishing, meditation, applications of metadata, recording techniques, info on needed resources and marketing of music etc...
Help our membership learn about how to create larger audiences and grow their income so that they may be able to continue to create more music and sustain themselves.
Promote the interaction of our artist, show host, music promoters, corporate vendor members to strengthen the community that creates and brings these types of music to the world.