Transforming lives through the power of music
TunesWork’s vision is to fund increased access to therapeutic music programs for all ages, all reasons and all life; including residents in senior centers, patients in hospitals, palliative and hospice care, rehabilitation, bereavement, and veterinary programs. Together we transform lives through the power of music. Music is good medicine.
History of TunesWork
The idea of TunesWork was born in October 2015, when Mike Silcox and Ann Roach attended the screening of the Sundance award winning documentary “Alive Inside,” in Lodi, CA, sponsored by Vienna Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center. Both Mike and Ann were deeply moved by the film and the way music was reconnecting those afflicted with Alzheimer’s and Dementia to themselves, their families… their LIVES. Immediately they got their communities involved to raise awareness and funds to further the cause. They formed TunesWork to continue their mission to promote music as medicine.
Now, TunesWork is a 501©3 non-profit whose mission is to advocate and support programs that utilize the healing power of music. We strive to support all programs and organizations using music as medicine. TunesWork in partnership with Eskaton Foundation, launched its 1st benefit concert in November of 2016, featuring Craig Chaquico. Through his own personal experience of the healing power of music, Craig is an on-going advocate for music as medicine. Craig is a founding member, hit song writer, and former lead guitarist on all Jefferson Starship and Starship hits, as well as a two-time Grammy award nominated solo artist. Through our efforts, we were able to support Eskaton’s therapeutic music program for the next 12 months, and we contributed funds for the California Association of Health Facilities’ Music and Memory project benefiting 300 nursing homes statewide.
Since stepping into the world of the healing power of music, TunesWork continues to be amazed by the many organizations dedicated to using music to heal, comfort and soothe. TunesWork continues to champion these efforts by educating the public, raising awareness and fundraising, because we know that Tunes truly work.
What We Do
TunesWork supports, educates and advocates for the healing power of music. We support a wide range of therapeutic music programs, and enable local facilities to incorporate the healing power of music into their daily regimen.
TunesWork funds increased access to therapeutic music programs for ALL AGES, ALL REASONS, ALL LIFE
Whether you’re in uterine waiting to be born, or on your death bed… TunesWork!
Whether it be those cognitively impaired by Alzheimer’s or a form of dementia, those afflicted with any kind of a neurological trauma, those on the acute floor of a hospital, those during experiencing the long arduous sessions of Dialysis or Chemotherapy, or those in rehabilitation. TunesWork!
Music does not discriminate, it is the universal language.
“Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”
What You’ve Helped Us To Do
In the last three years, you’ve helped us raised over $100,000 and place Music and Memory in ten local facilities!
On September 8, 2018 we coproduced for the second time with Husky Shows a benefit concert featuring American saxophonist Boney James and singer-songwriter Avery Sunshine raising over $10,000.
TunesWork had a very successful benefit concert at the Center For Arts in Grass Valley on April 7, 2018 – Featuring the Rayos and Steelin’ Dan. Raising over $8,000, with the proceeds going right back into the local community to place Music and Memory in four local facilties.
In May 2017, TunesWork presented California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) a check in the amount of $8,200 to be used to build music libraries in participating Music and Memory CAHF facilities.
On July 23, 2016, we collaborated with Husky Shows – Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers to bring you a benefit concert raising $20,000. The proceeds were used to place Music and Memory in several local Sacramento facilities.
In November of 2016, TunesWork in conjunction with Eskaton, presented a successful, sold out concert featuring Craig Chaquico and friends at Thunder Valley Casino. Raising over $55,000 for Eskaton’s Therapeutic music programs and helping to assist with the implementation of Music and Memory statewide through the California Association of Health Facilities (CAHF) grant.
In 2015, while awaiting our 501c(3) status approval, we raised $11,000 from our local church communities. These funds were used to implement Music & Memory statewide.
In addition to providing the necessary funds, Mike Silcox and Ann Roach were the founding members of the CAHF Music and Memory steering committee, which helped build a CD music library, organize volunteers, assist in creating a one-page cost analysis for administrators and much more.
- TunesWork granted a local Roseville hospice the start up money for their own Music and Memory program.
- TunesWork sent $5,000 directly to Music and Memory to be used specifically in the state of California.
- TunesWork helped set up IPod drop off locations all over the Sacramento area.
- And TunesWork was featured on many radio and tv news interviews raising awareness about the healing power of music.