All of us want that deeper experience of joy, don't we? However happy we feel, there's always an invitation built right into joy to go deeper, be more authentically, more vulnerably, profoundly joyous. It's natural. It's also natural to carry some emotional luggage. And when it gets heavier than we want, what do we do?
How do you play? How do you reconnect to your joy? Deepen that joy? For good?
Whether you’re a seasoned symphonic audiophile or a teenager who’s just discovered Billie Eilish, the music you love - the music you play - is your most powerful pathway from grief through growth to joy.
In fact, it’s your most powerful pathway from wherever you are in the journey of your life to wherever your next destination may be.
Are you ready to tell the next part of your story with power, not force? How will the music you love connect you more deeply to that invitation, guide you on the journey, and greet you at every waypoint you reach?
Music gives us a safe, healing experience of our deepest emotions – an experience that invites us to lay down our baggage and empower our life passage with skillful soundscapes. The question is: how will the music you love help you tell the great story of your life - a story of strength, wisdom, joy, and deep insight?
Now, for the very first time, you have access to the combined wisdom of ancient tradition and modern science in a simple, effective, life-transformative musical toolkit.
There are some amazing no-cost tools available to you at the Music Care website, including this Free Guide to Authentic Resilience with Music, that you can use to turn any tough situation into an opportunity for authentic connection and transformative belonging. Or you could take passage on a Quest that will change your life forever.
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Like a ringing bell, this Quest offers you tools you can easily learn to apply with skill, supported by scientific evidence and holistic, self-evident self-care, to fundamentally change the nature of your life journey forever and for good.
The music you love can be used in everyday rituals to master grief, support rapid change, transform distress, depression, and anxiety, and more. Skillful integration of your journey with the mechanics that power your music opens up your potential for self-awareness, self-actualization, and transcendence. This Quest teaches you how to embody and use that power with skill.
You are about to begin the Quest of your lifetime....but in all honesty the heroic journey is never easy, and of the few who choose to attempt it, many will never complete it. The promise to passengers on that journey is that everything can change for good, even as old wounds are uncovered and light shines into their interior shadows – shadows that appear frightening at first but add richness as they reveal their purpose and meaning.
Here's the challenge. Ask yourself: do I have the courage to explore those shadows, learn from them, and accept the invitations I will encounter along my path? How deeply can my music carry me along, into, and through this journey?
What promises have I made to myself that I need to keep? How can I tap into joy more deeply, more consistently, more authentically?
Yes: you will find the Quest is difficult, but that it’s also fun, inspiring, and healing.
As you enjoy this active learning experience you will find it resonates far more powerfully than one-way video or a fancy slide deck. You will respond naturally to the power of game-inspired self discovery, interact with your Quest mentor and other Questers, and build effective, purpose-driven ceremonies for both the most difficult and the most sublime paradoxical moments of your life. Your challenge is simply to allow and enjoy your ride, and to share your stronger skills with others in your family or your business.
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All Questers progress through a similar pathway, curriculum, and exercises to engage more deeply with the power in their individual music. There are four distinct levels of personal challenge available to you, depending on your preferences for more interactive guidance or more self-study: Platinum, Gold, and Silver.
The Platinum Level Quest is a perfect journey for those who:
· Want to make the deepest possible inner commitment to transform
· Maximize results from a lifetime of self work
· Strive to move from success to significance in cooperation with mentors, guides, and teachers
Your personalized Platinum Quest is supported with in-depth, one-to-one guidance by Bill Protzmann, assistance from our team Quest Mentors, group interaction with others traversing the Quest, and regular online meetings during your journey that extend your new skills and integrate them into the challenging opportunities of your life. As the name implies, it's also of significant value. Please use this link to inquire.
The Gold level is reserved for Questers who desire a significant, self-directed journey. This level may appeal to you if your self-motivation and commitment are excellent and you feel confident to reach out to you on-call mentor to explore new ideas or ask questions as necessary. To join the Quest at the Gold level, the tuition is $2,497 USD.
· Self-paced and fully-mentored
· For active-duty military service members, Veterans of any United Nations member nation, first responders, and frontline COVID-19 clinical workers and volunteers, Music Care Inc offers full-tuition scholarships. Please use this link to inquire, and be prepared to provide bona-fide documentation of your military or qualifying service.
At the Silver level, you are expected to be more self-sufficient with your inner work and, although your Quest will include online discussion with other Questers and dialogue with Quest mentors, your own internal compass will be the tool you will use most. The Silver level tuition is $997 USD.
To begin your Quest at the full-tuition Gold or Silver levels, use the big green Get Started button floating nearby or at the top or bottom of this page.
Questions? Sometimes a conversation can be useful before jumping in on a new endeavor. Asking questions is a great way to clarify purpose and belonging.
You can book a free, no-obligation conversation with Bill Protzmann directly using this link.
Welcome...to the continuing journey of your life...from grief to growth and beyond. Whether you’re an accomplished performing artist or like music playing in your background, you deserve this opportunity to change your life – physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually – with music.
Bill Protzmann is an entrepreneur, musician, husband, father, and proud member of the human race.
His mission is to raise awareness of the power of music for self-care.
He's the world's leading advocate and educator on the power of music for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self-care, holds magna cum laude degrees in piano performance and creative writing, and has led a successful consulting practice in information technology for the last 30 years.
He's also the founder of Music Care Inc, the first for-purpose business established to teach you how to give yourself effective, evidence-based self care using nothing more than the music you love.
Bill's work has been recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Health with an Award of Excellence - the behavioral health industry equivalent of winning an Oscar.
Book your free in-depth conversation with Bill to review and analyze the music you love for it’s powerful effects on you.
- 10 Levels
- Coaching By Bill
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What's a music rite?
You will learn about how music has always been available to us as a tool, and the power of using musical tools in purposeful, almost ceremonial ways. This background will also introduce the language of music care. You will begin to identify the ritual-ready moments of your life.
This second "preparation" Level is about the things you'll need on hand to perform an effective music rite. In this Level, you'll assemble that gear and create a personal space for practicing its use.
Your first of three "build" Levels. Creating effective music rites begins with deepening your internal awareness of and connection to your emotions. You will do that here...as if you were creating a strategic approach to the rest of your life. Here's a secret: you are.
This Level reveals the tools you need to accurately discover the emotions in the music you already love. Think you can do that well now? Just wait until you learn and use this tactical approach to the hidden emotional power of music.
It takes strategy, tactics, and ammunition to win a military campaign. In this level, you will learn how to make your own customized ammo. No worries: this military metaphor isn't about making war; it's about the fuel that powers your music ritual and how to use that fuel for good.
Locked and Loaded
The most important Level in the Quest: everything you've learned so far comes together in one powerful playlist, and you make your very first musical rite around it.
Before you can try your new skills in the wild, its important that you can find the powerful place called "neutral." Using your new skills, you will identify your own personal "neutral" and begin to practice ways of returning to it at will. Don't worry: there's a rite for this, too.
Into the Wild
You've had time to practice, but now is the time to try out your new skills in real life. Your first solo rite. This Level can be daunting for introverts, or hard to control for extroverts, but you're ready. You may be surprised at how far you've grown...and at how many more rites you need to make.
The Wild can be brutal. This Level will help you keep your balance out there. You will learn to make several new kinds of music rites that take you to back to neutral. This is great practice for the net and final Level.
Your Own Personal Music Rites
In this final Level, you will learn how to extend your new skills across the entire spectrum of your power. Most importantly, as you do this, you will find your trust in music rite deepening, and beginning to connect you more authentically with the other important parts of your being. It's very Zen!
This Quest has truly improved my life!
"When my Dad passed away, I was faced with overwhelming grief for the first time in my life. I decided to use the skills from this Quest to learn to process my grief using music as my guide and lifeline. It has worked so well! I now feel empowered to face this difficult emotion. I now know how to gently recognize, approach, and enter times of grief and to use my curated playlist to safely and effectively take that journey."
Don't deny emotion; incorporate it
"I have sincerely appreciated this very directed, unique, meaningful, and effective way for us humans to process and understand emotion. It's a skill, and this Quest shows us how to use it. The times in which we live demand that we learn to incorporate emotion into our daily life experiences instead of denying it altogether, and the Quest shows us exactly how to do this in a way that is compelling easy to appreciate because music is the means."
Cancer survivor, Military Veteran, peer counselor
"I confronted my fear of cancer treatment radiation; initially with the Serenity Prayer and meditation. Then it dawned on me: I am seeking serenity. Bill gave me his 'Serenity' CD. The radiation techs played it for me. While the beams radiated, the piano sedated. The power of music! I left Protzmann’s CD for future patients."
Past Director, VA Medical Center San Diego CA
"Bill’s love of music, passion for Veterans and boundless energy to do the right thing in every situation is to be admired. I heartily endorse him and his work."
CEO, Episcopal Community Services of California
"Many thanks for your lively and thoughtful keynote address this morning at our Professional Growth Day. You were at once entertaining, inspiring, and thought-provoking. I confess I could sit and listen to you play the piano for hours, and so appreciate you sharing your gifts with us today."
Intl authority on addiction and recovery
"Listening to Bill Protzmann pulls all of the positive things about living into place. He is a master at his ability to relate his music to recovery for everyone. His music and his words of wisdom touch and teach at the same time that recovery is truly a gift, just like his music."
Sr HR NCO 1-109th FA, US Army National Guard (ret)
"Bill is an amazing presenter. His speaking and training abilities are outmatched only by his passion for music and helping Veterans. I’m not sure why I like what he does, but his use of music for healing touches me on some deep level that I normally don’t allow to surface."
LL M Asset Protection Attorney
"If you’re looking for a speaker at your next event, I cannot recommend Bill highly enough. As he describes himself, he is a man on a mission, namely, to raise awareness of the power of music as self care. Your audience will be engaged, entertained, and enlightened."
Scientist and Entrepreneur
"Bill is a great mentor, and is open to new ideas, and cares greatly for his fellow people. He has been a great positive influence in my life. He believes in people, when they are having doubts in their self, which is what many people need, in order to succeed."