The Grounds is proud to partner with Rock to Recovery (rocktorecovery.org) to bring the power of music therapy to our members. Founded in 2012 by Wes Geer, a professional musician, touring guitarist for the alt-metal band Korn and music teacher, Wes found the universal healing power of music through his own recovery process while in treatment. He created Rock To Recovery to share with others. Rock to Recovery works with over 60 organizations supporting men, women, at-risk youth and Wounded Warriors. Weekly sessions at The Grounds allow all members to play instruments, write songs and record.
With guidance from Rock to Recovery staff who are all in recovery themselves, members start by creating lyrics directly from their own experiences and then develop the music to carry them. Learning to play an instrument, sharing feelings, expressing emotion and collaborating with a team allows for important life lessons and increased self-esteem. Even those with no music experience come to enjoy the comradery, release, and self-esteem that comes when the group works together to create something. The experiences are creative, exciting and healing. We’ve found that our members look forward to the wee “jam sessions” every other week and we’ve uncovered many hidden musical talents.