About Music Saves – VAMS
The Music Saves Project was developed to create awareness of Music Therapy programs such as VAMS (Vancouver Adapted Music Society) & The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund and the wonderful work they do to help create a level playing field for the disabled. This video is an example of how we believe that music can have an incredible positive influence in peoples lives therapeutically and creatively. Programs such as this are important to recognize and support. We believe that music makes a difference and can heal, enrich and inspire positivity and creativity.
This year, the Shore 104.3 FM team has partnered with the Vancouver Adapted Music Society (VAMS) and The Canadian Music Therapy Trust Fund for a second installment of Music Saves.
Music Saves is a music video meant to inspire musicians with disabilities by highlighting local and provincial disabled and able artists performing a new version of a well-recognized song.
In 2009, Music Saves was accredited with a number of awards including the Community Service Award by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters and the Best Charity or Cause Related Event Award by the BC Events Award Group.
Performing Dave Mason’s “Feelin’ Alright”, Music Saves II features: Jim Byrnes (VAMS), Dan Mangan, John Mann (Spirit of the West), Odds, Kuba Oms, Adaline, Dustin and Barney Bentall, Dan Moxon (Bend Sinister), Terry Townson, Steve Hilliam, C.R. Avery, Kristina Shelden (VAMS), Wendy Bird, and Rolf Kempf (VAMS).
Please help us Spread The Word about these videos & about Musical Therapy…
To make a donation to VAMS – The Vancouver Adapted Music Society, please click HERE.
In 2009, Music Saves was accredited with several awards including, the Community Service Award by the British Columbia Association of Broadcasters, the Best Charity or Cause Related Event Award by the BC Events Award group and was nominated nationally for the same event category as well.
Founded in 1988, the Vancouver Adapted Music Society has helped hundreds of adults and children with disabilities experience the joys of creating and performing music. Former Mayor of Vancouver Sam Sullivan, a Member of the Order of Canada, was an accomplished pianist before a skiing accident left him quadriplegic. He helped start VAMS to find a way for he and others with significant disabilities to surmount the physical barriers and enjoy composing, playing and performing music.
In addition to providing the programs and equipment necessary for people with disabilities to enhance their quality of life through music, VAMS encourages the development of positive self-image and goal setting. For VAMS, accessibility means more than access to the physical environment; it means access to facets of life like cultural and creative opportunities that make life fulfilling.