THANK YOU Dale Rabiner of DHR Guitar Experience

THANK YOU to Dale Rabiner, owner of DHR Guitar Experience in Oakley. His sponsor gift supplies a large FLEA ukulele set to mental health applications of music therapy. And it enables the “Ukulele Art” fundraiser to zip past the base goal (not a finish line)!

Please meet Dale in this video. Discover what his special guitar shop in the heart of Oakley is all about. If you love guitars, pay him a visit, don’t miss out.

I personally can testify to the DHR Guitar Experience. Delivers everything promised in the video. You experience the depth of Dale’s knowledge and passion for fine guitars. The shop is quaint, comfortable and amply stocked with well-displayed variety. Especially if left-handed and want to play naturally vs. told just play right-handed (by right-handed staffers at other stores). Paul McCartney never settled for that.

Browsing and play opportunities are guided without pressure. Easily extend the experience via: exceptional accessories and supplies, lessons to start or build talents, hosted events with outstanding musicians. And letting that “healthy guitar contagion” stimulate repeat visits to discover and set your sights on your next dream guitar!

Remember those SAT analogies? Dale and DHR Guitar Experience is to Guitar Enthusiasts as Music Therapy is to Patients. The parallels are striking. It’s all about customizing live musicianship with quality instruments to create joy in life, no matter what obstacles stand in the way.

I am proud to have Dale join me in dedicating this ukulele set to the College Hill campus of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. Devoted to PSYCHIATRY. Two music therapists serve individuals and groups – complementing their many other life saving and stabilizing interventions. PLEASE watch this video. We all can work together to shatter the stigma of talking, learning about and seeking Mental Health treatment.

Please consider making a contribution to our ongoing “Ukuleles for Hospital Music Therapy” campaign on GoFundMe. Steady growth beyond the base goal brings more holistic music therapy to those in critical care settings.

https://www.gofundme.com/ukuleleshospitalMT

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THANK YOU Oxford Financial Partners

FUN STRUMS is a program that invites local businesses to accelerate ukulele donations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We thank the following organization for their heartfelt support:

Oxford Financial Partners

Please visit the their website (click name above) if you are retirement-minded and looking for a licensed, professional finance team. Call (513-469-7014) or send an email to Erik Christman (CFP, CPA) to set up a convenient appointment. Located in Kenwood, highly familiar with Procter & Gamble retiree plans, informative newsletters.



CCHMC music therapists are exceptionally skilled and appreciative. Pledges are quickly transformed into musical joy and therapeutic benefits among many young patients. Here’s a short video of Brian Schreck demonstrating an early FLEA ukulele donation, with fellow therapist Jennifer Seley singing in the background.

Are you or your business interested in helping? Email us (info@truejoyacoustics.com) for more information. Modest pledges go a long way.

As always, you can personally support this cause by visiting True Joy Acoustics. Treat yourself or others to the fun of playing a FLEA ukulele packed within our exclusive Musician Maker Kits. The more we sell, the more we donate.

Greg, True Joy Acoustics founder

THANK YOU Brower Insurance Agency, LLC

Imagine your child being diagnosed with a major health concern. One requiring extended hospital care. A prognosis that the condition becomes manageable at best, not curable. Hardly a time to think about taking up a musical instrument.

Yet, music offers power to cope, nurture and heal –– especially when guided by music therapy professionals. Music instills normalcy and an expression of feeling. It counterbalances the confinement of illness, dreading tests and treatments, waiting.

That conundrum sums up the True Joy Acoustics mission. We leverage our sales proceeds to donate FLEA ukuleles to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. At no added cost to purchasers. And without bothering parents nor hospital budgets as their resources focus on the health crisis.

FUN STRUMS is a program that invites local businesses to accelerate such donations. We thank the following organization for their heartfelt support:

Brower Insurance Agency, LLC

Please visit their website (click name above) to learn about their comprehensive insurance, financial and consulting services for the business community. Email or call Andy Watson at their Cincinnati office (513-338-5759) and you will experience the prompt, professional service that I count on for my business insurance needs.

The Music Therapy staff at CCHMC is exceptionally skilled and appreciative. They quickly transform an organization’s financial pledge into musical joy and therapeutic benefits among their many young patients.

Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - thankful for the generous business support, ready to put a DOZEN new FLEA's into music therapy action!

Are you or your business interested in helping? Email us (info@truejoyacoustics.com) for more information. Modest pledges go a long way.

As always, you can personally support this cause by visiting True Joy Acoustics. Treat yourself or others to the fun of playing a FLEA ukulele packed within our exclusive Musician Maker Kits. The more we sell, the more we donate.

Greg, True Joy Acoustics founder

THANK YOU Fifth Third Bank

FUN STRUMS is a program that invites local businesses to accelerate ukulele donations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. We thank the following organization for their heartfelt support:

Fifth Third Bank

Please visit the bank’s website (click name above) to see their broad range of personal and commercial banking services. They offer convenient branches, bank marts and ATM’s across the Greater Cincinnati region and beyond. My family has appreciated excellent service at Fifth Third Bank for many years.


What makes a FLEA ukulele special for music therapy?

Same benefits of guitar, yet much easier for hospital PATIENTS to hold and play.

Guitars are popular instruments among music therapists. They are multi-sensorial. A guitar’s aural spectrum, physical vibration and fine motor-skill interactivity makes it a powerful all-in-one “tool box” across many music therapy protocols.

However, guitar is difficult if not impossible for PATIENTS to hold in a wheelchair or bed position.

Wood/glue construction and finishes make guitars sensitive to environmental conditions (temperature, humidity), physical shock and routine wipe downs for infection control.

FLEA Ukulele - a natural fit with pediatric hospital music therapy


A guitar’s metal strings are not as gentle on sensitive skin as a ukulele’s nylon strings.

Common guitar chords require three or more fingers straddling a wider fingerboard, whereas many ukulele chords can be formed with just one or two fingers.

FLEA ukuleles overcome these guitar hindrances without compromising fine/gross motor skill engagement, multi-sensory stimulation and emotional enjoyment.

Even PEDIATRIC PATIENTS can hold and play a “real acoustic instrument” firsthand.

Learn more about a FLEA ukulele’s innovative features by clicking here.

These same features make a FLEA ukulele ideal for ANY beginner or player. They promote successful musicianship from the start plus an easier path to mastering guitar.


Are you or your business interested in helping us bring more ukulele joy to hospitalized kids? Email us (info@truejoyacoustics.com) for more information. Modest pledges go a long way.

As always, you can personally support this cause by visiting True Joy Acoustics. Treat yourself or others to the fun of playing a FLEA ukulele packed within our exclusive Musician Maker Kits. The more we sell, the more we donate.

Greg, True Joy Acoustics founder

THANK YOU James R. Wertz Insurance Agency

True Joy Acoustics is a musical instrument program that connects a rapidly growing world of ukulele strummers (+ guitarist wannabes) with the Cincinnati community.

Sales proceeds enable ukulele donations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where kids play ukulele for music therapy … escape to the world of music vs. have everything in life so “out of control, on hold”.

FUN STRUMS is a program that invites local businesses to accelerate donations. We thank the following organization for their heartfelt support:

James R. Wertz Insurance Agency

Please visit the contact page for Rick Wertz’s agency (click name above), set up a convenient time to review your insurance needs, and you’ll know why my family has appreciated excellent service from this State Farm office for over 30 years. Located in Anderson Township, serves the greater Cincinnati area. Evening/weekend appointments available. Always a quick phone call away (513-231-0100).

Rick is an Encore sponsor … beyond his initial ukulele trio pledge, Rick offered to support a new ukulele donation every other month!

CCHMC Music Therapy staff play ukulele to connect with even the youngest patients. See how by clicking photo or this link http://youtu.be/MQRU6_M_5SI. Copy/paste the link address into your browser if these clicks do not activate video on your system.

Are you or your business interested in helping? Email us (info@truejoyacoustics.com) for more information. Modest pledges go a long way.

As always, you can personally support this cause by visiting True Joy Acoustics. Treat yourself or others to the fun of playing a FLEA ukulele packed within our exclusive Musician Maker Kits. The more we sell, the more we donate.

Greg, True Joy Acoustics founder

THANK YOU Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates, Inc.

True Joy Acoustics is a musical instrument program that connects a rapidly growing world of ukulele strummers (+ guitarist wannabes) with the Cincinnati community.

Sales proceeds enable ukulele donations to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, where kids play ukulele for music therapy … escape to the world of music vs. have everything in life so “out of control, on hold”.

FUN STRUMS is a program that invites local businesses to accelerate donations. We thank the following organization for their heartfelt support:

Northeast Cincinnati Pediatric Associates, Inc.

Please visit their website (click name above), watch their informative video and you’ll know why my family has appreciated excellent care there for two decades. Their staff includes about 10 board certified pediatricians plus 5 nurse practitioners. Three convenient locations, flexible office hours.

The Music Therapy staff at CCHMC is exceptionally skilled and appreciative. They quickly transform an organization’s financial pledge into musical joy and therapeutic benefits among their many young patients.

Jennifer Seley, MT-BC, CCLS at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Are you or your business interested in helping? Email us (info@truejoyacoustics.com) for more information. Modest pledges go a long way.

As always, you can personally support this cause by visiting True Joy Acoustics. Treat yourself or others to the fun of playing a FLEA ukulele packed within our exclusive Musician Maker Kits. The more we sell, the more we donate.

Greg, True Joy Acoustics founder

Want a FREE Program Booklet?

The internet is a great way to share information and updates with many people.

Many prefer the ease of flipping through an actual booklet. Learn more about our exclusive music instrument kits, the unique design of the ukuleles we feature in them, plus the special community outreach elements of our program.

Our 10 page full-color booklet shares it all!

We include one in every kit purchased.

We’d be happy to mail you a free copy to keep. Just send us your request via email and include your US postal address:

info@truejoyacoustics.com

While supplies last.

Greg H., True Joy Acoustics founder

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