About Victoria Storm, MM, MT-BC
As a board-certified music therapist, I spend my days developing and delivering music therapy services in hospital systems, in my own private practice, and I contract with additional music therapists and educators to further extend my mission of making music accessible. I love performing “Caring Concerts” for sensitive audiences, giving inspirational keynote concerts, and educational presentations on music therapy.
Click here to jump straight to my TEDx talk on the transformative power of music.
Music Therapy Projects
Speaking Events and Music Therapy
We tend to take for granted the restorative and motivating power of music in our lives. In this talk, I offered personal and professional experiences to show how music can be transformative. I suggested strategies on how to make music work in your life for a deeper connection to others, enhancing your motivation, and to regulate your emotions during challenging times. It seems especially apropos these days. Watch the 15 minute inspirational talk, via the TEDx Oak Park Women site.
I would be delighted to create a workshop or presentation with your group of caregivers, students, or dedicated professionals. Music never fails to inspire people to connect and feel deeply.
Looking for music therapy services for someone you care about? Let's talk - I will set you up for an assessment and potentially services with one of my amazing colleagues who are open for additional clients.
Genius: Sciencing Our Human Potential
A podcast by Diane Grimard Wilson
"The best of science, neuroscience, health, learning and human stories. Diane Wilson, LCPC, BCN, applied neuroscientist and coach shares her intense curiosity by interviewing some of her favorite people from all walks in life. Each episode will have conversations that will help you feel connected, embrace your fears, be present, and help cultivate and share your own genius within."
Listen here to my conversation with Diane on Spotify on August 12, 2021.
I was honored to be a guest on The Hospice Chaplaincy Show in March of 2020. We had scheduled for me to come in to the studio for the interview, but if you notice by the date, March 17, the day after my town went on lock-down for COVID19, I decided to phone in my interview instead. It is admittedly a long interview - get me talking about music therapy and I can't stop!
It is a comprehensive overview of the hospice music therapy that I do everyday, and reflective of my journey as a healthcare worker and music therapist. The next time you have an hour to hear how music can be used in a way that maybe you hadn't considered before, take a listen here. Certainly shoot me a message, I'd love to hear your response.
There is no better gift or way to celebrate an event or person than with a custom song. At VS Music Services you will receive not only a top notch, radio ready recording of your custom song, you will be involved in the process of creating the song from day one.
Make your memories and affections sing in a completely new way - it will thrill and elate your dearest friends, colleagues, and family members.
Packages include live performances, commemorative engraved plaques, music videos, and more. These are great for personal memories as well as corporate events and inspirational messages for any team.
Blog, YouTube, and Recordings
Join in the conversation on my You Tube channel. Several meditation songs were added for self-care during the pandemic lock down - you may enjoy.
Songs of Healing podcast
In the works is my podcast dedicated to the most important song - songs of healing. I look forward to welcoming you to Season One!
I have in store for you a slew of fascinating special guests who have traversed the intersection of song and healing. Songwriters, music therapists, insightful listeners, and others - I am honored to hear and hold their stories.
If you have a story, a tool, a moment of transformation that you've experienced through music, I'd love to hear from you. Please let me know a little bit about your story or songs at VictoriaStormMusic@gmail.com.
- Celebrating Nurses Week -
Join me in thanking the amazing nurses amongst us by sharing my new song "Nurses Vigil". Listen to my lyric video here. It was written in response to the stories I was honored to hold during the harrowing days of Covid 19, working with ICU nurses and offering deep listening as a peer support group leader. I thank them for their service; this song is a song of empathy and understanding to tell their story.
August, Bridges Youth and Family Services, Palatine
July, Orland Park Library
Dec 4 - Orland Park library series
Oct 16 - Berwyn Park District, Caring Concert
April 21 – Wellness House, Hinsdale – Private webinar on music for wellness
April 22 – Blue Island Public Library – Private Webinar Caring Concert, 4 part series
LISTEN ONLINE ANYTIME:
August 11, 2021 - Genius Podcast - Diane Wilson interview about music and our potential. Spotify replay here.
May 17, 2020 - Mental Health Awareness Self-Care Party, Unity Temple, Facebook replay here.
March 17, 2020 – Listen to The Chaplaincy Podcast – on the transformative nature of music therapy in hospice care.