Music in Healing Client Testimonials

What people are saying about Bill Connet as a lecturer and musician.

I wanted to share our sincere thanks for your wonderful program that you shared at our “Stroke Information Network” community support group on January 17th. We had a record number of participants, due to the advance P.R. of your participation, and each person who attended made a point of emphasizing how much they enjoyed your music, your insight into the healing process, and the skill with which you wove your music, stories, and message together. Each person left feeling a sense of renewal.

I also know that our staff who attended your session, including members of our chaplaincy staff, social workers, and student interns from several disciplines, were also impressed with your application of music to heal mind, body, and spirit.
Again, it was privilege to have you join us!

Julie Grosser
Rehab. Family Services


“I have had the privilege to work with Bill in several settings, and have found that he has a marvelous approach to working with caregivers as well as people with Alzheimer’ disease and other dementias.

Bill has worked with us to present several workshops in Newton including, an Adult Day Care Center, a program for the general public, and one for residents of an assisted living center, where he sang with them one on one. Time and time again, we witnessed the healing power of music as each person became engaged through his music. In addition, Bill has conducted a workshop for a Caregivers Support Group in Boone, Iowa.

Bill’s presentation is so well received that he is scheduled for several more workshops for us including; a public education workshop at the Marshalltown Senior Center, the Grinnell Regional Medical Center and as a presenter at a health “University” seminar at the Lucas County Hospital.”

Becky Groff
Executive Director, Alzheimer Association, Greater Iowa Chapter

On behalf of the Newton Outreach Specialist


I can’t think of anyone more qualified to bring music, with its healing and spiritual elements, to these venerable groups in a way that is both beautiful and accessible, than Bill Connet. I have known Bill since our freshman year at college, and I first heard his music over thirty years ago. Bill manages to be truly spiritual without being in the least sanctimonious or pious; his college friends, of all denominations and backgrounds – even the agnostics – have recognized, respected and admired that spirituality for decades.

Lisa Boult, M.D., M.PH., M.S.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

You really touched our hearts with your story and your music. We are so grateful for all you shared. You made our spirits soar.

Margaret Ann and Joe Comito

Bill Connet combines an inspirational personal story of his struggle with serious heart disease with music that will make your spirit soar. To spend time with Bill Connet is to learn, laugh, and live fully in the resent. I highly recommend Bill’s presentation to any groupthat wants to inspire its members toward personal healng and wellness. Your body, mind, and spirits will thank you.

David E. Drake, D.O., FAPA
Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Des Moines University/Osteopathic Medical Center
Private practice, Des Moines



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