Our Jam Sessions utilize collaborative music making to encourage adult participants to engage and connect through actively making music. In Jam Sessions, the Hausmann Quartet brings together string quartet repertoire and the music for wellness activities of the music therapy organization Resounding Joy, led by internationally recognized expert in the field, Barbara Reuer, PhD.

The Hausmann Quartet serve as mentors and coaches to oversee lively jam sessions which engage participants in positive, creative music making while responding to the participants’ musical experience. Instruments used include rain drums, paddle drums, buffalo drums, tambourine, djembe, doumbek and versa drums with acoustic boxes, boomwhackers and egg shakers. No prior musical experience is required from participants.

Jam Sessions are made possible in part through the Hausmann Quartet’s work with Art of Elan as community engagement partners.

Sessions at the San Diego Rescue Mission (120 Elm Street, San Diego, CA 92101) are held weekly on Monday evenings at 6pm (women) and 7pm (men), January 6 – March 9 (except for Presidents’ Day, February 17).

Sessions at Veterans Village of San Diego (4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, CA 92110) are held weekly on Wednesday afternoons at 1pm, April – June (exact dates TBA).



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