About Bill Protzmann
Just a few words about Bill Protzmann, the mastermind behind this site.
As a performing pianist, professional speaker, and entrepreneur, Bill Protzmann has an unabashed wealth of life experience with anxiety, stress, and depression. His life mission is to offer human beings the opportunity to re-engage with the innate edge. Very importantly, the Practical Heart Skills that every one of us already possesses are the one critical key to redeploying your edge. In his volunteer work with the most at-risk people in society today, Bill Protzmann has demonstrated that this mission is achievable.
Bill Protzmann’s Short Bio and Accomplishments
Bill started piano lessons at three years old. He grew up playing and performing and realized very early on that the discipline of playing the piano was also a behavioral healthcare practice. When he began seeking non-traditional audiences — Alzheimer’s patients and people struggling with physical or emotional injuries, stressed-out businesspeople, parents, caregivers — he began to understand and witness the true power of music as a tool.
As an observer of the power of music throughout his life, Bill Protzmann speaks openly and confidently about how he has used music as self-intervention in his own behavioral healthcare, including confronting suicidal tendencies. His ongoing volunteer work in the field brings him constant opportunities to coach people who are or have been homeless, abused substances, are combat-injured or are caregivers in the Practical Heart Skills of Music Care.
This big idea guides him every day:
Between “music as entertainment” and “music therapy”
is the powerful opportunity to
use music as a tool.
Bill calls that opportunity “Music Care.”
Bill’s fascination with the medicine-like effects of music caused him to study the topic and stay engaged with the most recent research. You can trust his 30+ years’ experience to teach people just like you and your team how to use music functionally in everyday situations like these:
- Improve performance at work;
- Strengthen communication and relationship skills;
- Take better care of themselves mentally, emotionally, and physically.
Online Media About Bill Protzmann
Bill’s work was recognized by the National Council for Behavioral Healthcare with an “Oscar” for Artistic Expression in 2014:
Public Profiles About Bill Protzmann
Podcasts and Interviews About Bill Protzmann
A wide-ranging, funny, and frank conversation with Bob and Ziff about music care and suicide, and opioid alternatives. The image below will take you to SoundCloud. Click the title above and you can listen on their website.
On the Gutted Stories podcast, hosted by Allie Stark Wellness, Bill shares how music has served as a tool for him to vibrantly express his feelings from a young age. Allie and Bill discuss thinking versus feeling and how to help bridge the gap and integrate the two as a way of reclaiming our humanness. Bill vulnerably shares many roadblocks he has come across in his life and how the only way forward is by the path of the heart. Listen to the episode here .
Today we interview the best-selling author of “More Than Human – The Value of Cultivating the Human Spirit in Your Organization.” In this digital world, we often miss the body language, facial expressions, and showing appreciation and empathy when communicating by text or social media. Cultivating the “spirituality”, humanness, compassion, and foundational communication blocks is essential in today’s world. Find the book here .
Is this practical? Doable? Do we let our busyness reduce our human connection and engagement? Communication will always be a two-way street, but this show may remind you of some of the deeper levels of communication you once knew, or that you wish them to be. Join in! Click here here to listen.