The Founders

Hello, we are Nhat (Tintin) Nguyen (Left), Suraj Srivats (Middle), and Eli Shi (Right). Together we founded A Harmonic Remedy during middle school. For each of us, music has been a large part of our lives. In creating our organization, we hope to dedicate our efforts to helping society through the music we are passionate about by creating connections with the elderly population. 

 

Tintin has studied classical piano for the 11 years and jazz saxophone for the past 7 years. From both work with Alzheimer's patients and personal experience, he has seen the strength of music when traditional treatments have fallen short. He writes the blogs posts about elderly stories and advice, and he works alongside Eli to coordinate elderly home performances. In addition to performing at all the performances, Tintin is also responsible for organizing the various music groups that perform at the senior facilities. Tintin and Eli have coordinated the majority of elderly home performances that AHR has created throughout its growth.

 

Suraj has studied saxophone and vocal East Indian Carnatic Music for more than 10 years alongside classical flute. Through performances for the Indian music community, he's seen firsthand music's ability to span cultural and demographic differences. Suraj oversees business interactions, technological aspects, and the social media accounts through which he markets and connects the organization to thousands. By managing the majority of day-to-day interactions of the organization and bringing together global music therapists, he hopes to bring about the popularization of alternative medicines.

 

Eli has studied performance in classical, contemporary, and commercial dance for the past 14 years. Dance strongly relates to music and emotional connection, thus enhancing AHR's primary mission. He has also practiced Trombone since the sixth grade. He helps manage the website and organize performances. Our status as a 501(c)3 is entirely due to his efforts. Throughout the years, Eli has been an integral part in defining AHR and growing it as an effectual part of the elderly community.

 

Not only does music act as a bridge to connect seniors to youth, it also affects brain activity and response. As a science and technology progress, increasing evidence supports the view that music induces positive structural brain changes. We see the great potential of how music can benefit society through aiding the elderly and promoting daily well being. 

"To forget the elderly is to ignore the wisdom of the years"

                         - Donald Laird