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Relax Your Ears

Music, Tinnitus, and Inspiration 


Welcome to my June Newsletter.
Forthcoming album

The most negative becomes the most positive...


Transitioning from a professional drumming career to writing and performing my own music has been my biggest challenge, and at the same time, the most fulfilling thing I have ever done.


After the success of my debut album "Relax Your Ears," I am even more excited to share with you my next album, and the process of making it.


I am pleased to announce that my next album will be called Resonance and that it will contain approximately 15 pieces:  5 guitar and string pieces, 7 hammered dulcimer and string pieces, 2 piano pieces, and a string-quartet piece.  


It will incorporate layers of lush strings featuring string-quintet arrangements by myself and Sophie Webber for two cellos, two violins, and viola.  It will also maintain the space, breath, and balance I focused on maintaining with my first album.


Click the video below to check out some live clips of music that will be on the forthcoming album.


Resonance video
Last but not least, stay tuned for more album updates next month and in the coming months, including glimpses into our recording sessions, more new music, and our trials and tribulations along the way. 
In case you missed it...

"A-Sharp" from American Public Media    WGN News Performance and interview 

           National Public Radio                          WGN news


Video Blog 1   Video Blog 2 

                  Video Blog 1                             Video Blog 2 



View our videos on YouTube 20 Videos and growing:  

Thank you again for your interest and support.  I look forward to hearing from you and sharing more with you next month.  Hope you're enjoying the start of your Summer!



Joel Styzens

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In This Issue
NPR, WGN, Video Blogs
Last Chance to Support Tinnitus Walk
Chicago Tinnitus Group
Tinnitus links
Quick Links

Last Chance to Support the Walk to Silence Tinnitus

ATA Tinnitus Fundraiser
Join Team "Relax Your Ears" and Donate to the American Tinnitus Association's Walk before June 25 to raise funding for research towards a cure.

Chicago Tinnitus Support Group
Chicago Tinnitus Support Group

Find us on Facebook The CTSG is now on Facebook!

If you know anyone with tinnitus or hyperacusis
in the Chicago area or anyone who might be interested in the group, please refer them to: 


Next Chicago meeting:
Wednesday, July 27, 7:00-9:00pm
More information here.

ATA: find a support group in your areaFind or start a support group in your area
bio-feedback and neuro-feedback

Biofeedback and Neurofeedback:

Tools to Reduce Tinnitus

Here are a couple interesting books I just learned about at the last CTSG meeting:

Mindbody Prescription: John E. Sarno M.D. 

Relax Your Ears CD photo 1 Relax Your Ears CD photo 3

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