Believe Music Heals
is dedicated to bringing

healing through music

to those who need it most.

We are a not-for-profit organization that brings people peace and hope during times of distress and hardship, or at the end of their lives, by using music as a vehicle for self-expression, creativity, comfort, and transformation.

A Believe Music Heals Benefit

Summer Beats Festival 2023

Thank you to everyone who donated to Believe Music Heals by buying raffle tickets at the Summer Beats Festival at Ounces Outdoors. There have been many winners every Saturday in August who got to choose either a goody bag from The Magic Flute or a bottle of delicious wine from Indian Peak Vineyards. To us, you’re all winners! 

We rely on your generous donations to be able to do our important work. Please spend time on the website learning about the lives that we’ve transformed through music. Please check back often as we have many exciting programs coming soon, including a music program at San Quentin. Click here if you wish to donate. 

We promised you that we would have a drawing for a grand prize. If you’re the lucky person who has the winning raffle ticket stub, you won a guitar.


The winning number is:

Please contact

If we don’t have a winner within two weeks, we’ll draw another number. We’ll keep on doing that until the grand prize has been claimed.

Good luck and we hope our paths cross again soon! 

With so much gratitude,

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— Bob Boilen, Host and creator of NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’ and The Tiny Desk Concert series

Essence Goldman

Essence Goldman, Founder and Executive Director of Believe Music Heals, award winning singer-songwriter, has been immersed in art and music since childhood…

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Bernie’s Legacy

Bernie & The Believers is a project no one could have planned. The story began two years ago when Essence was teaching voice lessons to a man named Bernie Dalton…

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to the loneliness.”
—  Maya Angelou

Recent Press

Singer Essence Goldman helps people heal through the power of music

Singer Essence Goldman helps people heal through the power of music

KALW 91.7 FM Crosscurrents, this aired in the April 5, 2023 episode. Music is healing. A report from…

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Essence Goldman Is Changing Lives Through the Power of Music

Essence Goldman Is Changing Lives Through the Power of Music

Article written by Daniel Jewett and featured in Marin Living Magazine: Essence Goldman, whose family has roots in San Francisco that…

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The Power of Healing through Music

The Power of Healing through Music

Featured in San Quintin News, article written by Jerry Maleek Gearin on March 20, 2023: Professional singer and…

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