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About TamboRhythms

Hello Everyone,  
My name is Jorge Ochoa. I am a pediatric (school-based) occupational therapist and group drumming facilitator in San Antonio, TX.  I work with students in special education (ages 3-21 yrs. of age). In 2008, I founded a group drumming business known as TamboRhythms. TamboRhythms is a company dedicated to promoting FUNctional living through rhythmic expression regardless of age or previous musical experience. I provide all instruments for the participants.

Group drumming is a great way to encourage individuals to connect with others, relieve stress, elevate mood, and have FUN! It can can be used to encourage social-emotional skill development: sharing, taking turns, focus/attention, confidence/self esteem, leadership skills, and impulse/self-control. 

My goal here is to raise funds to offer free or reduced pricing on sessions for those with a mental illness and/or special needs (including, but not limited to intellectual, developmental, behavioral/emotional, physical disabilities, and sensory impairment) on a local/national/international level either in person or virtually. I can relate with the personal challenge of a mental illness as I have depression, anxiety, and obsessive compulsive disorder.  My vision is to give these individuals an atmosphere of connection, belonging, and joy through the power of rhythm! A pledge of $1/month  (or whatever you wish) will help make this vision possible. Any amount is most appreciated. 

My facilitation experience with those who have special needs includes schools at several districts (Edgewood, Southside, and San Antonio), The ARC of San Antonio, Eva’s Heroes, Lighthouse for the Blind and Vision Impaired, Children's Rehabilitation Institute of TeletonUSA, Texas Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (Division for Blind Services), AccessAbility Fest, National Down Syndrome Congress, TeamAbility, Autism Treatment Center, Axcess: The Special Needs Ministry of Community Bible Church, The National Autism Association of Central Texas (San Antonio Branch), Summit Christian Center, Spectrum Community, SA Life Academy, and Special Reach Inc. 

My experience with those who have mental health challenges includes The San Antonio Clubhouse, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance. 

Some of my work in the news:
Wellness-boosting sessions not just for hippies anymore - San Antonio Express-News

Kids with special needs learning the rhythm of therapy | KABB

Businesses/organizations that have supported this project:
The Second Homeschool for Personalized Learning
Hang Indoor Playground hangindoorplay.com
Your Therapy Source, Inc. yourtherapysource.com
Your Fitness 365 yourfitness365sa.com

Organizations that have received services from funding:
Autism Community Network acn-sa.org
SA Life Academy salifeacademy.org
Alamo Head Injury Association alamoheadinjury.wordpress.com
Down Syndrome Association of South Texas dsastx.org
Special Reach Inc. specialreach.com
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance goo.gl/1U45pu

Testimonials: goo.gl/XajwFR

Let’s embark on this rhythm journey together! 🎶. Thank you for your support. 👍

Jorge Ochoa, OTR
Occupational Therapist
TX License #110000
[email protected]

PLEASE NOTE: Since TamboRhythms is not a non-profit or tax exempt entity, it is to my understanding that your contribution is not tax-deductible.

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