Jade Castle
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Jade Castle

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2010 | SELF

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2010
Solo Folk Neo Soul



The best kept secret in music


"Music Therapy Can Move Mountains With of Obstacles"

Julie Frost worked in the music industry for almost 20 years. Music therapy was always in her periphery, but she didn’t see much of a need to focus on it.

However, after her son was diagnosed with a handful of disorders along the autism spectrum, she gave music therapy her full attention.

Then she hit a wall.

Even though therapists could become nationally certified, because Oklahoma didn’t certify at the state level or regulate the practice, insurance companies wouldn’t cover it as they would medications. This led to a shortage of practicing therapists.

“I looked more into it and thought it was ridiculous there weren’t any resources in the state because music can help kids and adults with things like developmental disabilities or Alzheimer’s on so many levels,” Frost said.
She contacted the appointed state advocate for music therapy and discovered that a bill outlining its regulation was recently killed in the state senate. Politicians didn’t understand what it was and didn’t think it would bring money into the state.

What music therapy needed was promotion.

In 2012, Frost launched Music Moves Mountains to help families like hers find and afford the alternative music, mental and motor skill therapies they need.

Her son, an avid fan of The Who, wanted Pete Townshend’s music involved. Frost reached out, and the organization found its first celebrity contributor.

Despite the promise of that big first step and support from the UK and the West Coast, there was little encouragement from within Oklahoma. That’s just the state of things, Frost explained. The Midwest isn’t as progressive or accepting of music therapy as Europe or the coasts.

Note by encouraging note, she’s helping change that.

On Friday, Academy of Contemporary Music at the University of Central Oklahoma (ACM@UCO) students will host a benefit concert for the organization at The Blue Door, 2805 N. McKinley Ave.

The all-ages event lineup includes local musicians Chelsey Cope, North Meets South, Jade Castle, The Indigos and others.

“I’ve known Greg (Johnson, owner of The Blue Door) for a while, and he’s extremely supportive of what we do,” Frost said. “He is very serious about the music; it isn’t just some bar where everyone is drinking and talking. The venue is very hands-on, very intimate.”

All proceeds from Friday’s show will go to support Frost’s nonprofit.

Donations will be accepted at the door. - Oklahoma Gazette


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At 26 years old, Jade Castle has been blessed with many talents as well as performing and writing opportunities. Born in Japan and raised between the UK, Oklahoma, and California, she has lived a lot of life in these years and has attributed a lot of that to her love for music. Jade was closely raised around the music industry and from this has become quite an experienced performer. She attended not only elementary and middle schools for the arts, but also studied at two different music schools for college and has a Bachelors degree in contemporary vocal performance. Recently married and located in the heart of Oklahoma City, Jade spends her time teaching private vocal lessons as well as playing shows in and around Oklahoma. She recently went on her first tour and played shows in both New Mexico and Arizona. Jade plans to continue writing and performing with hopes of recording new music in the near future. She has a "coffee soul indie rock" vibe with R&B/Soul vocal stylings and enjoys being able to tell stories through her music. Jade plans to continue on her journey through music with hopes of traveling farther away from home to meet new people, experience new places, and play her music for whomever enjoys to listen. 

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