Be the Change Community Action: Music, Mental Health, & Recovery


Be the Change LogoJoin Tunefoolery, a Boston non-profit for musicians in mental health recovery, for a presentation and discussion about music, mental health and the many roads to recovery.

Theresa Thompson, co-founder

Theresa Thompson is a psychotherapist, musician, and teacher. Inspired by the talents and stories of people in mental health recovery, and struck by the focus on symptoms and pathology in the mental health system, Theresa co-founded Tunefoolery Music with Mark Irwin in 1994. A Fulbright scholar, Theresa holds a BA from The Ohio State University and a Masters Degree from Lesley University. She also studied viola performance at The Longy School of Music.


Jens Rybo, Executive Director

Jens Rybo has directed Tunefoolery since 2000, but started working with the program in 1994, as an intern. Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, he spent his twenties playing in rock bands and managing a record company. Jens is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and has a B.A in Psychology and a M.A in Counseling Psychology from Lesley College. In addition to working with Tunefoolery, he has a private practice as a psychotherapist and plays guitar and sings in the band Tail.


kev g mor, musician

Kevin started performing as a singer/songwriter in coffeehouses at about 14 years old. He considers guitar and voice his primary instruments, but also plays drums, bass, banjo, and mandolin. He began playing at Folk Coffeehouses at age 14, and played throughout Boston and the North Shore during his teen years. In his twenties, he additionally started busking on the streets and subways, as well as playing in many rock bands. From 1998-2008, Kevin lived in Alaska, where he performed solo – as well as with bands – in bars, clubs, coffeehouses and festivals. In 2008 he returned to the Boston area and got back into playing acoustically throughout New England and New York. Kevin joined Tunefoolery in September of 2016.

20% of all sales from 3-5PM will be donated to Tunefoolery.

Event date: 

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Event address: 

Porter Square Books
25 White St.
Cambridge, MA 02140