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Sound Health

Breakthroughs with Music Therapy: Recovery, Resilience & Quality of Life   A longtime advocate of music therapy, singer-songwriter-composer Ben Folds joins prominent researcher Dr. Sheri Robb where they, along with patients and families, share powerful stories that will be woven together with observations and research reports.   ...

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Music Therapy & Memory Care

An advocacy post that describes music therapy work that is similar to work being done by our own Marcie Hernandez, MT-BC, with our local elder population.   "I want to spread awareness that music therapy is much more than entertainment. It is a clinical practice based on...

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Music Therapy in Nursing Homes

"Alison Brady leads the rehearsals. But she’s not a music teacher or a conductor. She’s a music therapist. So along with the usual things you’d expect in a rehearsal—singing through repertoire, working on diction and intonation—Brady’s also incorporating therapeutic goals."   Music Therapy: What It Is And...

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Music Therapy in Children’s Hospitals

At Franciscan Children’s Hospital in Brighton, MA, a 14-month old girl named Mae benefits from the practice of Music Therapy!   Through her music therapy sessions, Mae has "learned interactive songs like “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes” and “The Itsy Bitsy Spider,” developing the motor skills that...

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Music therapy and healing

The Sentara Music and Medicine Center, a part of Sentara Neurosciences Institute in Norfolk, VA, has enforced a program that focuses on the rehabilitation properties of music both in the lobby of the Hospital as well as working 1:1 with patients.   Neurologist Kamal Chemali says, "Our...

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Music Therapy and Autism

EmaxHealth brings us a great article by Sarah Vincent that looks at the positive neurological effects of music therapy on Autism Spectrum Disorder.   It was found that “the effectiveness of music therapy comes from its ability to function through sub-cortical, non-cognitive pathways that are indigenous to...

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The power of music therapy

Yes! Music is powerful! This article gives a snapshot of the work we do through our private practice!   As a music therapist, I can do something that no drugs can do...

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Music therapy in children’s hospitals

This article looks at the wonderful work that Franciscan Children's hospital does with children and Music Therapy.   One of the Music Therapists recalled "working with his first patient and being struck by how profoundly music influenced the patient—and himself." The use of "music, healthcare, and education"...

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Music Therapy & Immunizations

Here is a study conducted by Music Therapist and Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at the University of Kentucky about the benefits of having a Music Therapist present during immunizations with kids.   It was found that "kids in the music group also showed less distress -...

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Music Therapy in Hospitals

This week's End of Week Advocacy brings us an interview from Harry Connick Jr. about a phenomenal Music Therapist, Jackie Macri, and her work at Shriners Hospitals for Children.   Jackie states that bringing music into the hospital room allows children to feel safe, process their pain,...

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