My Zen Background I was initially drawn into the idea of Zen when I went to the Toledo [Ohio] Museum of Art in 2017. That was when I saw a collection of ancient miniature statues from Asia. I was particularly drawn to a Tibetan Buddha, with a gorgeous copper-green patina. It took almost three years […]
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A “Physician-Musician” Thrives at the Intersection of Medicine & Music
When she was only four years old, Dr. Tara Rajendran watched as her grandmother suffered from and eventually succumbed to leukemia. While certainly sad at this loss, she was taken, even at such a tender age, by how her grandmother seemed to feel less anxiety and pain whenever Carnatic music, the classical music of her […]
How To … Deal with Stage Fright
Stage fright is the bane of all performers – musicians, actors, lecturers, even professional athletes can all experience bouts of nervousness or even sheer terror before getting up in front of their respective audiences. The ability to get past stage fright (sometimes called “performance anxiety”), its causes, how to overcome it and climb up on […]
New Scientific Study Says Music Therapy Can Help Patients With Mild Cognitive Decline
More evidence of the power and usefulness of music as a therapeutic tool recently came to light. During its June 25 broadcast, the program “Science Friday,” aired on National Public Radio, discussed a recent scientific study revealing that among people showing early symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) “playing musical instruments, singing, or otherwise participating in […]
A Music Therapist at Work
Music therapy is certainly one of those professions that can be considered a “calling.” Indeed, it is a field requiring the skill and training of a musician, combined with the clinical instincts of a medical professional, two very different sets of attributes. Tracy Wanamaker, MSEd, MT-BC, has some two decades of experience as both a […]
Playing Well with Dr. Randall Kertz: Loosen Up!
Dr. Randall Kertz — a chiropractor, acupuncturist, and bassist in private practice in the Chicago area — offers advice on loosening up before you play your instrument so you can avoid injury and ….
Arthritis Sufferers Can Still Play Guitar with Rock-It Barre
Designed as a way to let many frustrated guitarists continue playing, Rock-iT Barre was created to play guitar chords (and still allow for some fingering) for experienced guitarists who have developed arthritis or for those who have a missing digit.
Our Voice Has Body! A New Yoga Method for Singers
“Our voice has body” is a coming together of music and yoga which has been developed through my own experiences, maximizing the potential of the art of singing mixing with the morphogenetic field and vocalization. Through this method I was able to integrate singing with yoga and, at the same time, with rhythm.
For This UPMC Surgeon, Music Is an Important Prescription for a Successful Procedure
For us, music is a complement to our workplace, just as it might be if you work on a painting crew and you’re listening to music all throughout the day while you’re doing a job,” he says. “For those of us who live and work in the operating room on a daily basis, that is our home away from home.
Karaoke: The Fun Way to Relieve Stress
Japanese and Koreans work long hours. They get very little time off, including weekends. Their lives are stressful and they need a good way to fight that stress. That’s where karaoke comes in.