Music therapy is a spreading practice that has an amazingly positive impact on patient health in situations ranging from surgery to the recovery period afterward.
If you’re entering retirement or are looking for a new hobby, here are a few ways to use music therapy for seniors.
Ricky Byrd, former guitarist for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, still loves rock and roll, but his fervor for the hard life has been tempered by time and recovery.
Henne to start the nonprofit Warrior Cry Music Project, which aims to donate musical equipment to Veteran Affairs hospitals across the country as well as organize volunteer instructors.
Residents of the Rochester Presbyterian Home, who are affected with dementia, have been attending music therapy classes with their family members.
Cathy Flowers was told she’d never be able to move or speak again. They were wrong. She learned to speak again with music therapy and is still progressing.
The nonprofit Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) was founded in 1995 on the idea that music has unique powers to heal, rehabilitate, and inspire. Since then it has become a leading authority on music therapy research and education.
Operation Music Aid: Instruments for Wounded Veterans by Colette Hebert The note was simple, but powerful. It came from a soldier of the United States Marine Corps, wounded in battle. “Thank you for the instruments,” he wrote. “It means so much as I’m trying to learn to replay the guitar after losing my arm.” More […]
Ronald Braunstein’s conducting career has taken him around the world, as far as Oslo, The Hague, and Tokyo. In 1979, he won the gold medal in the Herbert von Karajan International Conducting Competition. But the unpredictable effects of bipolar disorder presented the biggest challenge in his life, one that just a few years ago left him unemployed and suicidal.