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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Musicians know that music can help the mind and soul. Songs can help you express how you are feeling at a particular moment. They can remind you of emotions or events from your past. People have been using music to feel better for centuries. Over the past few decades, there has been more research on […]
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.
Stuntman Tracy E. Thomas created Changing Fate (CHNGNF8) “to promote the healing properties of art and music therapy to cancer survivors and caregivers.”
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.