One of the first questions I ask new clients is, “how do you use music?” Usually, people respond by saying they listen to music in the car, or perhaps they might use music during exercise or while cleaning. Many people use music as a sort of back drop or backing track, if you will, as… Continue reading Music as a Tool in Daily Life
As if by magic, I have the privilege of getting to see the best in people in music therapy. I see the joy, the creativity, the humor, the passion, and the quirks that make people who they are. But it isn’t magic- it’s MUSIC. The glorious connection that occurs within the music, whether it’s spiritual,… Continue reading The Magic Within the Music: What I Love About Being a Music Therapist
Hemiparesis and Restoration of Motor Function in Chronic Stroke – What’s Music Therapy Got to Do With It?
March 1st is International Music Therapy Day! What a great day for a blog post! A few months ago, I posted about music therapy in stroke rehabilitation in general. Since there are so many ways music therapy can help people recover from a stroke, I thought it might be useful to dive in to each… Continue reading Hemiparesis and Restoration of Motor Function in Chronic Stroke – What’s Music Therapy Got to Do With It?
Pre-registration is now open for MindSteady, a live virtual music-based depression & anxiety-reduction group music therapy program. The program will offer adults of all ages an opportunity to practice music and mindfulness techniques and learn to use rhythm & music to regulate emotions and induce a physiological state of calmness. Participants will experience both passive… Continue reading MindSteady Music: A Low-Cost Anxiety & Depression Reduction Program