• Music Therapy for Respiratory Support

    December 1, 2019 by

    Music therapy can be an excellent complement to standard pulmonary rehabilitation, and has been found to be especially valuable for its ability to address emotional support and overall wellness. Therapeutic singing makes practicing diaphragmatic breathing enjoyable, helping to pass the time more quickly and encouraging treatment adherence. Likewise, using beginner-level wind instruments such as melodicas,… Read more

  • From Mood to Motor: using music therapy to prolong wellness for individuals with Parkinson’s Disease

    December 1, 2019 by

    Current research provides a strong argument for including music therapy (from Parkinson’s choirs to gait rehabilitation) as standard treatment protocol for a variety of Parkinson’s symptoms. Although researchers are just beginning to develop an understanding of the neural mechanisms responsible for improving symptoms of Parkinson’s, we have compelling evidence for the power of music in… Read more

  • Parent-infant bonding using music

    January 10, 2019 by

    Did you know . . . . newborn babies demonstrate a preference for music heard frequently while in the womb? This is because hearing begins at about 16 weeks gestation, giving the growing baby plenty of auditory information about it’s family! Babies are already familiar with mom and dad’s voice because they’ve had a preview… Read more

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