Music and Health

Reunited: A Short Film About Music and the Human Spirit

Friends, I've said it many times before, and I'll continue to say it: music is magic. Below, you'll find a short, five minute film about Edward Hardy, a retiree in Somerset, England, and Sam Kinsella, a young man looking for a few extra bucks. Sam's search lead him to Mellifont Abbey, a residential care facility [...]

Music Therapy: Music as Medicine

Music Therapy - it's been around for some time...let's say as long as we've had music. As a credentialed profession, it's still relatively new. The first program to award a degree in music therapy began at Michigan State University in 1944. The American Music Therapy Association came into being in 1998. To many, the profession [...]

Sing and Dance that Stress Away

Stress. We all deal with it from time to time....and friends, so do our kids. Don't forget - we have a lifetime of experience in managing stress - and even then we can have a hard time with it. Our kids deal with stress, too...and they are stress novices. It's up to us to help [...]

Music Therapy for Babies

What has been one of the most effective treatments for babies born prematurely? You guessed it – music! In fact, Shanghai’s Children’s Hospital of Fudan University regularly uses music therapy “…to help premature babies to speed up nerve cell repairing and development...“, more proof of the power of music to activate and enhance brain activity [...]