Posts Tagged ‘music therapy’
Top 10 Rules To Break In Music Therapy Groups In Senior Living
As diligent students, we music therapists graduate from our programs and become board-certified with certain ideas of how things should work in music therapy sessions. But of course, music therapists work with people, and with human beings, there is an exception to every rule. As I’ve matured as a clinician, I have gained flexibility in…Read More
Song Spotlight: “Come Fly With Me”
Theme: Flying, Travel, Romance Mood: Upbeat Genre: 1950s easy listening Ask anyone of a certain age about their favorite musicians, and there’s a decent chance they’ll name Frank Sinatra. Born in December 1915, the son of Italian immigrants, Frank Sinatra made his mark as a singer, actor, arranger, producer, and director. He was one of…Read More
The Orchestra In Your Nursing Home
Do you have a symphony living in your nursing home? The answer might surprise you. I recently read a research article that explored the metaphor of a grand orchestra for describing a music therapy group. This group included participants with early- to mid-stage dementia. What I learned helps to explain how music therapy works for people…Read More
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Song Spotlight: “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue”
I work in eldercare settings, but that doesn’t mean all of my clients love Frank Sinatra and Hank Williams. In fact recently, I’ve been learning a bunch of of songs from the 1970s, so I can have new ways to connect musically with people in their 50s and 60s, who might be caring for loved…Read More