Author Archive | Dr. Alice Cash

Song for a Flood in Progress

Tweet Is it possible that music can do anything to comfort someone during a flood?  This week has seen one of the most devastating floods since Noah!!  It was all a result of Hurricane Harvey that ripped through Houston, stalled out there for the next five days, and then drifted out to sea, gained strength […]

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Music and the 4th of July!!

Tweet Music and the 4th of July go together like love and marriage!  I enjoy the big fireworks displays, but the patriotic music associated with 4th of July is just the best!!  The use of music to accompany festive occasion is, of course, ancient.   Whatever kind of celebration of ritual is going on, music […]

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Music Therapy is thriving at Boston’s Children’s Hospital

Tweet Music therapy is thriving at Boston’s Children’s Hospital.  Less than 20 years ago, music therapy did not have a big presence at Boston Children’s Hospital.  Music therapists,once marginalized in a hospital setting, are now represented by four full-time accredited music therapists and spend 130 hours per week delivering music therapy services to the children there. […]

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BLACK FRIDAY MADNESS 2016

Tweet I’m going to keep this really short!!  Since we got our new “Patient Model” headphones last Spring, they have literally been super successful.  Every day people buy them and say that they will never go through surgery again without them.  There is no doubt that one day soon, music headphones will be in every […]

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The Art of the Lullaby: Lullabies for Mother-Baby Bonding

Tweet Have you ever considered the power of mother-baby bonding? When did the world’s first mother sing her child the first lullaby?  Probably at the very beginning of time, when the sun first set and the moon first rose in the sky.  Singing to your child, crooning to your child, or humming to your child […]

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