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Entries from April 30th, 2009

Music for the “Zika Virus?”

April 30th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Music Healing

Tweet Can music prevent the “Zika Virus”???? Of course, the short answer is “no!” but I did get your attention didn’t I?  The serious answer is that music can help your overall state of wellness and many music therapy research has documented that listening to your favorite music for at least 30 minutes a day […]

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You now have the chance to study music as therapy with Dr. Arthur Harvey!

April 29th, 2009 · No Comments · Announcements

Tweet Announcing a new course on” Music as Therapy” I want to tell you about a wonderful new course that will be offered online this summer by my dear friend and mentor, Dr. Arthur Harvey.  The course will be quite comprehensive and cover many aspects of healing with music, how music affects the mind-body, the […]

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Study suggests that musical training can shape brain development!

April 28th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Tweet Commentary from Lutz Jäncke (Thanks to Dr. Ellen Taliaferro for sharing this study with me) This study supports my own interpretation of the brain’s capability for experience-dependent influences on brain anatomy and function. In concrete, this study demonstrates that 6-year-old children receiving instrumental musical training for 15 months not only learned to play their musical instrument but […]

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Your Brain on Bach

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and the Brain

Want to know more about how Bach affects your brain? Here is an excellent study from Vanderbilt University.

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Having surgery? When do you mention using music to your surgeon?

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet How soon should you talk with doctor? If you have just been told that you are going to need surgery, there probably is a 50/50 chance that you knew this already.  But if it comes as a total surprise, you may be a bit numb at first and feel confused and even panicky.  No […]

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Susan Boyle continues to capture the media attention

April 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Music in the News!

Tweet The main morning shows, late night TV and celebrity sites and magazines continue to follow Susan Boyle with amazement and much-deserved admiration!  This morning’s topic of interest seems to be her apparent “make-over.”  The “make-over” includes a hair color that no longer has any gray in it and plucked, shaped eyebrows!   Has she […]

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Priceless benefits of lullabies

April 22nd, 2009 · No Comments · Music Healing

Why do we all love lullabies? Read this and find out! You’ll be glad you did!

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Music with Alzheimer’s Patients is amazingly powerful

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments · Music with Alzheimer's patients

Tweet Recently, I have been working with a gentleman in this 80’s who is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer’s disease.  He is a retired minister and was and is much beloved in our community.  Each week I go to his home and he sits on the couch, facing the piano, with his wife on […]

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