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Entries from March 28th, 2010

Do Babies Cry with an Accent?

March 28th, 2010 · No Comments · Music with Newborns and Preemies

Tweet The sound of a mother’s voice has such an influence on her unborn child that even tiny babies cry with an accent, according to new research.  Babies are likely to imitate their mother’s voice, to increase bonding A study of 60 newborns from France and Germany found that babies appear to pick up the […]

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Introducing My first Grandchild!

March 26th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Announcements

Tweet 01-Go To Sleep Now My Baby  Today my first grandchild was born.  She is a beautiful, healthy 8 lb. 7 oz , 19.5 inch girl and we are all so delighted to have her in our lives.  Her mother is a professional violinist and her father is a violinist/violist and soon to be M.D.  […]

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Many Uses of Music in Hospitals

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Music in the Hospital

Tweet As many of you know, I have worked in a full-service medical – surgical hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. There is not a single area of this hospital (or any hospital) that could not benefit from having music incorporated in some specific well-thought-out way. And I don’t mean just having MUSAK piped in! I believe […]

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Music for National Colorectal Cancer Month

March 20th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet IntroductionColorectal cancer is cancer of the colon or rectum. It is equally common in men and women. An estimated 146,970 people will be diagnosed in 2009, and an estimated 49,920 people will die from the disease. With recommended screening, this cancer can be prevented (by removing polyps before they become cancerous) or detected early, […]

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Meet Derek, savant pianist from England

March 15th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music and the Mind-Body

Tweet The life of a musical savant is not easy, but it’s certainly fascinating for people who strive to learn about music and the brain and how to help people of all kinds.  Derek has profound intellectual disabilities, but absolutely amazing and rare musical abilities.  Enjoy this YouTube video of Derek that showcases his phenomenal […]

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Yo-Yo Ma Knows the Healing Power of Music

March 14th, 2010 · No Comments · Classical Music

Tweet In 1961, Pablo Casals played for John F. Kennedy at the White House. The concert could be seen as a symbol of the importance of the arts to the Kennedy administration, or as a gesture of honor to a great cellist. But there’s no question, when the concert is re-created next year as part […]

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Using Music to Ease Patient Stress During Surgery

March 10th, 2010 · No Comments · Music and Surgery

Tweet For as long as humans have pounded drums and plucked strings, listening to music has affected people’s sense of well-being, lifting their spirits and — as new research shows — calming their nerves. Literally. According to a study at Cleveland Clinic, music can slow the neuronal firings deep within the brain during surgery designed […]

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A Day with Music Therapy Pioneer, Clive Robbins

March 5th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Music in the News!

Tweet A Day with Dr. Clive Robbins, Music Therapy Pioneer This morning I had the distinct pleasure of spending a morning in a wonderful workshop at the U of L School of Music, listening to and learning from Dr. Clive Robbins, who has spent his life working with handicapped children and using music therapy to […]

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