Why the Foundation Supports Music Therapy

Since starting our blog almost a year ago we have gone over topics ranging from the power of music therapy to its history, but the one thing we have yet to share is our ‘why,’ the reason the Peterson Family Foundation loves this therapy option and chose to support it and become global advocates. A…

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Music Therapy Hospitals We Support

“As you know, music therapy provides our young patients with a unique source of comfort and strength. [The Peterson Family Foundation’s] partnership ensures that many more children will experience its profound benefits, and as the program gains recognition, it will inspire widespread appreciation for music therapy. I am grateful that you share our dedication to…

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4 Amazing Articles You Need to Read about Music Therapy

With so many resources on the web to get information, it can be hard to wade through them all to find the gems. The Peterson Family Foundation is passionate about helping children through the use of music therapy. With this in mind, we have scoured the internet and found 4 easy to read articles that…

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How to Use Music Therapy to Help in a Variety of Health Problems

At the Peterson Family Foundation, we are focused on funding music therapy programs across the nation and around the world. We believe in supporting programs that use music to aid in a child’s recovery while in the hospital. Research has proven that music therapy has known to provide physical and mental relief and benefits for…

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Music Therapy Advocates and Ways You Can Support

Music therapy is a burgeoning, evidenced-based approach to healing and nurturing patients with varied illnesses. At the Peterson Family Foundation, we support music therapy nationally and internationally including programs at: Benioff Children’s Hospital at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center Mattel Children’s Hospital at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Lucille Packard Children’s…

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Popular Music Therapy Questions: What You Need to Know

Music therapy is increasing in popularity in the United States and around the world. Although this form of treatment is gaining notoriety, many still have questions about what it is, what it does and where to find it. Some of the most frequently asked questions are: What is music therapy? How did music therapy get…

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Why Is Music Important? An In-Depth Look

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono A love of music is one of the most common threads connecting us together; an enjoyment for the same band or genre of music can bond two people and form a valuable relationship. Music is also beloved when cruising down the road, blasted in…

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3 Common Music Therapy Myths and Their Surprising Truths

While music therapy has been around for decades, its acceptance as an evolving and effective medical treatment is something people are just starting to learn about in mainstream media. With this relatively new acceptance comes many questions; this article quickly and succinctly answers some of the most common myths surrounding music therapy. Myth 1:  Music…

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Learn How You Can Be an Advocate for Music Therapy

Over the last couple months we have supplied you with information about music therapy, including how it works, the history of it and some of the best books to read relating to it. Music therapy is an important tool to allowing children and teens to cope and heal from a number of medical illnesses and…

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Interesting Music Therapy Books That You Need To Read

If your child or someone you know is in the hospital fighting cancer or any other ailment, music therapy is an incredible treatment option. Along with traditional treatment plans, music therapy offers benefits for physical and mental health. Music therapy is used to aid in physical discomfort by improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, improved cardiac…

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