Introducing Helpful Ways for Parents to Support Music Therapy

Many parents with a child in the hospital feel hopeless, like there’s nothing they can do to help. Fortunately, for children and teens admitted to hospitals with music therapy programs, there are unique opportunities to express themselves creatively. Not all hospitals offer this form of non-invasive treatment, but the hospitals that we support, (UCSF Benioff…

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The Best Instruments to Learn Based On Age

As we’ve shared in previous blog posts, music is fantastic therapy for children and teens when they’re hospitalized. There are also many benefits to actually learning how to play a musical instrument as a child – whether hospitalized or not; but how do you know which one is the best fit for your child’s age…

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The Science of Music Therapy

The scientific evidence supporting music therapy is one of the largest reasons why this alternative is becoming more accepted as a treatment for a range of disorders and diagnoses. There is no denying the repeated results scientists are achieving in their studies of how patients respond to music when used in a therapeutic way. We’d…

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10 Benefits of Children Learning a Musical Instrument

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel   One of the foundations to music therapy is instruments. They allow for children and teens in hospitals to focus on the gentle…

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