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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4 Extremely Helpful Music Therapy Resources You Need to Know About

Have you wondered where to turn for information about music therapy? Look no more. We have scoured the internet to bring you four websites that are sure to answer any question you may have about music therapy. Continue reading to find out what they are. 4 Music Therapy Resources American Music Therapy Association MusicTherapy.org is…

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Ukulele Music Therapy Session and Donation

Her mother was amazed. Her jaw dropped and she said “it’s like magic. Music therapy awakened her imagination and creativity. This is the first time that she has smiled let alone spoke, sang and played while at the hospital. She’s been afraid of all the hospital staff and the only times she had been calm…

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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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