PostHeaderIcon Parents voice concerns over music therapy cut

Tight budget blamed.

Three parents of students with disabilities addressed Whitfield County Board of Education members this week, questioning the elimination of music therapy services from Whitfield County Schools for the 2016-17 school year.
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PostHeaderIcon Best of the Bronx: Music therapy around the globe

THE BRONX – A musician used her skills at a recent internship with North Central Bronx Hospital’s music therapy program. Catalina Pierhaita, who is originally from Colombia, also took part in a weeklong program in Kenya to teach English to children there. Read more here

PostHeaderIcon How to Meditate When You Can’t Sit Still (Like, Ever)


Meditation has a laundry list of benefits. It reduces anxiety and depression while improving concentration, work productivity, relationships, and even addictive tendencies. But in our fast-paced, distraction-filled society, learning how to meditate can be intimidating. And for those of us with racing thoughts and anxiety, it can even seem out of reach. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Music therapy soothes, delights memory care patients in Ahwatukee

Music Therapy

Music was working its magic, thanks to Songs by Heart, a non-profit organization that uses the power of music through live, interactive sing-alongs to engage with residents facing memory issues and dementia. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Parents voice concerns over music therapy cut

Hoskins said the music therapy program is something the school system has been able to provide for the past 12 years at a cost of $40,000 a year. Some 25 to 30 students with disabilities met with a therapist once a week for 30-minute sessions as part of the program. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Why One Museum Wants You to Meditate in Times of Tragedy

The Rubin Museum.

In wake of the recent events in Minneapolis, Baton Rouge and Dallas, the Rubin Museum hosted a Mindfulness Meditation workshop to help people cope with tragedy in the modern day, allowing them to disconnect. Read more here..

PostHeaderIcon 10 Scientifically Proven Benefits Of Mindfulness And Meditation

Attorneys and meditators, Jeena Cho (left) and Karen Gifford (right). Photo Credit: Natalie Jenks

The recent interest in the practice of mindfulness and meditation, which has been around for thousands of years have gained interested in the business world primarily because we now have the ability to do the one thing that was never possible before — see how these practices change the wiring and the makeup of our brain. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon (Yonhap Feature) Music therapy program aims to offer hope for young N.K. defectors

A group of younger North Korean defectors play drums under the music therapy project aimed at helping them better adapt to South Korean society in this photo provided by the Graduate School of Music Therapy of Sookmyung Women's University. (Yonhap)

Yonhap Feature) Music therapy program aims to offer hope for young N.K. defectors. “Younger defectors are important human resources who will play a key role in preparing for unification, but they have difficulty in assimilating into South Korean society due to a language barrier and discrimination,” said Yeo Jung-yoon, a professor of music therapy studies at Sookmyung Women’s University. Read more here…

PostHeaderIcon Moms First: Preemies get music therapy at local hospital

SOUTH BEND — It’s a unique program for premature newborns at a local hospital– it’s called Music therapy. Erica Gunn of Wakarusa delivered her baby boy, Kase, at just 27 weeks. So learning of a new therapy to help her son is music to her ears. Read more here

PostHeaderIcon Understanding the NDIS: how does the scheme view music therapy?

On July 1 2016, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) moved from a trial phase to a full national roll-out. This is the last article in our Understanding the NDIS series where we explore how the scheme works, why Australia needs it, and the issues to be addressed before eligible Australians, such as Indigenous people with disability, can receive the benefits they are entitled to. Read more here

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