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Music Therapy vs. Entertainment

I am often referred to as “the entertainment.”

Or “the music lady.”

I have become accustomed to this, since the word “therapist” just isn’t often heard in the same sentence with “music.”  We think of music as having the function of entertaining us, but in truth, music has healing properties which are well-documented in human experience […]

Drumming and Parkinson’s Disease

Great article about a drumming group in Richland, WA for people with Parkinson’s Disease.  Bill Dluhosh is the music therapist at the Medical Center there.  He’s a Marylhurst music therapy graduate!!  Congratulations, Bill!http://kadlec.netreturns.biz/HealthInfo/Story.aspx?StoryId=5fa97725-a863-46b6-ad40-200860ba223d

Therapeutic Singing and Parkinson’s Disease

Check out this great example of using therapeutic singing in Parkinson’s Disease:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQHdvxTD4g0