My Musical Experiences…A Therapeutic Journey
From my current love of canine therapy, I see the amazing natural healing the canine-humane bond helps disabled and elderly individuals. Now, as a composer, I am learning the joy of sound healing, and how a particular sound frequency will affect ones health and well-being. My commitment is to creativity and knowledge, to learn from mentors, and continue to experience the healing impact of sound frequencies on the human mind, body, and soul.
Special Education: Music Therapy Research and Evidence-Based Practice Support
“Music therapy is a well-established professional health discipline that uses music as the therapeutic stimulus to achieve non-musical treatment goals. In special education and settings serving persons with special needs, music therapists utilize music as an educational related service to promote learning and skill acquisition.” *
*Footnote From American Music Therapy Association www.musictherapy.org
Music is Medicine
Natural Melodic Soundscape
Natural Melodic Soundscape” is a series of instrumental songs mixed with recorded nature sounds. Acoustic instruments and midi syntheser resonate calming sounds heard throughout the program.
The program’s therapeutic objective is to provide a group stimulus for relaxation, support the social and emotional behavioral needs of all individuals. Dementia patients vary in their response to music depending on which stage of the disease they’re experiencing. Hence the musical format can vary to include favorite standards like “Over the Rainbow, You are My Sunshine, Amazing Grace”
Forever Young Songbook
The program can be tailored to serve and provide music for traditional seasonal holidays or current events. Quality of life – positive and successful experiences are created through fun and motivating musical experiences.
- Ain’t Misbehaven
- Saints Go Marching In,
- You Are My Sunshine
- Show Me the Way To Go Home
- Under the Boardwalk
Ageless Songs…Swing, R&R, Oldies
- Georgia On My Mind
- Sittin’ On the Dock of The Bay
- Over the Rainbow
- What’s Going On
- Folsum Prison Blues