As a music therapist, I get excited seeing people encouraged to include music in their lives.  I get even more excited when I see Music Therapy promoted in the media as a viable treatment.  A 2009 CNN report “Music – A Mega Vitamin for the Brain” by Simon Hooper did both of these.  (http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/06/02/music.therapy/index.html?eref=rss_latest) The article highlights the group “Sing For Joy” – a choir whose members are diagnosed with various neurological issues.   In the US, there is a nation wide group for people with Parkinson’s and their partners – The Trembleclefs.  To learn more, go to: http://www.trembleclefs.com/.

Research in the use of music is also shared.  I appreciate the highlighting of various research projects across the globe as well as that of Professor Michael Thaut’s work.  He and the staff at Colorado State University’s Center for Biomedical Research in Music is one venue of validating research in Music Therapy.

If you see an article of interest,