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About jenthegiant

I'm a music therapist (Licensed Creative Arts Therapist #593-01) of over 20 years. I'm divide my time between being a music therapist at the Hebrew Home in Yonkers and in private practice in Manhattan. I am equally good at treating children and adults, applying music to improve motor, social, cognitive, and communication skills. I am a Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow and have been researching the effect of drumming with patients with Parkinson's disease and survivors of stroke. I am passionate about using music to address the whole person, coming from a strength-based and humanistic approach to help clients achieve their goals through joy and fun.

Old Man Responds to Music From His Era

If you haven’t seen this video, it is so worth watching. It demonstrates how music can unlock memory in people with dementia and even give them moments of function and presence. I have seen this countless times in music therapy … Continue reading

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Music Therapy with Veterans

This is a nice video shot at the San Francisco VA this last year during my Fellowship at MusicianCorps. It has some nice clips that illustrate music therapy in a number of ways, including: -Veterans, many with Traumatic Brain Injury, … Continue reading

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So What is Music Therapy, Anyway?

There have been countless times when I’ve been at a party and someone asks what I do, and then the inevitable: What is music therapy? My very broad answer is that music therapy is the use of music to achieve non-musical … Continue reading

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Welcome to my Music Therapy Blog!

Thanks for visiting! I wish I could offer you a cup of tea. But I’m hoping that there will be something in this for everyone. I am starting this blog to educate about Neurologic Music Therapy, and in doing so … Continue reading

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