Singing can Help Swallowing Function for People with Parkinson’s Disease

Short but sweet article talking about the effects of music therapy and singing on maintaining or even improving swallowing function for people who have Parkinson’s. The possibilities are exciting: improved quality of life and possibly even increased life expectancy! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4813628/Parkinson-s-sufferers-SING-improve-life.html

Drumming Study Video #2

This is an example from a drumming video I made for a pilot study for people with Parkinson’s disease, working on motor skills and quality of life. Participants reported enjoying the video and one liked doing it with her eyes closed as a way to relax after a long day. I keep this video upContinue reading “Drumming Study Video #2”

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, working on sustained attention through drumming -A man with Parkinson’s gait training to musicĀ (Rhythmic AuditoryContinue reading “Music Therapy with Veterans”