Music for Our Brains and Hearts

Speech and Music Therapist, Kathleen M. Howland, talks about how music can affect us from before birth throughout our lives. Music can be a tool for diagnosing learning disabilities at very young ages.

Music has always been used to facilitate group efforts, such as working in a way where synchronized movements allow people to accomplish greater feats than if not-synchronized.

Music affects the brain in different ways, and can be used both as an assessment tool and as a therapeutic application to support and even repair neuron-networks.

Neurologists now work with music therapists to investigate the potentials for helping people with a variety of needs make progress. Music is about more than comfort or distraction. It’s about motivation, organization, coordination, relaxation, and stimulation.

Want more information about Music Therapy?

Contact Us or visit the American Music Therapy Association website.

Healing Through Music Therapy

Jodi Winnwalker has witnessed incredible transformations during her years as a Board-Certified Music Therapist. In this TEDx talk, she shares  pictures and videos that illustrate the power of music and the healing transformations that can take place when this beloved art form is used in a therapeutic setting. [Read more…]

Music + Therapy

Most people understand what it means to be a therapist. Terms, such as speech therapist, physical therapist, and talk therapist are common in our daily lives. Similarly, most people understand what it means to be a musician or play music. Why is it then, that when people here the term “Music Therapist” they seems to have no idea what it means?

  • Is that therapy for musicians?
  • Is that like when you play music for people to relax?

In this TEDx talk, music therapist Erin Seibert, MT-BC shares her mission: To have “Music Therapist” become a household term.

Need more information about Music Therapy?

Visit the American Music Therapy Association website.

Contact Golden State Music Therapy for a free consultation.

About Music Therapy

Music therapy is an established health care profession that uses musical experience of all types within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals and groups. [Read more…]