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Music Therapy for the Elderly and Children

$75.00/ hour. Please send an email to get more specialized information and a reasonable quote for your exact requirements.

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Music Therapy

Music therapists are accomplished musicians who have a university degree in music, dance and/or musical therapy and have completed internships at various health care facilities. They are trained to use music as a tool to positively impact a client’s wellbeing.

Music therapy is so versatile that its benefits can be limitless. It allows clients to explore and express their emotions through a non-verbal medium.  Developmental based services focus on improving a client’s cognitive, academic, social and/or emotional skills.

Music reduces agitation, calms and reduces stress hormones.  Music improves mood by producing endorphins. • Music promotes better sleep by increasing melatonin. • Music helps the amount of intake during meals to increase. • Music helps cue long term memory.

Singing is a therapeutic tool that assists in the development of articulation, rhythm, and breath control. Singing in a group setting can improve social skills and foster a greater awareness of others. For those with dementia, singing can encourage reminiscence and discussions of the past, while reducing anxiety and fear. For individuals with compromised breathing, singing can improve oxygen saturation rates.  Similarly individuals who have difficulty speaking following a stroke, music may stimulate the language centres in the brain promoting the ability to sing.

 

  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • AIDS
  • Critical Care
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Geriatric Care
  • Emotional Traumas
  • Autism and other Pervasive Development Disabilities