Music Therapy in the News Following the Growth of Music Therapy

Music Therapy is an incredibly fast-growing field. With this “Music Therapy In the News” page, the PBMTI team will do our best to actively seek out and post all of the most recent and important articles, reports, videos, and interviews that are relevant to our field. Be sure to check back, and bookmark this page, to stay current with what’s happening in the exciting field of Music Therapy.

If you find a great “In the News” piece that is not listed here, we would love to hear from you so that it can be added.  Simply email us at hello@pbmti.com.

PBMTI’s ‘Palm Beach Illustrated’ Interview

PBMTI’s ‘Palm Beach Illustrated’ Interview

PBMTI was honored to be featured in Palm Beach Illustrated magazines Health and Wellness section this Fall!  A huge thank you for PBI for sharing our story with your readers!  

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When patients have ‘music emergencies’

When patients have ‘music emergencies’

(CNN) — Brian Jantz marched down the hallway of the hospital with his guitar, accompanying a 4-year-old oncology patient with a maraca and a drum. He remembers they were singing their own creative version of “Itsy Bitsy Spider.” The girl had been anxious about an…

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Music Therapy Being Used to Treat Premature Babies

Music Therapy Being Used to Treat Premature Babies

Even MORE great press about the effects of music therapy on premature babies and their families!  If you missed this wonderful story on NBC Nightly News this week, check it out below!  

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Music therapists do a lot more than sing

Music therapists do a lot more than sing

By: Andy Mulkerin Michelle Montgomery Muth took the long way from her hometown of St. Paul, Minn., to Pittsburgh. The Center Township resident went to college in Boston and got a degree in piano — then took several marketing jobs in Boston and Seattle, while…

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Music therapy may aid brain damaged patients

Music therapy may aid brain damaged patients

By Jane Collingwood A review of the evidence to date suggests that music therapy can help patients recover their movements after experiencing brain damage. Brain damage can affect movement and language abilities, having a significant impact on quality of life. Patients may have had trauma…

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Music therapy could ease anxiety in patients with respiratory failure, study finds

Music therapy could ease anxiety in patients with respiratory failure, study finds

For critically ill patients who need ventilator support, listening to some favorite tunes could help quell anxiety levels, according to a new study. Researchers from Ohio State University found that patients who were on acute ventilatory support because of respiratory failure had decreased anxiety when…

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Soothing the soul: Music therapy helps the seriously ill

Soothing the soul: Music therapy helps the seriously ill

Music was always important to the late Kim Van Horn. A trained vocalist, Kim sang at weddings and other engagements, and as a young adult she auditioned for a Philadelphia opera company. “Singing is something I’ve always loved to do,” she said in a Health…

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Singing in the brain: Therapist uses music’s patterns to help patients

Singing in the brain: Therapist uses music’s patterns to help patients

Standing behind her piano, music therapist Cheryl Jones flips through her folder of vocal exercises and slowly plays a five-note musical scale as her client sings “mah” and “wah” sounds in time to the beat from his wheelchair seated beside her. It has been a…

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Tiny preemies get a boost from live music therapy

Tiny preemies get a boost from live music therapy

Another great article about music therapy and NICU patients/families has emerged! Check it out.. CHICAGO (AP) — As the guitarist strums and softly sings a lullaby in Spanish, tiny Augustin Morales stops squirming in his hospital crib and closes his eyes. This is therapy in…

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Music Therapy Meets Pop Culture

Music Therapy Meets Pop Culture

Last week on the popular show “American Idol” a finalist, Kree, was featured visiting a children’s hospital and shadowing NICU Music Therapist and AMTA member, Tacy Pillow, MMT, MT-BC. Watch the video and see how Kree was affected by the family music therapy session she…

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