“What balm can doctors or caregivers offer a human being whose life has been derailed by a devastating impairment—dementia, say, or a crippling accident, or paralysis, or the loss of the ability to speak? They can give the gift of music.”
Music is extraordinarily powerful for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and diagnoses. It can influence the structure of the brain, evoke physiological responses, and touch the soul. Music therapists harness the power of music to bring meaningful and impactful experiences for vulnerable populations.
Read more of Deborah Harkins’s article on the healing power of music here.