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Press Release: Research Grant funds Intergenerational Programs including Community Music Therapy Sessions

Published: March 13, 2015

Music for Wellness, LLC – Research Grant funds Intergenerational Programs including Community Music Therapy Sessions https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzAKQ7MzkX1nYTBsVjNUSFpGUUE/edit WILLIAMSBURG, VA: Colonial Heritage Community Foundation (CHCF) is partnering with Virginia Tech through James City County Cooperative Extension Family Focus to provide an intergenerational program called TRIP (Transforming Relationships through Intergenerational Programs) between its Innovative Senior Champions Program (ISCP) […]

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What color is a Wild Irish Rose? This Health Beat video illustrates roses, sound shapes, rhythm and the song “My Wild Irish Rose”

Published: March 8, 2015

Published on Mar 16, 2015 This Health Beat video illustrates roses, sound shapes, rhythm and the song “My Wild Irish Rose” … just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. This song is a favorite for older adults with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. This is a great activity for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheiemer’s disease […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Music Activities – I’m Looking OVER four Leaf Clover

Published: March 7, 2015

This Health Beat Video demonstrates how to incorporate rhythm, shaker blox, movement, and expressive communication with a great St. Patrick’s Day Song: “I’m Looking Over a FOUR Leaf Clover.”     This is a great activity for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheiemer’s disease or dementia that will energize and physically keep them active, stimulate […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Activity with Shamrock Puzzles

Published: March 6, 2015

Are YOU looking for St. Patrick’s Day or Shamrock Music Therapy activities for older adults with memory impairments, Alzheimer’s or dementia. ANSWER: Shamrock Puzzle Irish Song Activities! This Health Beat Video illustrates how to make a puzzle with Irish or St. Patrick’s Day song titles written onto each leaf of a 4 (four) leaf clover […]

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Looking for a SWEET Music Therapy activity for Valentine’s Day w/ Older Adults? Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 10, 2015

This Health Beat Video illustrates how a Lollipop Drum is used to energize, empower and stimulate older adults with the song by the Chordettes “Lollipop.” The Chordettes were one of the longest-lived vocal groups with roots in the mainstream pop and vocal harmonies of the 1940s and early 1950s. “Pop Dat Lolli Prod. by Supa […]

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February 2015 Health Beat Newsletter for a Happy and Healthy YOU!

Published: February 10, 2015

The February Health Beat Edition includes an article by Brittany Feagans, Legacy Willow Bend offers unique programs, therapy for dementia” from HomePlano Star Courier. It describes the unique programs including music therapy, aroma therapy, art therapy, etc that have been implemented by the staff membersto ensure that the seniors are engaged and utilizing all of […]

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Sticking UP for Wellness with Becky Watson, Music Therapist

Published: February 1, 2015

Touchdown!!  This Health Beat video illustrates how Rhythm Sticks can be used to enhance gross and find motor skills, cognitive skills, problem solving, emotional and creativity. It also invites a discussion on how the brown wood resembles trees in the heart of winter, teamwork and cooperation through tapping each other’s rhythm sticks.

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Angel Harp for Wellness in the Mountains! How to decrease stress with strumming

Published: January 2, 2015

This Health Beat Video illustrates how to strum up health through deep breathing with the Angel Harp in the beautiful mountains at Massanutten Resort in McGayhesville, VA near Harrisburg.

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Q Chord for Wellness, by Becky Watson, Music Therapist, Owner Music for Wellness, LLC

Published: November 29, 2014

This Health Beat video demonstrates how the Suzuki Q Chord is used with older adults and veterans.

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Highlights from National Music Therapy Association Conference, Louisville, KY

Published: November 25, 2014

Veteran’s Day Tribute by Becky Watson, CAPT, SC, USN (retired) Highlights from National Music Therapy Association Conference, Louisville, KY from 6-10 November 2014 This Health Beat Video highlights my 25 years in the Navy and how she applied the 7 C’s of Military Culture in Building a Thriving Business.  I’d like to share my personal […]

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Highlights of the Mid Atlantic Music Therapy Conference in Buffalo, NY

Published: April 13, 2014

This video highlights the Mid Atlantic Music Therapy Conference in Buffalo, NY, April 10-12, 2014. The topic of my Presentation was Incorporating Music with the Horses Helping Heroes Project.   I was selected to be a speaker!  The title of my presentation:  “Integrating Music Therapy with Horses Helping Heroes” … if you would like a […]

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Keeping Children Comfortable in the Hospital with Music Therapy

Published: November 14, 2012

Julie Avirett is a Board Certified Music Therapist, she brings music to young patients at Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida. The music therapy growing health care field and it isn’t just fun and games, child life advocates including music therapists, state that music reduces stress and anxiety, helps children with the realities they face […]

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Healing Powers of Music

Published: November 14, 2012

AVTN News video illustrated how music therapy was used with a young child with a congenital heart problem. The young child’s doctors told her mother that her daughter would never improve; however, after two music therapy sessions, the young child could hear her daughter’s voice.

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Nordoff-Robbins Music Therapy

Published: November 11, 2012

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Music and Healing

Published: November 11, 2012

Here’s a great article on Music and Healing from Success Magazine, November 2012 Issue. This video brought the article in Success Magazine (November 2012 edition) to life. It describes how the Melodic Caring Project impacts young lives of children undergoing treatments in hospitals by musicians offering live concerts.  The hospitalized child views the live concert via […]

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