Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 17, 2008 Show - Performance Wellness

I am so excited about this week's show! Today, I had Dr. Louise Montello as a guest to talk about Performance Wellness and Essential Musical Intelligence. (Listen to the show).

She actually does music therapy for musicians!

Most music therapists get asked whether music therapy is therapy for sick musicians and we explain that, no, you don't have to be a musician to receive music therapy. We usually have to explain further that music therapy is the enhancement of human capabilities through the planned use of music on human brain functioning. Meaning that music therapy address cognitive, speech/language, and sensorimotor rehabilitation.

However, musicians also have physical and emotional issues that can be healed by music therapy. We had a great introduction to ways to identify and address these issues in the show.

To learn more about Performance Wellness music therapy and hear the great discussion we had with her - including some great questions from the chatroom - Listen to the archived show.

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