Music Therapy in the Hospitals
“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
Most people may have never encountered a music therapist – and with good reason. Unless you have spent much time in a hospital or rehabilitation environment, you would not have crossed paths with this professionally trained therapist.
Since 2002, we have supported dozens of music therapy programs through our Pediatric Hospital Support Program – including six during our 2015 grant cycle – totaling over $137,000 in funding that year alone. It’s estimated that over 3,150 kids will have their recovery period enhanced by the presence of one of our sponsored music therapists this year.
Their interventions are centered around improving the quality of life for patients, whether the objectives are psychological, cognitive, physiological, or all of the above.