“Music therapy helps speech, but also motor skills, memory and balance. Also emotionally uplifting.”
— Dr. Sanjay Gupta
“Music Therapy, to me, is music performance without the ego.It’s not about the entertainment as much as it's about emphasizing. If you can use the music to slip past the pain and gather insights nto the working of someone else’s mind, you can begin to fix a problem”.
— Jodi Picoult (Author of the sing you home)
"(Music therapy) can make the difference between withdrawal and awareness, between isolation and interaction, between chronic pain and comfort -- between demoralization and dignity."
— Barbara Crowe(Past President of National Association for Music Therapy)
(90-year-old testifying at US Senate hearings, REUTERS, Aug. 1, 1991)Dr. Sacks reports that patients with neurological disorders who cannot talk or move are often able to sing, and sometimes even dance, to music. Its advocates say music therapy also can help ease the trauma of grieving, lessen depression and provide an outlet for people who are otherwise withdrawn. ST. Louis Post Dispatch. "I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological disorders -- Parkinson's and Alzheimer's -- because of its unique capacity to organize or reorganize cerebral function when it has been damaged."
— Dr. Oliver Sacks, MD
(Acting Director, Rusk Institute, New York) "I would teach children music, physicas and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning."
— - Plato
“Simply put music can heal the people”“Music helps all types of people to remain forever young.” He noted that congress had never before“directly addressed the question of music” as preventive medicine and as “a therapeutic tool for those suffering from Alzheimer disease and related dementias, stroke and depression.”
“Music therapy is more complicated than playing records in nursing homes. Therapists are trained in psychology, group interaction, and the special needs of the elderly.”
— Senator Harry Raid (D-NV)
(The Grateful Dead - REUTERS, Aug. 1, 1991) "Before I had surgery, they told me I could never walk again. But when I sat and listened to music, I forgot all about the pain," said Goldman, who walked with assistance during the hearing.
— Ida Goldman
Dr. Sacks reports that patients with neurological disorders who cannot talk to move are often able to sing and sometimes even dance,to music. Its advocates say music therapy also can help ease the trauma of grieving,lessen depression and provide an outlet for people who are otherwise withdrawn. ST. Louis Post Dispatch.
“I regard music therapy as a tool of great power in many neurological disorders – Parkinsons and Alziemer – because of its unique capability of organizing and reorganizing cerebral function when it has been damaged.”
— Dr. Oliver Sacks, MD (Neuroscientist and Author of Awakening)
“(Rhythm) is there in the cycle of seasons,in the migrations of the birds and animals, in the fruiting and withering of plants, and in the birth, maturation and death in ourselves,” Heart told a senate panel studying music therapy.
— Mickey Heart (The Grateful Dead - Reuters, Aug. 1,1991)
(Neuroscientists and Author of Awakenings)"Almost all children respond to music. Music is an open-sesame, and if you can use it carefully and appropriately, you can reach into that child's potential for development.
" Nordoff-Robbins uses music therapy to help 100 handicapped children learn and to relate and communicate with others.
— - Dr. Clive Robbins (Past President of National Association for Music Therapy)
"Music therapy has been an invaluable tool with many of our rehabilitation patients.There is no question that the relationship of music and medicine will blossom because of the advent of previously unavailable techniques that can now show the effects of music."
— -Mathew Lee
“When we look at the body of evidence that art contributes to our society,it’s absolutely astounding.Music therapists are breaking down the walls of silence and affliction of autism,
Alzheimer and Parkinson's disease.”
— Micheal Greene President & CEO of NARAS
(1997 Grammy Awards)