News articles featuring music practitioners

 
Certified Music Practitioner Cathy Maglaras is filmed giving therapeutic music sessions. You can hear the type of music she plays, see how she sets up in the hospital room, and see the reactions of the patients she plays for.

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There are many articles about different types of therapeutic musicians serving in hospitals. I have listed articles below that specifically feature Certified Music Practitioners® (CMPs), which is my credential.

Watch a video of example sessions➚, and read the articles below to get more of an understanding of what a Certified Music Practitioner does and how the patients respond.

Many of the articles contain interviews with the healthcare staff. You can read their reactions to the service that Certified Music Practitioners offer, and learn what the personnel see as the main benefits experienced by the patients.

Therapeutic music relaxes, comforts patients➚. The Patriot-News. January 5, 2010.

Physician uses harp to soothe, heal patients➚. Medical News Today. October 14, 2008.

Morris MI. Hitting the right notes to aid the ill➚. The Washington Post. December 23, 2008.

Shulins S. Finding the key to healing➚. The Tampa Tribune. March 3, 2007.

Ettkin B. Susan Wright plays music for the newborn and the dying➚. Times Union. January 17, 2009.

Gross D. Make way for the therapeutic harp➚. Long-Term Living. May 26, 2008.

Article about the healing opportunities that music can provide, with patients’ reactions to receiving therapeutic music from a Certified Music Practitioner who plays double bass.
Overview of a Certified Music Practitioner’s work playing therapeutic flute music in a nursing home in Pennsylvania.
Overview of a Certified Music Practitioner’s work playing therapeutic harp in Illinois, with references to studies showing the benefits of therapeutic music.
Overview of a Certified Music Practitioner’s work playing therapeutic harp in Baltimore, with descriptions of sessions with different patients.
Overview of a Certified Music Practitioner’s work playing therapeutic music on the mountain dulcimer in a nursery and in a hospice in upstate New York.
A Certified Music Practitioner who plays therapeutic harp writes about the benefits of live music.

Read more about playing therapeutic music, or see ways to contact me.

View From A High Spot: Morris County, NJhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/kleepet/4383566086/shapeimage_16_link_0

Of harps and pets➚. Music for Healing and Transition ProgramTM.

Article describing a Certified Music Practitioner’s experience playing for a particular patient who was actively dying.