28 Feb 2015

Secret Life of Music Therapists

From The Secret Life Of, 4:00 pm on 28 February 2015

Even before birth we are attuned to the tone and rhythm of our mother's heartbeat and voice. Music and sound can move us in profound ways and it's a language anyone can speak. From toddlers with special needs to people overcoming eating disorders, even palliative care patients, music is a powerful medicine.

Music Therapist Pip Algie.

Music Therapist Pip Algie. Photo: Photo by Stan Alley

In the hands of music therapists rhythm, tone and melody become tools to heal and strengthen. Yadana Saw meets some of our best music therapists and the people they work with.

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