GRB MUSIC THERAPY

Summary

Music is a primary program tool used by Golden Rule Broadcasting, (GRB), to serve seniors who are 60+ years old.

Music and music therapy comprise 84% of the programming of GRB’s Senior Inspirational Channel!

In August 2013, GRB added our pilot Certified Music Therapy (CMT) program to reinforce the music offerings of our Senior Channel. GRB’s CMT program provides measurable outcomes with stellar results. Our certified music therapists consistently out-deliver the goals and objectives set, such as increased mood socialization and gross and fine motor movement. Music therapy has also been proven in pain management.

The purpose of music therapy is to provide a musical experience specially designed for an individual to reach non-musical goals in the areas of physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and communicative health. Weekly responses are recorded with measurable outcomes by the program’s final 13th week.

GRB offers Board Certified Music Therapy

Meet the GRB Music Therapists

The Certified Music Therapy Program at Clarewood House was funded by a grant provided by Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.

Joyce Chun

David Burch

Leslie Smith

Bianca Hamilton

Amanda Graves

Katelyn Blankenburg

OUTCOMES

GRB’s Certified Music Therapy Program reaches out to vulnerable Texas elderly with proven outcomes such as:
1) Increased socialization
2) Increased positive mood
3) Reality orientation
4) Improved gross motor movement
5) Improved fine motor movement
6) Neurological processing
7) Aids in pain management
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MUSIC THERAPY

Music is a primary program tool used by Golden Rule Broadcasting, (GRB), to serve seniors who are 60+ years old. Music and music therapy comprise 84% of the programming of GRB’s Senior Inspirational Channel!
Even music therapy by a certified music therapist in GRB’s first pilot certified music therapy group sessions in August 2013 at senior health care facilities, out delivered the goals and objectives set. The purpose of music therapy is to provide a musical experience specially designed for an individual to reach non-musical goals in the areas of physical, social, cognitive, emotional, and communicative health

POSITIVE RESEARCH

“Whenever memories have an emotional context to them, they tend to hold much more power in the brain, and tend to be processed differently than language. We have patients , (who have had strokes), that cannot talk but can still sing.”
Dr. Javier Provencio – Director of the Neurological Critical Care Unit – Cleveland Clinic – NBC report from June 20, 2012

Songs are most effective, “if the music is something they knew before…(becoming comatose), that already had meaning.” She uses Music to evoke responses from patients.
Lee Ann Rasar – Music Therapist – University of Wisconsin Eau Clair – NBC report from June 20, 2012

Countless research on the impact of music supports many positive effects and benefits.
It is critical that music and music therapy are part of a senior’s daily life. The quotes from an NBC report from June 20, 2012 are by medical professionals who are listed next.
“They, (patients), lose the ability to talk and understand. Music therapy is really useful because it is used in the non-dominate hemisphere,”
Dr. James Bernat – Professor of Neurology and Medicine – Geisel School of Medicine
Dartmouth – NBC report from June 20, 2012