music therapy

Music: 'The Prosthetic For The Brain'

Aug 31, 2017

Geezerfest is a summer music festival in Orem that reunites local bands. Alan Breese is the director of the event.

Photo courtesy of Wellspring Educational Services

Monday's program is a window into the world of music therapy: an interesting intersection of arts and science. 

Music therapists work with patients of all ages for help in everything from reducing asthma episodes to lessening the effects of dimentia. The healing power of sound was even used to help Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords regain her ability to speak after she was shot in the head at a political event in Tuscon, Ariz.