Access Minnesota

21 October 2014

Music and Medical Science

For the week of October 26th, 2014

Many people listen to music to relax and unwind. But there’s increasing anecdotal evidence that the therapeutic effects of music go far beyond stress relief. Licensed music therapists are helping patients heal more quickly and are improving their quality of life. On this week’s Access Minnesota, Dr. Annie Heiderscheit, a clinical music therapist at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, talks about the integration of music and medical science.

  • Guest: Dr. Annie Heiderscheit, Assistant Professor and Director of Master’s of Music Therapy Program at Augsburg College, Director of the Arts and Healing Program at the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, clinical music therapist at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital
  • Issues: How music therapy works and what it is; The health benefits of playing a musical instrument; Measuring the benefits of music therapy; How different kinds of instruments affect different types of people in unique ways
  • Part 1

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