Healing Piano Music for terminally ill and elderly in nursing homes and living alone!
For over 25 years I have played piano for private parties, cruise ships, past presidents, Liberace's Birthday Celebrations in Las Vegas and numerous corporate events but nothing touches me more than when I volunteer to play in the nursing homes, hospitals and fundraisers that touch the lives of our seniors and terminally ill individuals. I enjoy playing the music of their era including the old gospel and the big band era! I have always wanted to record and publish 10,000++ CD's and distribute these at no charge to these organizations such as meals for the elderly programs and patients in the hospitals with terminal illnesses throughout the US. If I can raise more, I will publish more. See my website with over 100 references from organizations, corporations, cruise ships, hotels and individuals from all over the world!
It has been said time and again that music can make you happy or make you cry. It can make you dance or make you relax. But most of all, scientist say that music can heal -- and that is through music therapy. And more and more, medical experts say that music therapy is now being used to treat many illnesses and disorders.
So what does exactly music therapy means? It is actually an established healthcare profession that uses music to improve physical, psychological, cognitive, and social functioning of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for people who are well and meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses.
The American Music Therapy in a recent research conducted regarding the use of music therapy find significance on how it can cure. Cancer patients instead of taking painkillers listened to Broadway tunes. Those with Alzheimer's sing along with classical songs. Even pregnant women use music to help them breath and relax during labor. Crying babies listen to lullaby. It benefits not just these ailments but other aging related conditions, substance abuse problems, brain injuries, physical disabilities, acute and chronic pain, psychological disorders as Down syndrome and autism, and people suffering from hypertension as well. Since music affects blood pressure so much. When someone listens to hard music normally blood pressure raises and if one listens soft and classical music blood pressure lowers down. Interestingly, in the research, all showed positive results.
Not only does music help those who are sick, it also does wonders to those who are well. For a student listening to music while preparing for examinations leads him to focus more. For a professional, when reaching home listening to music it can help them relax after a day of hectic activities. For a sportsman or athlete it can relieve fatigue after a hard day of physical and strenuous activities.
Please help me make this dream a reality and one more thing off my bucket list!
Thanking you inadvance, I am,