A therapeutic musician provides a service that is an aid to
healing and recuperation and directed by the patient. This takes place in a one
on one situation and usually is no longer than 15 to 20 minutes per session.
The music can be taken from any one or all four of the categories
for therapeutic music, whatever is deemed appropriate by the patient and their therapist.
There are four categories of music provided by a
Category 1 Entrainment or music with
a steady beat that can be quickened for waking or slowed for relaxation and sleeping
Category 2. Arythmic this is used in hospices and where the patient is in
the last stages of dying.
Category 3. Focus a patients attention usually with music that they are familiar
with and brings them happiness
Catergory 4. Musical memories or music from an Alzheimers and dementia
am a trained therapeutic musician, with the Resonance Therapeutic Music programme, and able to provide music in a group
setting or on a one-to-one basis, and music to aid in pain management and relaxation meditation. Music can provide a release from pain, fear and grief for a patient in palliative care and their families,
and lift staff working in stressful situations. I can work at the bedside,
in home or hospital situations.
The soothing and meditative qualities of harp music will help ameliorate
the feelings of loss and grief for mourners at memorial and funeral services.