Items Tagged ‘music’

Band on tour with Justin Timberlake delights pediatric patients at UCLA

May 9, 2018

Band on tour with Justin Timberlake delights pediatric patients at UCLA

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital received a special treat from a musical group currently opening for Justin Timberlake. The Shadowboxers, a pop band from Atlanta, recently visited the hospital to play music for patients, families and staff. The Shadowboxers’ Adam Hoffman, Matt Lipkins and Scott Tyler strolled through the hallways, stopping in patients’ rooms […]

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Tags: Jenna Bollard, justin timberlake, music, music therapy, patient care, pediatrics, the shadowboxers, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Zoe's Music Therapy Story

January 17, 2018

Zoe’s Music Therapy Story

By Expressive Arts Therapies Expressive Arts Therapies

Zoe Crouse is a 14 year old with a fiery, fun-loving and caring spirit. Zoe has an immense love and appreciation for music. Zoe was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome and in November of 2017, she experienced a cardiac arrest and left cerebellum stroke which resulted in severe neurologic devastation and lead her to […]

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Tags: Chase Child Life, music, music sessions, music therapy, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Enjoying summer music festivals safely

June 20, 2017

Enjoying summer music festivals safely

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

With music festivals surging in popularity – it seems a new one pops up every week – it’s high time to talk about health and safety at these events. From Coachella to Bonnaroo to EDC (Electric Daisy Carnival), festival-goers need to stay alert and stay healthy so they can better enjoy themselves. “While rock and […]

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Tags: alcohol, alcohol consumption, concert, concerts, dehydration, Dr. Mark Morocco, drugs, emergencies, emergency, emergency medicine, hydration, hygiene


Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

June 9, 2017

Music therapist’s 5 tips for using music to improve health

By Ryan Hatoum Ryan Hatoum

Music therapy provides a host of health benefits ranging from developmental support for children to stress management

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Tags: featured, Jenna Bollard, music, music therapist, music therapy, musical instruments, parenting, pediatric, pediatrics, psychiatry, psychology, therapy


Sam's Love for Song (A Tribute)

May 18, 2017

Sam’s Love for Song (A Tribute)

By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital

This tribute is shared in honor of Samatha Surban (1/17/2006-2/10/2017). We would like to honor her special spirit, strength and love for music. Sam spent time consistently participating in Music Therapy sessions while receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. Sam LOVED music and was absolutely determined to learn guitar and master some of her […]

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Tags: cancer, Chase Child Life, child life, featured, music, music sessions, music therapy, musical instruments, patient stories, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital


Music therapy strikes a chord with patients and families

December 8, 2016

Music therapy strikes a chord with patients and families

By uclahealth uclahealth

How do you help a child who’s become so fearful in the hospital that she has stopped speaking? The answer may be “Blowin’ in the Wind” — or maybe “Fight Song.” Whichever tunes moved this little girl to speak, it was music to her music therapist’s ears. Stories like these are why staff and families […]

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Tags: evidence-based, Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA, music, music therapist, music therapy, neonatal intensive care unit, physical therapy