music therapy

UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital tailors program to the individual patient based on development, needs

By uclahealth • January 19, 2022

A therapeutic practice for Alzheimer's patients due to the areas of the brain that are linked to musical memory

By Ask the Doctors • December 22, 2021

New partnership with Alicia Keys Foundation’s She Is the Music expands range of artists, genres

By Sandy Cohen • March 5, 2021

“I will ask the parents to write a poem or letter to their baby,” explains Esteban Roa, a music therapy fellow at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “We’ll take some of those words and put them to music. We have different approaches to creating a lullaby, and one is lyric substitution. [...]

By uclahealth • November 25, 2019

“The mother wrote a lullaby, which will be used on the pacifier activated lullaby (PAL) device when her baby is born and transferred to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit,” explains Chelsea Brown, a music therapist intern in the maternity and NICU at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. “I think [...]

By uclahealth • November 24, 2019

“I started watching music therapy videos online and was really inspired,” recalls Grace Pak, a music therapy intern at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “I have always loved music and serving others. Music therapy puts my two favorite things together. It’s a privilege for me to spend time with these families [...]

By uclahealth • November 22, 2019

“I’m a vocalist, but as part of my music therapy training, I learned how to play percussion, the guitar, and the keyboard,” explains Amira Gill, a music therapy intern at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital. “Music therapy is using your skills as a musician to reach certain clinical goals assigned by [...]

By uclahealth • November 21, 2019

A program that provides music therapy for patients at UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital is expanding by adding two music therapy fellows who will [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • August 9, 2018

Victoria is a 9 year-old girl who loves music and singing along with her favorite pop songs. She was here at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital receiving treatment for intestinal failure and other neighboring diagnosis, and a primary care goal of hers during her stay at the hospital was [...]

By Expressive Arts Therapies • August 1, 2018

Evangelyn is an 8 year old girl who is full of life, creativity and sweetness. She loves music and loves to dance and sing. She has been receiving treatment at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital due to a astrocytoma brain tumor. During treatment, Evangelyn has been receiving physical therapy [...]

By Expressive Arts Therapies • June 28, 2018