music therapy

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 [...]

By Ryan Hatoum • May 9, 2018

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 [...]

By Expressive Arts Therapies • January 17, 2018

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

By Ryan Hatoum • June 9, 2017

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 [...]

By Expressive Arts Therapies UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital • May 18, 2017

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 [...]

By uclahealth • December 8, 2016