We are always striving for new ways to present our work that we do here at the Saint Louis University Cancer Center, as well as advocating for Music Therapy in general. Please come visit our new website! We are gradually phasing our blog into the website, so this wordpress blog will eventually be no more (single tear).
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There are few things in this world more complimentary than relaxing music in a Coffeehouse – so we at the Music Therapy department are bringing patrons of Crave Coffeehouse free music to enhance their lunch break. Myself and our very talented intern, Christopher Bachmann, will be playing tunes from 12-1pm on Friday, August 15th. Come join us for some great music, and delicious menu options from our friends at Crave!
We are thrilled to have Christopher Bachmann as our new intern!! His musical talents, professional work ethic, and genuine good nature will be put to good use here at the Cancer Center.
Here’s a short video of Christopher performing on his cello for our patients in the Outpatient BMT (Bone Marrow Transplant) clinic.
Here’s a list of Christopher’s professional and performance experience :
Click Below to get the Presentation Slides!
Grand Rounds PDF
Crystal and I would like to thank everyone involved in the production, promotion, and attendance of our Grand Rounds event yesterday. It was so inspiring to meet everyone and to share the work that Tracie, Crystal, and I are so fortunate to be apart of. Click above for our thank you video, or the blue link below to see a portion of our Live Songwriting piece during the Grand Rounds.
Grand Rounds : Live Songwriting
Here are the slides for Crystal and my presentation from the Midwest Regional Music Therapy Conference in Springfield, MO: SPRINGFIELD PRESENTATION
We were lucky enough to do a Therapeutic Songwriting session with a wonderful patient for a short segment on Channel 2 News!
Therapeutic Songwriting on Channel 2
April 9th, 2014 from 2 – 5pm
We are thrilled to announce our latest opportunity to educate and inspire the community about Music Therapy with an upcoming Grand Rounds presentation! With Therapeutic Songwriting as our focus, the presentation will feature Crystal Weaver, CRC, MT-BC, Tracie Sandheinrich, MT-BC, and Grammy Award Nominee Andrew Dwiggins, MT-BC – describing how we and our patients collaboratively transform their experiences and emotions into song.
Why is songwriting therapeutic? How are songs for the radio different from therapeutic songs? Does a patient need to be an accomplished musician/songwriter for a session to be successful?
These and more questions will be answered by our engaging presentation: including patient interviews, session experiences, and most importantly – MUSIC!
An inspiring article about music therapy in the medical setting!
Music : A Healing Art