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Music Appreciation: Healthcare and Music

Featured Books

Websites Recommended by Your Instructor

What is Music Therapy? - An excellent article from the American Music Therapy Association, with links to the history of music therapy, personal stories of music therapy and more.

Music Therapy at Primary Children's Hospital - A 4 minute YouTube video about one of the nation's first dedicated spaces for music therapy. 

Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory - A 6.5 minute video on the use of music with patients who have dementia or other memory issues. 

Finding Articles, Books and Videos on Healthcare and Music

Finding Magazine and Journal Articles on Healthcare and Music:

The two best RTC databases for finding journal and magazine articles on healthcare and music are ProQuest and CINAHL with Full Text.  Try some of these searches: (You'll have to log in using your RTC student email address and password.) 

Possible ProQuest searches:

Possible CINAHLwith Full Text searches

You can also try searching for articles in JSTOR. The RTC Library does not carry all of the articles in JSTOR; if you find something we do not carry, ask us about Interlibrary Loaning books and articles

Finding eBooks on Music and Health:

Try EBSCOhost Community College eBook Collection for eBooks on music therapy.

Finding Videos on Music and Health:

Kanopy Streaming offer videos on music and health.  (Tip: Kanopy requires that you make a second personal account to use their videos. Need help? Check out this page.)

In the Garden of Sounds - A documentary about Wolfgang Fasser, musical therapist in Europe and Africa, working therapeutic magic on children with sound.