Clinical Music Therapy

Rebecca Vaudreuil, Music Therapist

Source: Your Magazine   Since the January 8th shooting of Gabrielle Giffords, there has been a surge in media coverage on her rehabilitation. The focus has been on her use of music therapy, a field that has grown in popularity over the last decade. ABC News…

The Power of Music

Publication: Inside Scripps   “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!” –J.K. Rowling Margaret Speyer is an oncology patient at Scripps La Jolla and has been in the hospital for almost three weeks. On this day, she is recovering from recent chemotherapy treatment and…

Campus Spotlight: Music Therapy

Publication: Around La Jolla Author / Writer: Barbara Reuer, PhD, NMT–F, MT–BC   As many people know, music has been used in medicine for thousands of years. Ancient Greek philosophers believed that music could heal both the body and the soul. And, Native Americans have used singing…

Healing with Music

Publication: Caring Today: Practical Advice for the Family Caregiver Author / Writer: Deborah Harkins   What balm can doctors or caregivers offer a human being whose life has been derailed by a devastating impairment—dementia, say, or a crippling accident, or paralysis, or the loss of the ability…

Music’s Balm

Publication:  InTouch Magazine, Volume 3, 1 Author: Barbara Boughton     For Kathy Winter, chemotherapy treatments at Cleveland-Ireland Cancer Center were an anxiety-filled ordeal. “I was so desperate, and so frightened of chemotherapy that I felt like bolting out of the treatment room,” she says….