How do I begin music therapy services?

If you would like to find out more about how music therapy may help your loved one or to begin music therapy services contact:

Melissa Hirokawa, M.M., MT-BC

Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow



How do I spread the word about music therapy?

Good referral partners for music therapy include:

♪ social workers in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and hospitals

♪ coordinators of support groups for patients or families of the elderly or people with medical issues

♪ owners of residential homes for the elderly or people with medical issues

♪ therapeutic recreation directors in nursing homes

♪ directors of nursing, administrators, or fall reduction coordinators at nursing homes

♪ home care providers

♪ businesses catering to the elderly

♪  individuals with loved ones who are elderly, have medical issues, have neurologic issues (MS, Parkinson's, stroke, Huntington’s), or are dealing with cancers or other terminal diagnoses

♪ networking groups focusing on the elderly and people with medical issues

Invite Melissa to speak at:

♪  family or caregiver support groups

♪ patient support groups

♪ staff training or in-services

see Melissa’s curriculum vitae for sample presentations and trainings on music therapy under the About the Therapists tab

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