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Guy Babusek

Music Therapy Books

There are some wonderful books on music therapy that are usually geared toward the harp, but much of the information can be adapted to the...
@Guy Babusek started 11 years ago - replies: 4
Homer Ross

Playing at Infusion Center

All types of infusion centers have patients who are joyful, sad, depressed, hurting, wondering why, angry and the list goes on and on. Music can be...
@Homer Ross started 2 years ago - replies: 1

Played and sang for my dad at veterans' home

My dad moved into a veterans' home a month ago.  He's 89 and has Parkinson's, and though he agreed to go into the facility (my mom couldn't keep...
@StudentofRhythm started 3 years ago - replies: 4
Dusty Turtle

music heals, say the scientists

Every now and then experts come around and tell us what we already know. Check out this story from NPR's Morning Edition on science "proving" that...
@Dusty Turtle started 9 years ago - replies: 6
Terry Wilson

Senior Ministry

I'd sure like to see this group revived.  Senior Ministry is my heart.  I love it and participate with a passion.   I also head up our Senior...
@Terry Wilson started 6 years ago - replies: 20

Favorite tunes for comfort & relaxation

Hi - I'm a new member and am interested in what others are playing in elder care facilities, hospitals, and hospice. Which instrumental songs do...
@julieVT started 5 years ago - replies: 4
David Bennett

Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode 041: The Healing Dulcimer

This may have already been posted on the main FOTMD site, I'm just adding it to this group. Hearts of the Dulcimer: Episode #041: The Healing...
@David Bennett started 5 years ago - replies: 0
Terry Wilson

Christmas songs

Hello.  For you folks who play at senior homes, I am just curious as to your song selection.   I need some new ideas.   Here are mine: Feliz...
@Terry Wilson started 6 years ago - replies: 10
Terry Wilson

New Song (for me)

I started learning a new song last week, called; "I feel like travelling on."   I love it. I played it at ALH's, this week, Tuesday and Thursday...
@Terry Wilson started 6 years ago - replies: 0
Terry Wilson

Donated beginner dulcimer for elderly lady...?

A friend of mine, an 87yr old lady, has engaged me to teach her mountain dulcimer.  I'm trying to help her find a low cost, but very playable,...
@Terry Wilson started 6 years ago - replies: 29
Salt Springs

Music for wholeness and Healing

I think there is aspect to music that is sometimes overlooked and that is music's ability to provide a tremendous amount of spiritual ministry, if...
@Salt Springs started 8 years ago - replies: 6

How Music can stay with us til the end...

This is a beautiful article about this woman's life and how in the end all she had left was her beloved music, through which she and her children...
@Strumelia started 7 years ago - replies: 2

Courage to play publicly

Two weeks ago my mother passed away.  Music therapists came twice and it was lovely.  My goal is to play in nursing homes as a volunteer but I...
@dulcinina started 7 years ago - replies: 24

Donating/Volunteering - is that a tax deduction?

I never really thought about this, but I donate/volunteer many hours every year to playing in nursing homes (as many of you do too).  I never get...
@Blondie started 7 years ago - replies: 3

Teaching Cancer Survivors at Gilda's Club Louisville (Gilda Radner)

I have been teaching at Gilda's club for a couple of years now and was just searching the internet for a tab for "Little Drummer Boy". Then I found...
@TERI WEST started 10 years ago - replies: 1
Colleen Hailey

My first concert

My group played at an assisted living/nursing home today. It was my first concert since I started learning how to play (last March). We played well...
@Colleen Hailey started 10 years ago - replies: 3
Bill Robison

Playing at nursing homes

Hi,I am a fairly new dulcimer fan , about 3 years now, I play at 4 nursing homes, every other weekin south central Indiana. I am retired, love...
@Bill Robison started 10 years ago - replies: 1