And then, the most amazing thing happened…

Sam’s Fans supports music and art therapy in several pediatric hospitals. We are so grateful that our partners from these hospitals often send us stories and testimonials. They reflect the impact that music and art therapy can have! 
 
We also believe it is important to share these stories with the true heroes.

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Expanding Music Therapy Access – Dayton Children’s Hospital

For today’s blog post we are bringing you an update about the music therapy program that Sam’s Fans supports at Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH). This blog post is based on the episode from The Power of Stories with Ella Guillard, MT-BC, music therapist at DCH. 
 
New Music Therapist in Behavioral Health Unit
Sam’s Fans first supported the first pilot program for music therapists at DCH.

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What is World Art Day and how can you celebrate it?

Happy World Art Day! World Art Day, a celebration to promote the development, diffusion and enjoyment of art, was proclaimed at the 40th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2019. We think this is a very important commemoration as we recognize how the arts give voice to people in all walks of life and they also bring healing,

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5 Examples of How Music Brought Joy to People in 2020

The pandemic that started last year and continues to rage on has affected many aspects of our lives. Perhaps one of the industries that has been hardest hit is the performing arts. All the restrictions that have been necessary this year have all but canceled live music worldwide for months at a time. Yet, music is so essential to our human experience that the cancellation of live music has meant anything but the cancellation of music itself….

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Telehealth music therapy bringing joy to kids in Ohio

Thank you to Jessica Bogacik for sending us this report of the wonderful work she’s doing. Telehealth music therapy has helped her continue bringing joy to kids! Sam’s Fans, with your support, Jessica was able to do 62 visits and serve 19 families from April to June.
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Telehealth Music Therapy is a good option!…

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Five Forces That Have Influenced Music Therapy

Music therapy has developed as a profession and a discipline over many years. Similarly to any other profession, there are many factor that have influenced its development. Therefore, it is safe to say that music therapy does not look the same today as it did 50 years ago or even 10 years ago! What are these forces —as Leslie Bunt introduced them in his book Music Therapy: An Art Beyond Words—that have shaped and influenced music therapy?…

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Music and Medicine Conference (part 2)

Here is the second part of my experiences regarding the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM) Conference 2020. I have already written in part 1 about the webinars that took place during the first day of this music and medicine conference. Additionally for this post, I will be expanding and writing about the second day of the Conference!…

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How this Partnership Started Will Make Your Day

Thank you so much to Jill Boone, both for supporting Sam’s Fans through her project “Read for a Cause,” and for writing this blog post. 
 
About Read for a Cause
Reading books with my two boys has always been one of my favorite things to do.  As a parent, I appreciated books that taught a lesson but were still fun to read….

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