Music therapist Tracie Heuring first talks with the counselor about which kids she can visit. Many are too young, too weak or too angry today. They find one girl, however, who is eager. Terriah Donaldson, 15, has been in the hospital a week. The H1N1 virus sent her sickle cell...Read More >
Month: August 2014
The Reviews are in … Kids Rock Cancer Rocks!
“When I heard the first song I was just blown away. I couldn’t believe the writing, the words, the melody … how very much ‘on’ it was. Each song has been special in its own way, helping kids let out their feelings about what’s going on at the hospital....Read More >
American Music Therapy Association
About the American Music Therapy Association AMTA’s purpose is the progressive development of the therapeutic use of music in rehabilitation, special education, and community settings. Predecessors, unified in 1998, included the National Association for Music Therapy founded in 1950 and the American Association for Music Therapy founded in 1971....Read More >
Kids Rock Cancer Shares First Song Recording
Maryville University’s Kids Rock Cancer program announces its first recording star – 12-year-old Tyler. With help from music therapist Tracie Heuring, Tyler wrote the lyrics for his song, “Faith Through My Weakness,” and recorded it at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. The new initiative, sponsored by Maryville University’s...Read More >