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Music Therapy: John's Story

07 January 2020

John

*names have been changed to protect anonymity*

John’s daughter had spoken about his love for the crooners with his favourite singers including Tony Bennet, Matt Monroe and of course - Frank Sinatra. During music therapy sessions, therapist Aisling incorporated his favourite music and together they sang ‘My Way’. By the end of the duet, John is leading the song with lots of expressions. Despite it being his first individual session, it was clear John had a passion for music and these particular songs helped him to reconnect with some of his past memories.

As opposed to listening to these songs on CD, in an individual session John has more time to orientate himself and this allows him to make the song his own.

 


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