This presentation will discuss the casual and clinical benefits of music and elements of music such as rhythm and ties to cultural identities. It will highlight several clinical applications of music as well as provide practical uses of music that can be used at home and in the community.
John Lawrence is a music therapist who has worked predominantly with seniors throughout his twenty-five-year career. His work has demonstrated the casual and clinical benefits of using elements of music and music-related activities upon the physical functioning, mental functioning, emotional regulation, socialization, and rehabilitation of individuals. He is a member of the music faculty at Concordia University of Edmonton and he is working at the Diane and Irving Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton.