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Songwriting with an Institution


by Sarah Pearson, Music Therapist

In a busy environment like a hospital, where everyone – patient and staff alike – has a job to do – it’s challenging to make time to reflect on how much we’re all holding. The lived experiences of people in an oncology program are vast and profound.

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Music as a Living Legacy: Song-writing in oncology

musicandcreativetherapyby SarahRose Black, MMT, MTA


“Music is what life sounds like.” – Eric Olson

When I first introduce the idea of song-writing to patients and their families, the most common response I receive is “I don’t know how to write music”. I am always delighted when patients exceed their own expectations and create a remarkable living legacy.

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