The Power of Music According to Stanley Jordan

Thoughts and Observations on Music Therapy

Western culture is catching on to something many other cultures have known for a long time–that music can have healing powers. The 1940s or ’50s bore witness to the birth of a new “Westernized” form of musical healing, one that utilizes scientific research methods and trains its practitioners to high clinical standards. More and more, you can see music therapists in important places, such as hospitals, hospice centers, youth counseling centers, and correctional facilities. The work they are doing is making a big difference for their patients, and I’m very excited to tell you about it. READ MORE