Ep. 146: Music and adolescent health: Prevention, early intervention and treatment of youth and youth athletes; with Gene Beresin, MD, MA
We are seeing a crisis of mental health and wellbeing in our youth and student athletes. In this episode, we discuss music’s value in improving the health and wellbeing of our adolescents; special applications for our young athletes; and why Dr. Gene Beresin says music “hits the spot” as an effective tool for students’ mental wellbeing toolkit.
Ep. 144: Better Together – A #MusicEducationNation invitation from Scott Sheehan, NAfME President
Learn more about what NAfME is, the resources it offers, and how to collaborate as part of the greater “Music Education Nation” to advance the benefits of music for all. NAfME President Scott Sheehan shares his vision for his presidency and lessons learned from the pandemic.
Ep. 143: Harness the Power of Music to Stay Sober, with author Tim Ringgold, MT-BC
Tim Ringgold has said that “our modern society is a breeding ground for addiction.” When we’re stressed, our brains look for soothing in the form of a substance or behavior, which can take many forms, including drugs, technology, food, work, and alcohol. We discuss why music is a powerful, efficient, and effective tool for treating and healing addictions. Tim combines neuroscience, music therapy research, psychology, and his own personal stories in his work and in this powerful conversation.
Ep. 142: What exactly is… ASCAP and what does it offer music creators and consumers? with Alex Shapiro
What does ASCAP stand for, what does it do, and what does Board of Directors member Alex Shapiro wish more laypeople and musicians knew about it? We discuss what sets ASCAP apart from other performing rights organizations, and benefits including a Wellness Program, music production bootcamp, and improving your confidence as a music creator.