What can we do to enhance quality of life? What can we do to sharpen cognitive capability and function, cope, and age better? Music Therapy has a long tradition, and the range of effective music-related therapies for pain relief and healing injuries are still growing. Studies that confirm music’s range of benefits appear in scientific and mainstream media almost daily. Neuroscientists studying music and the brain have helped us understand the significant value music can bring to overall health and happiness. This talk reviews some of the outstanding and useful results of this plethora of findings.
This program is cohosted by Ocotillo Women’s League. This is an in-person event.
A jazz singer, lyricist, arranger, bandleader, speaker, and journalist, Janice Jarrett has taught and performed across the country and abroad. She earned her B.A. in voice and composition at Antioch College, and both her Masters, World Music and Ph.D., Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University. As a journalist, her profiles and reviews have appeared in periodicals and newspapers. She is the owner and instructor at Vocal Technique Studio in Tucson, where she offers voice lessons, music theory, songwriting, and other musicianship skills. This fall she will launch a Web site to publish many of her collaborations with renowned composers.