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General News · 2nd November 2008
Ester Strijbos
JOIN US: Wednesday Nov. 5 - Manson's Hall
8:30 - 10:00
Music Therapy with Lulu Leathley

Lulu Leathley: A music facilitator trained under Arthur Hall and Christine Stevens both well known music educators in the U.S. A background in Fine Arts and Education "Lulu" has been facilitating in schools and for special needs groups in Vancouver for many years and brings ones natural rhythm out in a fun way with either drums and or musical instruments she has collected from around the world.

Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children, seniors and adults with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

• promote wellness
• manage stress
• alleviate pain
• express feelings
• enhance memory
• improve communication
• promote physical rehabilitation.

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings.