Music Therapy for Parkinson’s: Effective treatment while having fun!

Research supports the use of music therapy with individuals with PD for movement and gait training, vocal health, and psychosocial wellness. This experiential class with Alie Chandler will demonstrate how our bodies and brains respond to music through rhythmic movement, vocal play, drums, and various instruments. No prior musical experience necessary!
Alie Chandler, M.M., MT-BC, NMT, is Owner/Director of Ossia Music Services. She has a Master of Music degree in Music Therapy from Western Michigan University and has been a board certified music therapist since 2002. She has worked with clients of all ages and abilities in NY, CT, and NC, including the American Institute for Neuro-Integrative Development, the Music Conservatory of Westchester, and Westchester Medical Center. Alie has published research on music therapy and autism, presented nationally, and is a certified provider through the National Parkinson Foundation. She is trained in both Neurologic Music Therapy and improvisational music therapy methods, and served as an advisor on the American Music Therapy Association’s Strategic Priority on Autism Spectrum Disorder. 
American Dance Festival is excited to offer Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes and volunteer trainings in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

March 11, 2018
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm