Afternoons on 11: Music Therapy

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(KPLR) – On Monday’s Afternoons on 11, music can be a powerful motivator and impact on people’s lives. Today April will show us how music is being used to promote healing in the St. Louis area.

One of the ways music is used is to relive stress; Cynthia Briggs, the Director of Maryville University’s Music Therapy program discusses how music is being used to help countless people across the region with stress.

While another program at Maryville is being used to help kids with cancer. Kids Rock Cancer was started in 2009, with the goal of reducing anxiety, pain and nausea in patients and improve their quality of life.

And lastly, St. Louis University’s Cancer Center will be hosting: Therapeutic Songwriting: The Lyric and the Story April 9th from 3 pm to 5 pm at the IL Monestero on SLU’s campus. The event is free, and will feature food, free parking and live music.

For more information on the event, head to:

  • How Music Therapy is help kids with cancer
  • St. Louis University to host Therapeutic Songwriting
  • Final Thoughts

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