Bree Beynon was under the spell of music from a young age. An only child raised by a single mom, she started singing at age five for the seniors at a nearby nursing home and anyone else who would listen. So it’s no surprise that she found her way to a career as a music therapist, initially working in a hospice setting and now with the Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute. In today’s episode, Bree explains how music helps people get their autonomy back, whether it’s someone living with dementia, an age-related illness or an individual with autism. She also explains how Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords recovered from brain trauma through music therapy and she tells us why seeing someone come alive through music never gets old.
Music: “Arashi” by Kakurenbo | CC BY NC | Free Music Archive