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Music therapists use music and the experiences that accompany it to accomplish non-musical goals. Our therapists are nationally certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists, and they provide individual and group sessions for patients of all ages and their families.
Patients need no prior music experience or music ability to benefit from music therapy.
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Family and Volunteer Services
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205
Music therapists use music and musical experiences to work on non-musical goals. Some of these goals could be:
About Our Staff
Music therapists are prepared at the bachelor's and master's levels in music therapy. They are nationally certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists. The music therapist at Children's Hospital provides individual and group sessions for patients of all ages and their families.
C.A.L.M.: Calming Anxieties through Listening to Music
The C.A.L.M. program is a partnership between Family & Volunteer Services and the Surgery departments. Listening to music during the surgical experience may provide comfort and offer distraction from anxiety and hospital noises. Patients undergoing surgery are encouraged to bring favorite CDs and a CD player with headphones from home or borrow them from the C.A.L.M. collection. The CD players will accompany the patient throughout the surgery experience, from Pre-op to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit.