October 2010

In This Issue:
  • Fall classes in full swing at Healing Music Academy
  • Surgical Serenity Headphones clinical research begins at V.A. Hospital in Louisville
  • Dr. Cash will come and speak for your Association, Corporation, school or church
  • About Alice Cash

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     Fall classes are in full swing at Healing Music Academy
Teaching is something that I love to do and have done since I was 17 years old.  In the beginning I taught only piano lessons.  After college, I began adding music theory, music history and music appreciation to all my lessons.  I have taught at six major universities in my career, but when I struck out on my own in the field of Music Medicine, I also started my own teaching forum.  That is my Healing Music Academy.  I offer both in-person classes as well as online classes.  You can even take one of my classes for free by signing up for my mailing list.  Just go to www.HealingMusicEnterprises.com and you'll see a box appear where you can sign up for "Music and Mind-Body Connection."  The online classes will come to you as weekly emailed lessons

This Fall I have started a new series entitled "Music Healing 101," in which I go into the basics of how to use the music you already know for healing purposes.  The class meets every Sunday afternoon at 4:00-5:30 at 2720 Frankfort Avenue.  Tuition for each class is just $25.00 and hand-outs are provided.  I will also be adding new course content to the Academy page at www.HealingMusicEnterprises.com/classes.html

Here's what one of my recent online students had to say:

                            "I did want you to know that I TRULY BELIEVE in the
"mind-body" connection and how music affects this connection.. You write so wisely "that music can have profound on your feelings and on your body"...How true! How true!....I wish I became more in tune (what a unexpected metaphor) in all that you write in your lessons. Thank you for being on this earth. I am sure that you have impacted many with your superior knowledge of music and its affect on the body. You are a very wise woman....Just wanted you to know that I very much appreciate your sharing..... Aaron Weiss "

Hope to see you at the Academy!
 

     Surgical Serenity Headphones Clinical Research begins at V.A. Hospital in Louisville
  In the two years that my headphones have been available, many people have suggested that it would be really great to have a reputable hospital or medical school do a clinical study with them.  About two months ago, the Veteran's Hospital in Louisville said they would like to do just that and started going through all the paperwork and university requirements to make that happen. 

They will be looking at what the requirements are for anesthesia and pain medication afterwards for those that do use the headphones compared to those that don't have the headphones.  My understanding is that when this particular study is over that they will be willing to do more research with them looking at different possible outcomes and possibly with other types of music. 

Currently the headphones are loaded with classical piano miniature that are largely unfamiliar to the general public.  In the near future, I will also have the option for patients to choose a jazz play list or a New Age play list. The music will always have a steady pulse with the tempo of the resting healthy heartbeat and a simple texture, no matter what the genre is.  A few weeks ago I spoke with well-known New Age artist and composer, Steven Halpern and I'm hoping that he will work with me on this!  There are also so many other wonderful living composers that I would like to commission to write music for surgery!  Stay tuned for all the exciting developments.

   Dr. Cash will come and speak for YOUR association, conference, university or church

Speaking is something that I love to do because for me, speaking is a form of teaching that allows me to reach far more people than if I were still a college professor.  Although I love being associated with colleges and universities, I also love the freedom of being able to fly anywhere in the country or the world to be a keynote speaker on "The Healing Power of Music."  I have received invitations from as far as Hawaii, Spain, and Turkey and always try to fulfill these invitations and deliver more than I'm asked to deliver.  I consider that the knowledge and experience I have acquired is something to be shared and experienced by as many other people as possible! 

I am always happy to stay in private homes and come when the fares are affordable.  I consider myself to be a sort of "music healing missionary" and love to travel to far-away or remote places as well as the major cities and highways and by-ways of life!  I can tailor my talk to your group's specific needs and requirements and will offer the most reasonable fee that I possibly can.  Please don't assume that your group can't afford me.  I will work with you to make it happen.  Just visit www.HealingMusicEnterprises.com/speaker.html and then let's talk!

See you next month!!

Alice Cash

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     About Alice Cash
For nearly two decades, I've been helping people use the music that they already love to heal their lives and increase their wellness quotient!  I am one of the world's only clinical musicologists and hold  Bachelors and Masters degrees in piano performance, a Ph.D. in musicology and a Master of Social Work in clinical social work.  I am also a licensed clinical social worker. I work with people and diagnoses of all kinds, enabling them to find healing, acceptance and hope.

Many people assume that I am a music therapist but I am not.  I was trained originally as a concert pianist, then as a musicologist, then as a clinical social worker.  I love performing, researching, and teaching and have put them all together in a career called "Music Medicine."  However, the field of music therapy is much better known and has degree programs and credentialing  that is very valuable and important. 

 To hear me speak, and watch me in action "is to have a day that will amaze, educate, motivate, and inspire you!"  (Joanna Driver, meeting planner in England)  To hire me as a keynote speaker for your association or organization click here

 

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