Make Therapy Musical Interviewed for Pigeons and Planes Music Site

Music making with a therapist can be looked at as a unique and precious form of companionship,” Ritholz says, explaining the power of music making as a healing tool for depression. “With or without words, clients may be activated to play when usually passive, express feelings, and move toward other emotional states as they feel enlivened and comforted by the music.
— Michele Ritholz quoted in Pigeons and Planes
 Pictured above, Isaiah Rashad, whose story you can read about in the  the full article .  

Pictured above, Isaiah Rashad, whose story you can read about in the the full article.  

Recently, I had the unexpected opportunity to speak with a writer from Pigeons and Planes, a website focusing on new music discovery. 

In "Hip-Hop as Therapy: The Healing Qualities of Rap", Donna-Claire Chesman ties together ideas from music therapy with the work being done by Beats Rhymes and Life, an organization that "helps youth tell their authentic stories and narratives, and look at their stories from a place of resilience as opposed to deficit."  A sixteen-week process leads to the production of a group album and performance.


Check out the entire article on Pigeons and Planes!

Source: http://pigeonsandplanes.com/in-depth/2017/...