MUSIC THERAPY

LOS ANGELES

TESTIMONIALS

SENIORS | ELDERLY

The relaxing and restorative power of music is amazingly illustrated in the lives of seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Music therapy leads to increased secretion levels of "feel-good" brain chemicals, including melatonin, serotonin, norepinephrine, epinephrine, and prolactin in Music can boost mood, reduce stress and agitation, foster positive social interactions, coordinate motor function, and even facilitate cognition. How? Even as the disease progresses and cognitive function declines, the human brain still naturally responds to music. And the benefits continue long after the music stops playing.

OUR SERVICES

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Contact us about the different services and treatments available through Living Music LA. 

LIVING MUSIC LOS ANGELES

  • One-on-one Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • School Therapy
  • Facility Therapy
  • Senior Facilities
  • Music Events

“Renee is truly passionate about how music can change someone lives, even if just for a moment"
- Lisa, Marina del Rey

“Renee Dundas delivered more than we could have imaged for our child and family through music.- Evan, Venice

MEET rENEE dUNDAS, M.A. / MTBC

THERAPY

WHAT IS  MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy is a field that uses music in a prescribed manner as a treatment for rehabilitating, maintaining, and improving the lives of persons with physical, intellectual and emotional disabilities. Music Therapy is a creative arts therapy like others such as Art, Dance, and Drama Therapy. It is, however, unique in that music provides an accessible and enjoyable medium for growth and learning. It is a healing art, based on scientific principles and grounded in research.

Using surveys, interviews and observation to conduct a comprehensive assessment

Read Client Testimonials and published case studies of current patients. 

Music therapy is a powerful, non-invasive, and non-pharmacological medium capable of unique outcomes. It is accessible to all and can be used with individuals, groups, or families. Clients need no prior music training to receive services but benefit by active engagement in the therapeutic process that may include creating, learning, listening to, or performing music.

 Music therapy is the specialized use of music by a credentialed professional who develops individualized treatment and supportive interventions for people of all ages and ability levels to address their social, communication, emotional, physical, cognitive, sensory, and spiritual needs. For over 28 years, Living Music has been providing Music Therapy sessions to Los Angeles residents, school and health facilities. 

music lives within you- let it heal

Welcome to my practice. I am a certified music therapist and I have always excited to introduce Music Therapy. I am committed to improving the quality of lives of the individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families that I see. Music creates an environment, which feels safe for emotional expression and it allows me to treat my clients with empathy, warmth, compassion and love through music. I listen and listen well without judgment, criticism or advise, all with the hope of providing a positive therapeutic experience and reduction of the stigma towards therapy sometimes experienced when seeking help from other therapies. 


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ASSESSMENT

Contact us

(310) 929 7594

music therapy for

* Anxiety

* Autism

* ADD/ADHD

* Depression

* Dementia

* Development of motor skills

* Schizophrenia

* Hospitals

* Nursing Homes

* Schools

* Pain Management

* Physchiatric Facilities

* Stress / Anxiety

* Veteran Affairs / PTSD Treatments

* and many other benefits

CHILDREN

Using musical improvisation and exploration can help a child focus on the sound being creating rather than a procedure that is going on or will happen soon. The child can play a simple melody on the xylophone as the music therapist sings a familiar song while he is getting stitches. Or, the music therapist can engage the child in a non-verbal drum “conversation” alternating back and forth in response to the other’s drum beat. Before the child knows it, time has passed that was not spent worrying.

CASE STUDIES

We use various methods to  work with our patients using variable techniques during therapy.