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Discovering the Power of Music Therapy through a Trip to Panama

In a recent music therapy trip to Panama, undergraduate students aim to empower the community to build sustainable music therapy programs at cancer centers, children’s hospitals, and nursing homes. Some of the students from the group, who go by the name “Panamaniacs,” kept travel journals of their experience. Below is a selection from Meghan Griffith’s entries. Read journal entries from Denise Oliveras and Meera Sinha.

Megan GriffithBy Megan Griffith

August 16, 2016
Today we traveled to the orphanage of La Ciudad del Nino, and finished the day with some group music therapy with the children there. The children that end up here generally have a traumatic background and are underdeveloped or at risk. It really hit me how much I wanted to help when we were singing a song that was about everything having a solution. During the song, a child of around six years of age turned to another child and in Spanish said “no, not everything.”

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Bringing Music Therapy to Panamanian Children in Need

In a recent music therapy trip to Panama, undergraduate students aim to empower the community to build sustainable music therapy programs at cancer centers, children’s hospitals, and nursing homes. Some of the students from the group, who go by the name “Panamaniacs,” kept travel journals of their experience. Below are selections from Denise D. Oliveras’s entries. Read journal entries from Meera Sinha and Megan Griffith.

doliverasBy Denise D. Oliveras

August 16, 2016
The first stop today was at MUPA, an early intervention school for low-income families. We split up into 2 groups and saw 3 groups each. I was with the two year olds and absolutely loved it.

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Music Therapy Enlivens the Elderly in Trip to Panama

In a recent music therapy trip to Panama, undergraduate students aim to empower the community to build sustainable music therapy programs at cancer centers, children’s hospitals, and nursing homes. Some of the students from the group, who go by the name “Panamaniacs,” kept travel journals of their experience. Below is a selection from Meera Sinha’s entries. Read journal entries from Denise Oliveras and Megan Griffith.

meera-sinhaBy Meera Sinha

August 15, 2016
Today was our first day working with clients in Panama. The first half of our day was spent at an orphanage called Hogar Malambo. We had two groups here: 1-2 year olds, and a mix of older children/adults with intellectual disabilities and 2-3 year olds. These were populations I hadn’t ever worked with before today, but it was an incredible experience.

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Music Therapy Students Share Their Experience Doing Community Outreach in Panama

Berklee Music Therapy students traveled to Panama this past summer where they worked at Fundación Danilo Perez , Hospital del Niño, FANLYC, UDELAS and other local organizations. Students got the opportunity to share their Berklee knowledge and experience first hand by healing through music. Patricia Zarate, Berklee Alumna from the first Music Therapy graduating class, was the program leader and mentor for the students during this trip.

Emma Byrd, Piano, USA

DSC_0113 (1)The Music Therapy Service and Learning trip to Panama was, without a doubt, the most profound experience of my training thus far. During our week in Panama, I was challenged in ways I could not have been challenged in a classroom or practicum setting. At the same time, I was exposed to people and situations, which inspired and touched me greatly. It would be impossible to over-stress the impact this trip has had on me personally and professionally.

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Ruben Blades

This blog was written by Zayra Ocasio from Berklee Blogs for spanish people

Rubén Blades (Ciudad de Panamá, 16 de julio de 1948) es un cantante, compositor, músico, actor y abogadopanameño que desarrolló gran parte de su carrera en la ciudad de Nueva York. Sus discos más exitosos los realizó junto con Willie Colón para el sello discográfico Fania durante el boom de la salsa.

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