Muriel Anderson, Founder of Music for Life Alliance, made a visit to the All Children’s Hospital in St Petersburg, Florida, along with Ted Wagner from Music Sweet Music and Julie Tatro, Music Therapist at the Hospital.
There was an enjoyable interactive music concert held at the clinic put on by Muriel.
In addition to visiting and performing for the children, Muriel was in Florida to present the “Those who make a Difference Award” and financial support award as well to Ted Wagner and Music Sweet Music. The Music for Life Alliance supports Organizations like Music Sweet Music who support Music Education efforts for children.
Professional saxophone player Ted Wagner was a firsthand witness to the therapeutic power of music when he worked as a music therapy volunteer at All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. “Music gives voice to their pain and their fears,” Wagner explained during an interview at his Pasadena office, “and allows them to express themselves creatively.”
Music Sweet Music Inc. (MSM, Inc.) is a 501 (c)(3) non profit founded in 2001 dedicated to addressing and raising awareness about the need of Music Therapy in the Tampa Bay community in Florida. MSM, Inc. provides instruments and music therapy to treat children with illnesses, diseases and disorders. Music therapy is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and the social needs in individuals. Music Therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing motivation to become engaged in treatment, providing emotional support and providing an outlet for expression of feelings.