Today I am very excited to share with you a video interview with Dr. Melita Belgrave, assistant professor of music therapy at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Dr. Belgrave is a board-certified music therapist and a researcher, whose research focus is intergenerational music therapy. Recently, she co-authored the book Music Therapy and Geriatric Populations: A Handbook for Practicing Music Therapists and Healthcare Professionals, which is available for sale from the American Music Therapy Association.
In this video, Dr. Belgrave tells us about intergenerational music therapy: what it is, who it benefits, and how to get a program started.
Luckily for us, this is not all the wisdom Dr. Belgrave has to share! In my next post, I will share a video especially for music therapists with tips for successful intergenerational music therapy groups. In my next newsletter, I will share a video especially for people in the Kansas City area, describing a special music-making opportunity for older adults in our community. Subscribe to the newsletter to hear about it first. Stay tuned!