Reaching professional goals through MUSE-IC Coaching: an interview with Kathleen O’Grady

In this interview, certified professional coach Kathleen O’Grady discusses how she combines playlists of recorded music with traditional coaching techniques, helping clients to slow down, reflect, and connect with their inner voice or “authentic inner genius” and reach their coaching goals in a unique way.  Kathleen identifies how she differentiates between therapy and coaching, songs and stories of client successes, and how she chose music for Sangeeta’s virtual Muse-ic Coaching session. For more information, questions about Muse-ic Coaching, or to reach Kathleen, visit

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“Musical Echolalia” in non-verbal children with autism: an interview with Dr. Krystal Demaine

Many children with autism spectrum disorders display what is known as “echolalia,” an imitation of speech, sounds, movies, or television scripts without inflection or emotional expression. Echolalia is considered dysfunctional by many experts, and can be seen as a barrier or impediment to communicating or interacting with others. However, new research by Dr. Krystal Demaine shows how the use of music can transform this natural imitative behavior into socially engaged and meaningful communication. In this interview, Dr. Demaine describes several forms of musical echolalia, shares excerpts of her work singing and drumming with young children, and offers suggestions for parents and caregivers to meet the needs of their children and increase a sense of bonding through musical exploration. To find out more about her work or to contact Dr. Demaine, visit

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Shostakovich and the mysterious healing

“What is this mysterious medium that moves and heals us?” How does music work as a therapeutic and wellness tool? What does it look like? Where did these practices begin? This show starts out with Dr. Sangeeta Swamy’s experience with the Chagall String Quartet, and how an audience member’s story of healing led her to discover the therapeutic powers of music. Learn about professions such as sound healing, music practitioners, music therapy, and music thanatology and find out about the work these healers do with everyday children, teens and adults across the country.

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Related links:

American Music Therapy Association

Sound Healers Association

Music for Healing Transitions Program

Music Thanatology Association International


On the Wings of Horses/Peter Rowan

Shostakovich Quartet No. 7/St. Petersburg String Quartet

Awake/Peter Mayer

Heart Chakra/Jonathon Goldman/Chakra Chants

Sacred Stones/Sheila Chandra

Heart Chakra/Tibetan Chakra Meditations/Christina Mitchell and Ben Scott

Sri Venkatash/Bombay Jayashri

Halloween Blues and improvisations/personal recordings

Rosa Mystica/Therese Shroeder-Sheker