Address: Morningside House of Ellicott City, 5330 Dorsey Hall Rd, Ellicott City, MD
Speakers: Jeannie Finnegan & Laura Bean
Topic: Music Therapy
My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary." - Martin Luther Today's program is designed to enhance your knowledge of music therapy, explain its origins and history and demonstrate some of its uses with senior citizens.
"Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." - Leonard Bernstein
About Our Speakers:
Jeannie Finnegan created her company "Melodies & Memories" two years ago and currently provides individual and group therapeutic music to chronically or terminally ill residents in skilled nursing facilities and assisted living communities, as well as those suffering from Alzheimer's, dementia, and cognitive or memory impairment. Jeannie is a vocalist and guitarist with many years of solo, ensemble, stage, and recording experience. She has also worked professionally in long-term care administration, hospice, and Alzheimer's and dementia care. She now offers "comfort and connection through music" and is passionate about the therapeutic and quality-of-life benefits of music.
Laura Bean received a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy: Jazz Concentration from Shenandoah University. She is a board certified music therapist, MT-BC. Her music therapy practice, Creative Music Connections serves Frederick and Carroll Counties in MD. Laura has worked in the area of developmental disabilities for several years, including working as manager of a group home. She plays several instruments, composes music, is church choir director, enjoys organizing and performing in music ensembles, and loves to share the benefits of music to others in creative and meaningful ways.