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Psalm 100:1

Make a joyful noise unto the Lord.

Bringing joy, healing, and increasing quality of life for senior adults living with neurodegenerative diseases, as well as their care partners.


What is Music Therapy?

The main goal of music therapy is to maintain, improve, or rehabilitate the client’s level of functioning. Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession which uses evidence-based interventions to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals. A music therapist is a credentialed professional who works with clients to accomplish personalized goals. Music therapy is also fun! By incorporating a client’s preferred music or musical style, music therapy can improve activities of daily living, quality of life and bring joy.

Why is it effective?

Music stimulates the whole brain simultaneously – not just one or two parts of it. Active, or even passive, involvement in the different elements of music (rhythm, dynamics, pitch, tempo) improves a client’s ability to perform activities of daily living. Music therapy is a unique sensory treatment approach that addresses age related problems such as overall physical rehabilitation, cognitive function, communication and social skills. Music therapy also provides emotional support for clients and their families by offering an outlet for expression of feelings through the simple joys of music. By creating individualized and effective treatment approaches, clients are engaged at all levels of functioning improving their quality of life.


Meet your Neurologic Music Therapist

I’m Jacquie Cox, a Board-Certified Music Therapist, Licensed Professional Music Therapist by the Oklahoma State Medical Board, and a certified Neurologic Music Therapist. I am passionate about bringing joy, healing, and increasing the quality of life for senior adults living with neurodegenerative diseases, as well as their care partners.


I began Fanfare Music Therapy because I have seen interactive music experiences transform the lives and relationships of senior adults. Music therapy can help improve cognitive function, communication, mobility, mood, and decrease agitation. Caregivers of clients with limited verbal capacity have noted improvement in phrase length – increasing from one-word answers to two-to-three-word phrases. Caregivers have also observed improved social interaction with others after participation in music therapy. Another caregiver commented that her loved one’s agitation was reduced during and after participation in music therapy activities.

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