Music Therapy

Music therapists use music-based interventions to accomplish goals of a cognitive, physical, emotional and social nature. In a typical session, patients may engage in music listening, movement, singing, playing instruments, writing music and analyzing the lyrics of a song.

Music therapy can be designed to:

  • Decrease pain perception
  • Alleviate anxiety and fear
  • Enhance wellness and quality of life
  • Promote communication of feelings
  • Manage stress by improving respiration, lowering blood pressure, relaxing muscle tension, and reducing heart rate
  • Counteract depression and elevate mood
If interested in receiving music therapy services or having music therapy in your clinic, please contact JamesCare for Life Music Therapist Terel Jackson, MMT, NMT-F, MT-BC, at Terel.Jackson@osumc.edu​, or call 614-293-6428.

JamesCare for Life also offers group music classes as part of its Expressive Arts programming.

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: jamesline@osumc.edu