As a nurse and musician, Simon provides therapeutic music to patients in hospice, hospital, nursing home, assisted living, and in the home. Following a path to "do no harm" as a clinician providing music, he trained as a therapeutic musician, and was certified by the Music for Healing & Transition Program in 2019. Currently Simon is a CMP (Certified Music Practitioner) for an area hospice service and hospital.
A certified therapeutic musician provides live, acoustic music at the bedside to create an environment that encourages healing, relaxation and rest. The music is specifically tailored to the patient's needs in-the-moment. The intent is to relax, calm and help heal those in hospitals, hospice, re-hab facility or home care.
Simon is available by appointment to play for you or your loved ones in healthcare facilities and in the home.
Certified Music Practitioner vs Music Therapist (Board Certified)
The Certified Music Practitioner (CMP) is trained and certified through www.mhtp.org, the Music for Healing and Transition Program. MHTP is recognized by the National Standards Board for Therapeutic Musicians (NSBTM)
One of the gifts that CMP’s offer patients is training in Unitative Listening and Presence – being present and responding to a patient’s immediate needs based on objective and intuitional observation.
The music therapist uses musical instruments and music making as therapeutic tools primarily to rehabilitate the normal functions of living and improve quality of life through studying and promoting measurable changes in behavior.
A therapeutic musician, or CMP, uses the artistic application of the intrinsic elements of live music and sound to provide an environment conducive to the human healing process.