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Music Therapy and Parkinson's Disease: Research and Therapeutics

Concetta M. Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, LCAT, Institute of Music and Neurologic Function

March 25, 2011
07 minutes
Concetta M. Tomaino


 Concetta M. Tomaino is a pioneer in the field of music therapy for individuals suffering the effects of stroke or other brain trauma or are afflicted with such degenerative neurological diseases as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Tomaino is the executive director and co-founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function and senior vice president for music therapy at Beth Abraham Family of Health Services. She made her connection to music early, adopting the trumpet as her instrument of choice (as it remains to this day, though it is joined by the piano and accordion, her main choice for therapy).