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Jul 15, 2017 | Talking With Concetta Tomaino: The Power of Music

Music can literally work wonders for people with Parkinson's, dementia, or strokes. A leading music therapist talks about how caregivers can make the best use of it. 
By Camille Peri, Caring.com features editor

Sep 26, 2016 | Music’s Effect on Alzheimer’s

2016 | What I Wish I'd Known About How Music Helps the Brain: Music Therapist Concetta Tomaino

This expert saw the therapeutic effects of music on people with dementia, strokes, and Parkinson's long before science made the connection official. By Camille Peri, Caring.com features editor 

July 11, 2016 | CONCETTA TOMAINO AND THE HEALING POWER OF MUSIC
BY DEBORAH HARKINS

Nov 9, 2015 | NAMM FOUNDATION SPONSORS 20th ANNIVERSARY FORUM OF CENTERLIGHT’S INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC AND NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION

Foundation’s Grant Bolsters Two Decades of Groundbreaking Research on the Relationship Between Music and Brain Function 
– Carlsbad, CA 

July/August 2015 | The Healing Power of Music: For Alzheimer's patients, music can be good medicine
by Mary Ellen Geist, AARP Bulletin

Nov 9, 2015 | NAMM FOUNDATION SPONSORS 20th ANNIVERSARY FORUM OF CENTERLIGHT’S INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC AND NEUROLOGIC FUNCTION

Foundation’s Grant Bolsters Two Decades of Groundbreaking Research on the Relationship Between Music and Brain Function 
– Carlsbad, CA 

Sep 10, 2012 | Manager of IMNF at Schnurmacher to Present at Memory Loss Workshop

Marlon Sobol, Manager of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function at Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, will be one of the presenters at a Memory Loss Workshop in White Plains, to be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For details,...

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May 22, 2012 | Northern Westchester Hospital Announces Partnership with IMNF

Northern Westchester Hospital announced today that it is expanding its music therapy program to include a Relaxation and Stress Management Through Music program, which is offered in collaboration with community neurologists, psychiatric physicians and in partnership with the Institute for...

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May 21, 2012|IMNF Executive Director Interviewed in Article About Glen Campbell’s Battle with Alzheimer’s

Dr. Concetta M. Tomaino, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, a member of the CenterLight Health System, was recently interviewed for an article featuring recording artist Glen Campbell's battle with Alzheimer's disease, and talking about how...

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Press Releases

Oct 15, 2015 | Music Has Power Awards® Honors Dr. Daniel J. Levitin and Music Industry Exec/Advocate Karen Sherry

CenterLight’s Institute for Music and Neurologic Function Celebrates 20th Anniversary; Pays Tribute to Co-Founder Dr. Oliver Sacks

New York City – Renowned neuroscientist and author Daniel J. Levitin, PhD and Music Industry Executive and Advocacy Champion Karen Sherry are the honorees...

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Jun 11, 2015 | Each One Counts Foundation Sponsors IMNF’s 2015 Summer Institute

Workshop to Explore Therapeutic Applications of Music in Pediatric Pain Management

Bronx, New York The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, a member of CenterLight Health System, will offer a two-day workshop to enhance and increase the therapeutic applications of music in...

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Jun 11, 2014 | CenterLight’s IMNF Adds Medical, Cultural and Legal Luminaries to Its Board

Taking CenterLight Health System's Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF) into its third decade of groundbreaking music therapy research and service, newly installed board chairman Jay Stark announced the appointment of noted pediatric ophthalmologist and eye surgeon Dr. Amir...

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Recent Happenings

Jun 29, 2012 | Schnurmacher & IMNF Celebrate Donation of Marimba to Westchester’s Pioneering Music Therapy Program

The music therapists and the residents of Schnurmacher Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, a member of CenterLight Health System, unwrapped a powerful gift of musical healing today, with the donation of a new 4.3 Octave Dynasty Padauk Marimba. The Deupree Family Foundation purchased...

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Feb 10, 2012 | Carnegie Hall Program Spotlights Patients

Seven patients at Beth Abraham Health Services' nursing home in the Bronx recently got the chance to help create new musical works and then perform them in the spotlight as part of a special collaboration with professional musicians at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. The musicians...

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Dec 28, 2011 | IMNF Music Therapist Marlon Sobol Demonstrates Clinical Application of CD at the AMTA Conference

Music therapist Marlon Sobol gave a demonstration on the clinical application of the Keep on Moving -- Music for Therapeutic Rhythmic Activities CD at the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) conference in Atlanta last month. The CD, which uses familiar music to enhance overall health...

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