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JB in the News

It has been a pleasure to be interviewed for diverse articles, news programs and podcasts over the years.  Here are some we feel might resonate with you.

Healthcare Related Articles

Music and Health – What Music Can Do for your Mental Health

Huffington Post

While optimistic about iPods and other devices that allow music to be so portable, Buchanan is a big believer in the quality of sound, acting as a spokesperson for Marantz, the high-end speaker systems that “feel live, exactly the way the music and artist intended,” as well as Future Shop, where they’re sold. She emphasizes the importance of taking the time to sit and really listen to music, instead of just using it as background noise.

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Hospital’s Music Therapy program becomes lifeline for patients

CBC Television

Finding your voice again after a stroke or a spinal cord injury can be a difficult journey, but Jennifer Buchanan’s company, JB Music Therapy, is helping patients even during COVID restrictions.

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Prescribe Music for Better Mental Health

UToday – University of Calgary

Internationally known cellist Johanne Perron’s personal story rings true to Jennifer Buchanan, a leading expert on music therapy, “I’ve witnessed that when you find the right music at the right time in the right way, a client starts feeling the desired state they want to feel, less anxious, less stressed, and more creative.

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How Music Helps Rehab Patients Learn How to Move Again

CBC’s White Coat, Black Art

Accompanying Lynn Lewis is music therapist Jennifer Buchanan on the guitar. The singing brings back joyful memories of singing and dancing with her mum. It’s what she needs to relax and lift her spirits in the dreary routine of her hospital stay.


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Music Shows Promise in Decreasing Depression

Fox News


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Music Therapy in Hospice and Palliative Care | Your Personal Soundtrack

Life and Death Matters Blog

Your preferences are your greatest triggers to snap you into the mood you want to be in but first we have to identify our preferences. In order to do that we have several considerations: style preferences, tempo preferences and timbre preferences.

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Intentional Music Listening Can Treat Depression In Adults And Children

Parent Herald

Jennifer Buchanan, a Canadian music therapist and the author of “Tune In: A Music Therapy Approach to Life” said that music can stimulate many parts of the brain and intentional music learning is a key to psychological rehabilitation.

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