Since becoming a certified music therapist almost three decades ago Jennifer and her team have served hundreds of organizations through her award-winning company JB Music Therapy, which she founded in 1991. The following presentations inspire audiences on how music and values-based best practices can strengthen organizations and teams of any size.
This signature keynote is about how MUSIC may hold more potential than we realize in helping us reach all these aims regardless of our current circumstance. In so many ways music is simple — it brings more meaning into moments. In so many ways music is complex — it’s interaction with the brain, it’s effects on our mood, and it’s many triggers. Learn more.
Jennifer had to cast aside her notions of how her business “ought to be,” by other people’s standards. Instead, she needed to build her business as it was meant to be: one that would thrive through the rough patches, serve the community, and help clients reach their goals. A sustainable business to make a difference. Learn more.
Jennifer has worked with some of society’s most vulnerable including at-risk youth, individuals post-brain injury, the incarcerated, as well as those moving through other stressful transitions including dementia and end of life care. Learn how music can become a communication bridge, one that can help individuals express and process their greatest life challenges, stressful transitions, and at times, an unexpected health crisis. Learn more.
Many have witnessed the benefits of music to enhance performance, improve mood or to ease stress. Streaming services suggest the most popular motivational genres but there is so much more science to it than this. With a Music Therapist as your coach, you will learn to find the right music for you to use intentionally to help elevate your goals whatever they may be. Learn More.
In the face of concerning statistics, and until a cure is found, society is looking for ways to best care for the symptoms of dementia. Through inspiring stories and the latest evidence, music will be featured as the most effective and efficient channel in helping people feel safe, secure, and connected to their moment. Learn More.
Music is a powerful source of joy and comfort as we age or plan to retire. When words fail, music provides a way for people to connect with others and engage with memories, future experiences, and transitions along life’s journey. Learn More.
Jennifer has witnessed first hand the transformations that can happen during a single music therapy session. Participants have said they have had significant breakthroughs and felt changed. But is this enough? Jennifer does not feel she has all the answers but has begun to formulate some of the questions she feels needs to be asked to increase the frequency of music therapy’s use for best results. Learn more.