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Keynotes, Seminars and Workshops

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.

TUNE IN – Improve Memory, Mood, and Motivation with Music

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.

BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS – How Music Influences our Mental Health

In this presentation Jennifer explores the connection between music and mental health, explaining why music’s power may hold more potential than we realize. 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.

YOUR SONG – Purposeful Playlists for Mental Health and Well-Being

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.

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY – How Music Connects with People Living with Dementia

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.

TIME OF YOUR LIFE – Strategies for Using Music in Retirement

Music is a powerful source of joy and comfort as we age. When words fail, music provides a way for people to connect with others and engage with memories, future experiences and life’s many emotions along the journey. Learn More.

BREAKING BAD – Can Music Therapy Lower the Crime Rate?

I have witnessed first hand the transformations that can happen during a single session.  I have heard participants say they have had significant breakthroughs and felt changed. But is this enough? I definitely do not have all the answers but I have begun to formulate some of the questions I feel we need to be asking to increase our frequency of music therapy’s use and results.  Learn more.

WELLNESS INCORPORATED – Build a Business That Makes a Difference

I had to cast aside my notions of how my business “ought to be,” by other people’s standards. Instead, I needed to build my 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 that makes a difference.   Learn more.