Music for Education & Wellbeing podcast

Music for Education and Wellbeing Podcast – with Ami Gaston of the International Cultural Arts and Healing Sciences Institute

In this new podcast, Anita Holford, co-editor of Music Education Works, is talking with Ami Gaston, who works internationally to promote healing and wellbeing through music and activism. She’s worked with refugees and at-risk children, youth and families through organisations such as the US government and the United Nations. She also has a great story to tell about when she performed for the Dalai Lama.

We talk about:

  • the near-death experience that changed her path from student doctor to cultural ambassador
  • performing for the Dalai Lama and experiencing his sense of humour
  • working with the United Nations High Commission on Refugees in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Ukraine and beyond
  • her work as a professor at the California Jazz Conservatory, and her class on music and activism
  • definitions – music therapy, music and healing, ethnomusicology
  • working within government structures and communities to advocate for music
  • Ami’s three tips for others working to advocate for music for education and wellbeing

You can access the podcast via a blog on our main website – PODCAST [37] Music, healing and activism with Ami Gaston of the International Cultural Arts & Healing Sciences Institute – or on iTunes or Spotify (search for Music for Education & Wellbeing).

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