Using the Jamstik for Music Therapy

 At Zivix, we're passionate about fostering the joy of playing music, making music more accessible to everyone, and giving back to music therapy and music medicine programs. Music therapists are utilizing AirJamz in the field to help their patients heal and achieve non-musical goals.

Stories

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital"The jamstik+ has given patients opportunities to redirect their focus on a enjoyable experience and provided them with immediate feedback on their success. As these patients are usually hospitalized for at least a month, the jamstik+ gives the patient an opportunity to learn an instrument and incorporates technology which is incredibly motivating for adolescent patients.The technology is incredible and pairing it with an iPad is simple and provides patients the opportunity to explore new sounds and be creative with their music. Even when patients are very sick, they would sit up in bed for periods of time in order to engage in playing the jamstik+."— Greta Yates, MA, MT-BC

 

Metro Music Therapy

Metro Music Therapy logo"The first time I brought the Jamstik to [my patient], I immediately realized that I would no longer have to go through the gymnastic routines of the past.

The first time he brought the pick down the strings independently, gravity helped him down the E,A,D strings and, as I predicted, stopped on the G. I urged him on and felt the muscle twitch in his shoulder that I was looking for.

Sure enough, the pick went down the G and stopped on the B. 'You can do it!' was all it took. Another twitch and we had the B. Rinse and repeat….and finally the last E string! 'I think it’s time we took this rock band on the road!' I said. His response? A smile that said it all.

There are countless therapeutic uses for this amazing tool that I can think of to help bring music to people of all ages, needs, diagnosis, etc.. " — Laura S. Lenz, LPMT, MT-BC

MyMusicRx — Children's Cancer Association

MyMusicRx Logo"We’re grateful to Zivix for their continued support of MyMusicRx’s bedside and online music medicine programs for kids and teens facing cancer and other serious illnesses. We know first hand that music has the power to transform a moment for hospitalized kids and families. Zivix's donation of Jamstiks and AirJamz provide a welcome, fun addition to the well-stocked instrument inventory on our state-of-the-art mobile music carts." — Abby Guyer, VP Brand

See how music therapists are utilizing the jamstik+ in their sessions

Common Questions  

WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music therapy is a professional healthcare discipline that uses the clinical applications of music to achieve non-musical goals. Specifically applied music therapy interventions help establish a non-threatening, supportive environment in which the needs of patients and families can be met creatively.

(Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota).

 

WHAT ARE THE POTENTIAL BENEFITS OF MUSIC THERAPY?

Pain management, physical rehabilitation, anxiety and stress reduction, expression, family support, relaxation, normal growth and development, opportunities for choice and control, positive change in mood and emotional states, learning coping skills and techniques, effect positive physiological changes. 

(Source: Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota).

 

HOW ARE OTHER MUSIC THERAPISTS UTILIZING THE JAMSTIK?

There are countless different ways to use the jamstik+ in both individual and group music therapy sessions. The jamstik can help clients work on the fine motor skills, improve hand/eye coordination, promote physical rehabilitation, etc. Check out these testimonial blog posts from Destiny Henn and Laura Lenz for examples on how they use the jamstik with their clients.

 

DO YOU OFFER MUSIC THERAPY DISCOUNTS?

We certainly do! Drop an email to: meredith @ zivix.net

 

DO I'M AN EDUCATOR, DO YOU HAVE RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS?

Yep! Please head to this page for more information on our education initiatives.

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