The Gift of Music Therapy

How musician and popstar Shawn Mendes is using his success to bring the gift of music therapy to others

“I wonder what it’s like,” a lyric from Shawn Mendes’ hit song Wonder, is likely a query of many young children staying in the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Ontario who are curious about music therapy. Thanks to Mendes, now more children will get to find out just what music therapy is like. Mendes has donated $1 million to the hospital, launching the “Wonder of Music” music therapy program.

Quoting Mendes, a recent Billboard Music article shares his hopes that through this program, patients, caregivers, and staff will experience the benefits of music therapy. The full article featuring the announcement from Mendes and also detailing how you can support the “Wonder of Music” program is available here. To learn more about the music therapy program at SickKids and how it promotes the physical and mental well-being of patients from singing lullabies to writing songs, visit their website here.


Published : November 15, 2022

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