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Using music to open doors to an improved quality of life

Posted at 10:49 AM, May 04, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-10 17:34:17-05

COLORADO SPRINGS – Music has been used to help people achieve a better quality of life since the 1800s.

Modern therapists, like Susan Zeller, are able to tap into a client’s subconscious to help improve motor skills and hand-eye coordination.

Improvement of articulation and pacing allows them to better grasp speech from others who may be difficult to understand.

Parents Russ and June Gordon share how music helped their son, Matthew, better communicate and understand the world around him.

Matthew Gordon has Down Syndrome, and at 5 years old was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He received chemotherapy treatments for close to four years.

For the past 17 years Zeller has helped Matthew achieve goals from early childhood to the present day.


For more information contact:

Professional Music Therapy Organizations

Certification Board For Music Therapists
506 E. Lancaster Ave. Suite 102
Downingtown, PA 19335
Toll Free: 1.800.765.CBMT (2268)
Local: 1.610.269.8900
Fax: 1.610.269.9232

Colorado Association For Music Therapy (CAMT)
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1000,
Silver Spring MD 20910
Phone: 301.589.3300 Fax: 301.589.5175

The Resource Exchange (TRE)

6385 Corporate Drive, Suite 301
Colorado Springs CO 80919