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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE
We are a team of board-certified music therapists and music therapy students working to make music therapy accessible to all, and present the field and it's benefits on a global scale.  Our efforts focus on creating sustainable music therapy programs for the underserved communities of Eastern Africa and beyond through using board-certified music therapists and students to train members of the community.


WHY AFRICA?
 Africa’s history is deeply rooted in indigenous practices of music and dance traditions that are fully evident in the understanding and value toward music as a therapeutic medium. Because traditional music practices persists, music therapy has great potential for success among the Kenyan and Ugandan people. Board certified music therapists and students will train members of the community with the tools to continue a self-sustaining program. Our work is focused in hospitals, orphanages/children's homes, and community centers for those in need.

Ubuntu aims to not only provide music therapy to these communities, but to create feasible, lasting programs.  We were able to work together with pre-existing therapeutic music programs and share our knowledge to create something that can truly work for the people of East Africa.


WHAT IS MUSIC THERAPY?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness

  • Manage Stress

  • Alleviate Pain

  • Express Feelings

  • Enhance Memory

  • Improve Communication

  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation” 
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Music can be a very powerful engine for healing. From soothing anxiety, uplifting mood, providing an emotional outlet and creating social cohesion, it's no wonder this amazing tool is utilized as a therapy for a range of purposes throughout human history.