Learn About Music Therapy - September 12, 2017 

Sign Up Now - Boomwhacker Choir - September 11 

Dr. Jacobi Honored - June 2017 

Month of the Military Child - April 2017 

March 25, 2017 - The Landings Club Event 

April 2016 - Military Family Programs 

Kiwanis Continues for Sixth Year - October 2014 

Month of the Military Child - April 2014 Feedback 

Month of Military Child - April 2014 

Kiwanis Financial Support Again - October 2013 

American Music Therapy Assoc. - October 2012 

Kiwanis Support for MMI Continues - October 2012 

Month of the Military Child - April 2012 

Month of the Military Child - April 2011 

MMI Hosts Training Session - January 2011 

The Landings Association - November 2010 

Kiwanis Continues MMI Support - September 2010 

Cinco de Mayo - May 2010 

Fundraising Concert - November 2009 

MMI Program Featured - October 2009 

Kiwanis Awards Grant to MMI - Sept. 2009 

MMI Receives Grant for Instruments - July 2009 

Music Medicine and Military Families - June 2009 

MMI Featured on WTOC-TV - April 2009 

U.S. Service Members Honored - June 2009 

Community Health Mission Fundraiser - April 2009 

MMI Introduction - Spring 2009 

Opportunities of Heroic Proportions                             

The Music Medicine Institute is currently planning and seeking funding to create a pilot music therapy program to benefit family members of American soldiers, sailors, airmen and airwomen deployed overseas. It will provide clinical services and be a valuable research vehicle to support creation and implementation of sustainable programs at both Hunter Army Airfield and Ft. Stewart, potentially impacting as many as 30,000 Savannah-area military families.  (MMI founder Elizabeth Jacobi is shown below with HAAF commander LTC Jose Aguilar.)

It is expected that the program will be offered from a developmentally appropriate perspective for three separate and distinct groups: elementary, secondary and high school-aged children, with a qualified music therapist utilizing music and music therapy interventions to ensure the optimal emotional and behavioral well-being of military children and the unique stressors faced. 

MMI, as an affiliate of St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Care System, is the only organization in the Savannah area capable of creating and implementing the vital, potentially far-reaching program, including pre- and post-treatment data on the program's interventions and results – research that MMI believes will contribute to the current literature about response to and treatment of military children of a deployed parent and the role of music therapy.
We ask that you consider supporting our efforts to help the families of America's servicemen and women.  Please visit our web site regularly for updated information.

In the meantime, we invite you to listen to a conversation between a mother and child about the fears of war:



 

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