Seidman Studio

Music Therapists Use Mobile Recording Studio to Help Patients

Seidman Studio

The first Seidman Studio was developed in the fall of 2013 to solve a simple problem: How do you make music with patients in an open infusion bay without anyone else hearing it?

To address this, Sam Rodgers-Melnick, MT-BC and Seneca Block, MT-BC came up with a simple design – plug several electronic instruments into a portable machine that could send sound to several sets of headphones for patients, family members and staff. The result was the Seidman Studio: a fully functional mobile recording studio, the first of its kind for a hospital in the U.S.

Seidman Studio

The Seidman Studio is complete with electric guitar, keyboard, electronic drums, iPads, microphones, MacBook Pro, and up to 12 sets of headphones.

Patients frequently use the Seidman Studio to write and record songs with support from a music therapist. Music therapists at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center are able to use the Seidman Studio to bring music therapy services to every area of the hospital and create a private musical environment suited to the needs of patients and their families.

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