The Magic of Music

July 16, 2018

Every Friday, music therapist Laura Cowal-Belet visits Angelina in her home for one hour. Together they sing traditional Italian songs as Laura strums on a guitar. Sometimes Angelina keeps a steady beat with a mallet and tambourine.

When Laura plays and sings the Italian ballad Volare, its strong one-two-one-two rhythm triggers something within Angelina, allowing her to hold a mallet with her right hand — the side impaired by the stroke — while banging it on a tambourine, reading the song’s lyrics on a table in front of her, and singing along.

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