My name is Sue Carney, and I am a Certified Music Practitioner-in-training. I am fundraising because my final class is being held in Baltimore, and I will be traveling across the country from Oregon. These travel expenses are the only obstacle left between me and this certification.About Certified Music Practitioners
A Certified Music Practitioner (CMP), provides live, therapeutic music at the bedside, to address the needs of patients who are ill, dying, birthing, or in a transition of any type.
All may benefit from this treatment, which does not seek to cure, but instead helps to create an ideal environment for healing.
CMPs are part of the integrative health teams in today's medical facilities. They work alongside other medical professionals, and play similar roles to chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists.
They must be both skilled musicians, who are compassionate, observant, and responsive to the immediate needs of the patient.Ask Your Doctor if Music is Right for You...
Did you know that music is at the front lines of the war on opioids?
Music is one of the most effective non-pharmaceutical treatments for pain, anxiety, and other forms of distress that is available today.
Over the past 20 years, the effects of music have been studied extensively, and there is no longer any doubt about the efficacy of live, therapeutic music. And therapeutic music is beginning to move into the medical mainstream.Why I Want to do This Work
I've been a professional musician, composer, and producer throughout my life, and I have always been amazed at the power of music, and the transformative effects it can have on people.
The idea that music can be used directly to ease the suffering of those who are in need is one of the most beautiful things I have ever come across. Music has always been my calling. This is another deep calling, and a path with heart.
Thank you for helping me walk this path.What I am Asking For
Expenses for Travel from Bandon, Oregon to Baltimore, Maryland
$377 Hotel in Baltimore
$80 Rnd trip gas to Portland Airport
$300 Airport shuttle parking (5 days)
$100 Ground Transportation
Thanks so much!I am grateful for your help!