“‘Normal is not normal;’ ‘We all have a disability’ is what I tell my class (and myself). These words are easy to say, yet hard to accept.
“Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears - it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more - it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.”