TIFFANY GIARDINA, popular singer/songwriter, brilliantly performed two of her new songs in her concert at Grand Prix New York’s new state-of-the-art bowling center, “Spins Bowl”, for the Music Conservatory of Westchester’s first annual “Winterbowl” benefiting its Music Therapy Institute, which is celebrating its 25th year. The event included bowling, kart racing, food, drinks, and live music featuring Conservatory faculty and students. Grand Prix New York, 333 North Bedford Road, Mount Kisco. (914-241-3131)
Music Conservatory of Westchester
The Conservatory hosts a bevy of events each month in its wonderful recital hall. Their respective faculty and student concert series has been a hit since its inception over five years ago, and over the past year, they’ve extended their stage to local favorites of various genres. MCW’s recent Jazz Series featured established artists including Gil Parris, K.J. Denhert, Neil Alexander, Trio Shalva, and Ted Rosenthal.
Music Conservatory of Westchester Music Therapy Institute
For 25 years, the Music Therapy Institute has been the largest provider of professional music therapy services in the greater Westchester region, working individually and in small groups with over 2,000 children and adults each year. The Institute provides services onsite at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. 216 Central Avenue, White Plains, NY, (914 761 3900), as well as throughout the county through the Institute’s Outreach program.
Music therapy addresses the physical, emotional, social and cognitive well being of children and adults with a wide variety of special needs. Using the inherent qualities of music, board certified therapists design individualized programs to provide opportunities for social interaction, allow for emotional expression, increase attention, promote growth in motor skills, increase communication skills and alleviate pain and stress. Music therapy can make a profound difference in the lives of those who participate, encouraging healing, growth and change.