Concetta M. Tomaino, DA, MT-BC LCAT
“Rhythm is a key part of engagement for therapy or education and the edgy sound of conventional rhythm instruments can trigger a reflexive avoidance response in people with dementia, or PTSD and children with sensory issues. Drums with Comfort Sound Technology do not trigger that neurological response, making them accessible as tools for therapy or education.
Comfort Sound Technology offers a more comfortable sound that is attractive to all kinds of people. Geriatric populations with dementia can play drums with Comfort Sound Technology longer and harder, which translates into more exercise and engagement. They can also play the drum tables while standing and moving around the table, making them an attractive tool for physical therapy applications.”
Concetta Tomaino is the Executive Director/Co-founder/Senior VP, Music Therapy Services at the Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, Bronx, NY
A Member of CenterLight Health System
Feature Film: The Music Never Stopped
Tells the story of some of the transformational music therapy work of Dr. Tomaino.