The Institute developed out of the many years of clinical work and research of the late renown author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD and music therapist Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, who demonstrated that people with neurological problems could learn to move better, remember more, and even regain speech when music was used in specific ways.

Considered a worldwide authority in clinical music therapy research and education, the IMNF offers the following resources.  

• Expertise in using music therapy to restore, maintain and improve the physical, emotional and neurological functioning of individuals who have suffered a stroke or brain trauma, have Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, or other diseases and conditions for which music therapy would be beneficial

• Vast clinical experience applying music therapy techniques to diverse client populations

• Internationally and nationally recognized training programs in music therapy

 Your donation enable us to continue these impactful services. 

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Institute for Music and Neurologic Function



The Institute developed out of the many years of clinical work and research of the late renown author and neurologist Oliver Sacks, MD and music therapist Concetta Tomaino, DA, MT-BC, who demonstrated that people with neurological problems could learn to move better, remember more, and even regain speech when music was used in specific ways.

Considered a worldwide authority in clinical music therapy research and education, the IMNF offers the following resources.  

• Expertise in using music therapy to restore, maintain and improve the physical, emotional and neurological functioning of individuals who have suffered a stroke or brain trauma, have Alzheimer’s Disease or other forms of dementia, Parkinson’s Disease, or other diseases and conditions for which music therapy would be beneficial

• Vast clinical experience applying music therapy techniques to diverse client populations

• Internationally and nationally recognized training programs in music therapy

 Your donation enable us to continue these impactful services.