Music Medicine Institute

IN AFFILIATION with St. Joseph'S/Candler

(912) 598-2118

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American music therapy assoc

"Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague."
John Armstrong M.D. (1709-1779) The Art of Preserving Health"

Woman Playing Guitar and Man Playing Tambourine

Improving Patient Quality of Life

Serving people of all ages

Making Music With Kids
Man in Hospital Bed Playing Tambourine

Improving Patient Quality of Life

Music Therapy & Interventions

The Music Medicine Institute is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the proposition that music therapy - the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individual goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program - can effectively enhance the quality of life of persons with acute or chronic illness through the collaboration between music and medicine.

Since 1996, it has been our purpose to help people with chronic illnesses cope and improve their quality of life through music therapy. Our therapies are available to people of all ages and have a particular focus on those with chronic illness and helping them cope with their illness, as well as improving the quality of life. Founder Elizabeth Jacobi has dealt with her own chronic illness using this approach and is passionate about helping others.

"Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?"
Leonardo da Vinci

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Founded and directed by Elizabeth Jacobi, Ph.D., RMT, FAMI, an educator, lecturer, consultant, and professional opera singer who trained in behavioral medicine at Harvard Medical School. MMI is an affiliate of the St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in Savannah, Georgia. The Institute also offers its services and programs to other healthcare providers and clients/patients in southeastern Georgia.

Mission Statement

The purpose of the Music Medicine Institute (MMI) is to enhance the quality of life of persons with acute or chronic illnesses through music therapy, a collaboration between music and medicine. MMI is accomplishing its mission by training health professionals in the therapeutic use of music and imagery, conducting research, and presenting educational programs about the use of music in medical treatment and illustrating its value in clinical application.

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(912) 598-2118

Po Box 16535
Savannah, GA 31416

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