DMF’s focus has always been on how music provides hope and enjoyment, reduces social isolation and increases self-confidence. However, music also nourishes, restores, and heals. Playing music – however done – requires complex processing functions by multiple parts of the brain and has the potential to open up new neural pathways.  Study after study confirms the benefits of music as shown in research conducted by one of our partners and long-term supporters – the Yamaha Music and Wellness Institute.

Whether through formal research and studies or our ongoing observation and experience, the transformative benefits of music are undeniable.