Music therapy program founder honored

The president of Healing Notes, a Carmel Valley-based nonprofit that promotes music therapy for hospitalized children, was honored on Nov. 13 by the American Music Therapy Association.

Allison Barkley, who founded Healing Notes, was nominated by Dr. Barbara Reuer, director of the nonprofit Resounding Joy, which is also based in Carmel Valley.

Barkley received the Advocate of Music Therapy Award, which is given to nonprofessionals who have contributed significantly to the field.

Healing Notes uses music therapy to promote the emotional, mental, physical and spiritual well-being of hospitalized children and their parents. Its programs help young patients in the cancer and medical-surgical units at Rady Children’s Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House.

Barkley, a makeup artist in the entertainment industry, initiated the first Healing Notes program at Rady in 2004 after seeing how music therapy helped her newborn son, hospitalized then with a blood disorder.

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