Singing praises of music therapy

Spreading his message: Shen Wu playing a traditional instrument called ‘Gu Xun’ during the press conference to promote the benefits of music therapy.

A PERFORMANCE touted as music therapy will be held at the Equatorial Hotel in Penang on Sunday.

Organisers claim Master Shen Wu, the founder of SW Music Therapy, has helped cancer patients and people suffering from depression through his music.

“Music therapy and energy can help with the mind. It can relieve pain, reduce stress and bring comfort to patients.

“With music therapy, we can better deal with all the emotional and physical needs of a patient,” said event organising chairman Chieng Ngee Kiat.

He stressed that the right choice of music could calm patients and reduce their blood pressure.

“Also, one must be very calm in order to compose music for therapy,” he said.

“Shen Wu will incorporate his music therapy through the musical instruments of ‘Hu Lu Si’, ‘Ba Wu’ and the piano during his performance,” Chieng said during the press conference.

Chieng said Shen Wu had held shows in countries such as the United States, Russia, China and Singapore and that Shen Wu had also performed in Kuala Lumpur.

The benefit is also to raise RM2mil to buy a bungalow to house the Penang SW Music Therapy Association.

“The bungalow will provide a platform for people who are interested in practising, sharing and promoting music therapy in Penang,” he said.

Tickets to the SW Northern Region Therapeutic Musical Performance are priced at RM388 each.

The price includes a CD of ‘Heaven Tone’ by Master Shen Wu and a one-year free subscription to Guang Ming Daily E-Paper.

For more information on the performance, call 016-4569104 or 012-4741223.

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