Yumiko Sato Music Therapy

Journey Into Wholeness

【Announcing Radio Drama】”Music Therapist”

Scprit5I’m  happy to announce that the NHK is making a radio drama called “Music Therapist,” based on my book, “Last Song~Melodies of Love and Hope at the End of Life.”

NHK is Japan’s national public broadcasting organization. The show will be aired on May 23.

“Last Song” tells the stories of my patients and their families I encountered while working at hospice in the U.S.  In it I attempted to capture the essence of music therapy – using music within the relationship between the therapist and the client.

Since any relationship is a two way street, it wasn’t just the lives of my clients that were affected through therapy; my life was often transformed through meeting them as well.

I’m humbled by the fact that the NHK has found my book interesting and the stories important enough to make it into a radio drama. An actress will play my part, but I’ll be singing in it.

Music therapy is not well known in Japan, and even those who have heard of it often don’t know that there is a profession called a “music therapist.”

I hope that this show will help increase awareness of music therapy in Japan and make it available to more people in the future.


4 comments on “【Announcing Radio Drama】”Music Therapist”

  1. José Guilherme Assis
    April 28, 2015

    Hello Yumi! I’m very happy for you. Congratulations for your idea! I’m sure all your great country will benefit to know about music therapy through your sensibility and care for your patients. All the best. José

    • Yumi
      April 30, 2015

      Thank you for your kind words as always.

  2. Sheri
    May 11, 2015

    Hello Yumi,
    So happy to hear you are doing well and your music is well received there. You have much to offer those who are hurting. Your music and caring heart are true blessings. Sheri M.

    • Yumi
      May 11, 2015

      Hi Sheri! It’s so nice to hear from you. Thank you so much for your kind words. I miss you!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


This entry was posted on April 23, 2015 by in End-of-Life Music Therapy, Music Therapy and tagged , .
Follow Yumiko Sato Music Therapy on WordPress.com