Judith is a classically trained violinist who uses music therapy to heal. She has performed for over three decades in symphonies worldwide, and for dozens of stars in the Las Vegas including Elton John, Metallica, Natalie Cole, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, and Andrea Bocelli.
Today, she is an award-winning businesswoman, radio show host, speaker, author, recording artist, and licensed board-certified music therapist. Judith is the world’s leading expert on music-based mental fitness and emotional mastery, and empowers people globally to live differently.
Judith’s Journey to Find Music Therapy…
Judith’s discovery of music therapy began when her husband at that time, was scheduled for back surgery. She’d been playing her violin at night to help him sleep. Surprisingly, he woke up without back pain or the need for medication. So she recorded his favorite songs to play for him after surgery.
The nurse came in to check his vital signs and give his medication, but discovered he didn’t need it. Noticing the headphones, she asked what he was listening to. Judith told her it was her violin music that helped him relax. She said it was impossible, but then noted in his chart that music instead of medication had been used. Music 4 Life® was created from that experience of replacing medication in a hospital, with her music.
Judith Pinkerton became the first Licensed Board-Certified Music Therapist in the USA, after spearheading efforts that resulted in a new Nevada law for music therapy state licensure. She created Music 4 Life® programs and products that empower people to take control of their own lives. Her Music 4 Life® music therapy practice expanded to work with children and adults experiencing trauma, anxiety, stress-related conditions, anger issues, addiction, depression and loss.
Judith’s mission is to share with the world how music can become a healer. With her wealth of experience, she intuitively uses music to guide people of all ages and lifestyles out of emotional crisis and trauma.
She is an authority on music therapy prevention and wellness accredited programs and products, including the Music Medicine Protocol and drum circles (Remo’s HealthRHYTHMS and other methods). She empowers young and old with easy “do-it-yourself” music-based stress management education, making music work like medicine to build mental fitness, emotional mastery, and increase capacity to deal with stress.
Her book The Sound of Healing, gives simple and effective ways to build music collections for therapeutic benefits. She explains what to buy and why, what to do and when. Judith has also authored the MAPP MEE™ – Self-Assessment Tool Kit, and the MEE™ Study – an exploratory study of audience participants.
Judith is a popular speaker at conferences, talk shows, and has her own radio show (Music 4 Life® Radio/iTunes podcasts), Judith spontaneously takes guests on a journey, looking at their life story illustrated by their music choices, then linking them with music medicine applications.
Judith’s global healing work includes TEDxUNLV 2014, the International Women’s Forum “Music an Instrument for Change,” International Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology and numerous national conferences. She is featured on radio, television, on the cover of St. Rose Hospital’s magazine, Corporate Wellness Magazine, Billboard Magazine, Body Mind Spirit Magazine, Anchorage Times, Las Vegas Magazine, Maturity Today, Senior Press, So. Nevada Healthcare Journal, El Heraldo de Las Vegas, Las Vegas Review Journal, InLight Times, and The Las Vegas Sun.
Ways to Contact Judith
Access her press kit and booking information here: Speaker ProfileFacebook/judithpinkerton Twitter@judithpinkerton Linkedin/judithpinkerton Music 4 Life YouTube Channel Music 4 Life® Radio