Music and Medicine

Our beneficiary, The Louis Armstrong Center for Music & Medicine (LACMM), provides therapeutic support for patients in need, offering individual and group music therapy sessions, in addition to conducting clinical research and educating within the practice of music therapy. Programming at the LACMM includes areas of focus such as infants diagnosed with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), including infants with Iatrogenic (hospital acquired) exposure to opioids that need to be withdrawn; Alzheimer’s patients; stroke patients, and their partners and families; and musicians with ailments such as overuse, performance anxiety, depression, and chronic fatigue, to name a few. Proceeds from our Wonderful World annual gala helps ensure that the Center can continue on with its important work.

There is substantial scientific evidence that clinical music therapy can improve the lives of people across all generations, especially where developmental and/or emotional impairments might restrict or impede wellness and/or involvement in a community.


Music Therapy can enhance resilience and integrate physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual domains of everyday living. It can combat symptoms affiliated with depression, heart disease, asthma-COPD, neurologic dysfunction, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain, and more.

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Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy (WWFMT), a 501 (c) 3 organization,* was established to provide assurances for those most in need, through the magic of music and human-centered healthcare.  All monies raised through Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy, a 501 (c) 3 organization, go to The Louis Armstrong Center for Music and Medicine in New York City. 

Our mailing address is: 
Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy Inc.
1100 Clove RD 4E
Staten Island, NY 10301

Copyright @2020 Wonderful World: Friends of Music Therapy, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

*We are incorporated in the State of New York and have timely applied with the IRS to be recognized as a section 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity under the Internal Revenue Code, effective as of the date of our incorporation.Accordingly, your donation will be deductible to the extent it exceeds the fair market value of any goods received by you in exchange for your donation.

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