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The Promise of Music Therapy...

Your support will help bring the power of music to those who need it most.

Innovating for improved outcomes. The IMNF’s Bronx home has a MIDI studio (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) where therapists work with rehab patients one-to-one.

Innovating for improved outcomes

The IMNF’s Bronx home has a state-of-the-art MIDI studio

Between 300,000-400,000 people in the US are coping with aphasia; and few receive music therapy. Here IMNF Executive Director Dr. Tomaino delivers music therapy over Skype.

Music Therapy via Skype

Using the latest technology to reach more patients at their convenience

Cognitive neuroscience research indicates that lifelong participation in creative activities can have neuro-protective effects. In 2012, the IMNF collaborated with Carnegie Hall’s Musical Connections program, to give Beth Abraham residents the opportunity to compose and make music with young professionals.

Collaboration with Carnegie Hall

Musical Connections program: The opportunity to compose and make music

"The choir revitalizes us all. It energizes me," shared a Beth Abraham resident and chorister, member of the Beth Abraham Choir, a 14-plus year tradition. Weekly practices give our singers a sense of purpose and community often helping them work through depression that may be a side-effect of an illness such as stroke. IMNF therapists deliver community programs to social service agencies, schools, and clinics throughout New York City and lower Westchester.

"The choir revitalizes us all"

The Beth Abraham Choir, a 14-plus year tradition

Music Has Power®...

… a guiding principle of The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function (IMNF), the nation’s first music therapy institute within the healthcare system. The IMNF is driven by more than 30 years of clinical experience in using the power of music to help people with neurological challenges.      

This is a moment of opportunity

Research on music and the brain is exploding. The promise of music therapy has never been greater.

Please consider making a gift to the IMNF.  Your support will help us bring the power of music — and music therapy! — to those who need it most — in nursing homes, rehabilitation hospitals, and community centers; in schools, group homes, and private homes.

Donate Now:

Make a secure online donation to the IMNF via Network for Good by clicking here.

Donate through our Facebook Cause Page and while you are there, please consider helping us spread the word about our work by telling your friend

Or, you can mail any donations by check to:

Institute for Music and Neurologic Function
612 Allerton Avenue
Bronx, NY 10467


Other Ways of Giving

Music Has Power® Awards

The Music Has Power® Awards is our signature annual event. It captures the IMNF's visionary spirit — and our mission of combining music and science to promote healing and wellness. Funds raised through this event support the IMNF’s groundbreaking music therapy programs and research. For event photos and information or, to learn how you can support us in an upcoming Music Has Power® Awards, click here.

Planned Giving

We also accept planned gifts. If you would like to make a planned gift (stock, will or estate), please contact us at 718-519-5840.

Workplace Giving

Many workplaces offer the opportunity to make a donation to your favorite charity, often as a simple payroll deduction. Please contact your Human Resources Department for more information.

If your workplace is involved in the UJA appeal, please remember to specify "CenterLight Health System" as the recipient of your support and write “music” in the memo section when writing your check.

If you are an employer and your company has a Workplace Giving Program, please consider including the IMNF on your charity page. 

To learn more about how you can support the IMNF, contact us at 718-519-5840 or send an email to