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Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC

About the Author Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC

Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC, is the coordinator of music therapy at Cincinnati Children’s in the division of Child Life and Integrative Care. Brian studied music therapy at Berklee College of Music and New York University, and has been working professionally as a board certified music therapist for 10 years.


  1. Oh my Gosh, what you are doing is just incredible! I am a mother-baby RN and IBCLC ( Lactation Consultant) in Cinicnnati and am in complete awe of your musical ability / ministry to heal broken hearts! You are such an amazing person to use your musical gift in this way. kudos to you!

    Beth - September 11, 2014 at 10:44 am Reply
  2. Brian is truly one of the greatest men that I have ever met.Brian and the music therapy team truly heal on a daily basis!Thanks to all

    Jeremy Bennett - October 5, 2014 at 4:40 pm Reply
  3. Brian, this is beautiful work! What an inspired idea. Would you be willing to share information about the technology you’re using? I am a music therapist (and fellow NYU alum) working in a medical setting. I would love to have some better options for recording, particularly soft, intimate sounds like the heartbeat.

    Thanks for sharing your work and for speaking so eloquently about music therapy. What a gift you’re given these families and patients!

    JS - October 24, 2014 at 6:21 pm Reply
  4. Brian we can’t thank you enough for all that you have done for Faith & Ayden. My daughter came home from hospice in 2010 she was in icu for 2 months in 2009 and again the following year. But the last time she was sent home with her hospice team and I was just told recently she was given 2 weeks. That’s been FOUR Years ago. She’s still with us I THANK GOD and all the friends at Childrens that take such great care of her and her brother Ayden. Brian made both kids a CD with their names in the songs. Ayden thought that was cool. he along with a few other friends have come out to the house to let Ayden n Faith play with all their musical equipment as well. Again THANK YOU Brian for all that you do for so many precious little ones. Shelly, Faith & Ayden

    Shelly Hingsbergen - November 24, 2014 at 10:56 am Reply
  5. That’s awesome Brian. This is Willamina’s dad. I have great memories of you coming in to play for Willamina and helping me to record my own songs to play for Willamina when I had to be away at work. I thankful that your work continues at Cincy at in a very profound way. God bless my friend. Hope all is well with your family. Willamina is doing great. She is in the first grade and her two sisters are not far behind.

    Take care,

    Will Clayton

    Will Clayton - November 25, 2014 at 10:45 pm Reply
  6. Brian,

    I am amazed at your gift. You are a true blessing to those families. I heard of you a few weeks ago, and was so excited to see this article! You have inspired me to dig deep, to see what I can offer children and families.

    Thank you for your generosity,
    Brenda Jackson

    Brenda Jackson - November 29, 2014 at 12:04 am Reply
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  10. What you are doing is beautiful!! This really touched my heart!! You’re an amazing person!!

    Marlo - February 9, 2015 at 5:25 pm Reply
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  21. […] The benefits of music therapy have been documented for years.  In times of duress, for example, music can help individuals better deal with loss by providing a focus and outlet for grief (as well as other emotions), by preserving the humanity of the situation and helping them to regain some sense of control. Brian Schreck — a music therapist & coordinator of music therapy at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in the division of Child Life and Integrative Care — has come up with a particularly moving way to utilize music for such ends…by creating songs from the heartbeats of dying children to comfort grieving parents.  To read the full article click here. […]

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