Orlando Veterans See Benefits from Virtual Music Program for Therapy

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveMusic TutorInc. (LMT), a public benefit corporation, and The Orlando Veterans Affairs Community Living Center (Orlando CLC) partnered to provide relief and hope for veterans. The organizations piloted a virtual music lesson program to see how music could help in the healing of veterans. The pilot was an overwhelming success according to feedback for the Orlando CLC administrators and veterans.


Veteran at CLC taking online guitar lessons from LMT instructor Clay Steininger.


MaraAdams, Orlando CLC Administrative Officer, states that, "This is more than just a music lesson, it gives residents something to look forward to as they know twice a week, they have something special they absolutely love todo."

Anitra Eiland, Orlando CLC Nurse Manager, expresses how much of a transformation has spurred from the music therapy. "Wow, since day one there has been so much growth! I have seen Veterans increase their interaction. They connect by talking about their lessons and what they learn."

George Meninno, 96-year-old World War II Veteran and Orlando CLC resident, is actively enrolled in the program for voice lessons. He says, "The musical therapy has helped me 100%! I am breathing better, I am learning, and I am singing better. Before I thought I was singing well, but now I have much better vocal chords. This has helped me to improve!"

"Most of the VA hospitals across the country use music therapy as a proven treatment, however they have limited resources to reach all veterans that need assistance," says Ted Gee, President of Live Music Tutor. Music therapy is a treatment to help VA hospital's quality of life indicators. LMT hopes to assist by providing a solution to improve quality of life indicators with our software technology platform and over 2000 instructors and licensed music therapists internationally.  

The pilot program was a huge success and culminated with a virtual holiday concert that was provided by Live Music Tutor instructors taking veteran's music request and playing holiday songs.

For more information about this project, email us at info@livemusictutor.com or visit  www.livemusictutor.com to learn more.


Founded in 2011, Live Music Tutor, Inc. (LMT) is a software technology company that provides interactive virtual music lessons by LMT instructors to individuals, schools and those in need of therapy. LMT matches the need of the individual, schools and those in need of therapy with the right instructor. Since technology is online, instructors are worldwide. Geography is no longer a constraint in finding high quality music instruction at an affordable price.Students can now spend more time learning, than driving to lessons. LMT offers a safe and convenient way to take lessons. LMT is the owner and architect of software used to conduct virtual lessons. LMT has the flexibility to leverage curriculums of its clients or can design curriculum based on the needs of the individual, school or those in need of therapy. LMT has delivered over 28,000lessons globally. For more information about Live Music Tutor, Inc., email us at info@livemusictutor.com or go to our website www.livemusictutor.com

ABOUT Orlando VA Medical Center

The Orlando VA Medical Center, serving more than 110,000 Veterans in Central Florida, is one of seven medical centers that make up the VA SunshineHealthcare Network (VISN 8). Established as a medical center in October2006, the Orlando VA Medical Center is recognized as one of the Top 100Companies in Central Florida for working families. The Orlando VAMedical Center includes a 120-bed Community Living Center in Lake Nona, a60-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (Domiciliary) in Lake Nona and a56-bed Residential Rehabilitation Program (Domiciliary) located at LakeBaldwin, Outpatient Clinics in Lake Baldwin, Viera and Daytona Beach and four Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Clermont, Kissimmee, Tavares, and Orange City. The new Orlando VA Medical Center is part of a 650-acre health and life sciences park known as the Lake Nona Medical City. The 65-acre medical campus has 134-inpatient beds and provides acute care, complex specialty care, advanced diagnostic services, a large multispecialty out patient clinic, and administrative and support services.

PJ Schitter 
Live Music Tutor 


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