The Peabody Post

GuitarPD in Hindawi Journal

GuitarPD, a study on the impact of guitar instruction on patients with Parkinson’s Disease, has been published in a research article through Hindawi. The program, a collaborative study between the Peabody Institute and the Department of Neurology at Johns Hopkins Medicine, was made possible by a Peabody Dean’s Incentive Grant. Team members on the project included Assistant Professor and Co-Founder of the Center for Music and Medicine Serap Bastepe-Gray (BM ’96, MM ’99, Guitar), Director of LAUNCHPad and guitar faculty Zane Forshee (MM ’01, GPD ’03, DMA ’11, Guitar), Preparatory faculty guitarist Sean Brennan (BM ’14, GPD ’19, Guitar; MM ’17, Guitar/Pedagogy), and Shane Coughlin (BM ’17, Trumpet).