No Magic Bullet Podcast - An Honest Discussion on Mental Health

The Power of Music- March 9, 2023

March 10, 2023 NoMagicBullet
The Power of Music- March 9, 2023
No Magic Bullet Podcast - An Honest Discussion on Mental Health
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No Magic Bullet Podcast - An Honest Discussion on Mental Health
The Power of Music- March 9, 2023
Mar 10, 2023
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SHOW‌ ‌NOTES‌ ‌

“Music is beyond talking. It’s a universal language that we all understand and we all feel… it can touch our souls, it can trigger a memory, it can make somebody want to move.”

— Steve Koven


Never underestimate the power of music.


This episode of the Living Jewishly Podcasts is an instalment of What’s In Your Toolbox?, a podcast about mental health and the tools that we use to cope and heal. In this episode, host Bobby K sits down with his brother, Steve Koven, to talk about his journey from being diagnosed with a learning disability in childhood to earning his Master’s in Composition and Music from York University.


In this episode, you’ll discover why Steve, a talented musician and music educator, counts music as a powerful tool in his toolbox, and how he also uses it to help heal and support those around him.


“I graduated, and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever done in my life for developing self confidence, and understanding starting something and finishing it to the best of your ability.”

— Steve Koven


This‌ ‌episode discusses:‌ ‌

  • The links between music and brain health, and Steve’s artist-in-residence gig with the University Health Network 
  • How Steve became an educator even though it was the last thing he ever expected to be
  • Why having a trusted mentor can help you in multiple facets of your life 

 ‌  



Show Notes


SHOW‌ ‌NOTES‌ ‌

“Music is beyond talking. It’s a universal language that we all understand and we all feel… it can touch our souls, it can trigger a memory, it can make somebody want to move.”

— Steve Koven


Never underestimate the power of music.


This episode of the Living Jewishly Podcasts is an instalment of What’s In Your Toolbox?, a podcast about mental health and the tools that we use to cope and heal. In this episode, host Bobby K sits down with his brother, Steve Koven, to talk about his journey from being diagnosed with a learning disability in childhood to earning his Master’s in Composition and Music from York University.


In this episode, you’ll discover why Steve, a talented musician and music educator, counts music as a powerful tool in his toolbox, and how he also uses it to help heal and support those around him.


“I graduated, and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever done in my life for developing self confidence, and understanding starting something and finishing it to the best of your ability.”

— Steve Koven


This‌ ‌episode discusses:‌ ‌

  • The links between music and brain health, and Steve’s artist-in-residence gig with the University Health Network 
  • How Steve became an educator even though it was the last thing he ever expected to be
  • Why having a trusted mentor can help you in multiple facets of your life 

 ‌