Music Therapy

In a partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Jack Straw provides youth with chronic and critical health needs the opportunity to record creative work in the Jack Straw studios. Music therapist David Knott works at the hospital with youth and young adults on an individual basis. He brought two of his  students to Jack Straw studios for recording sessions.

Nick composed pieces and performed on piano and Alex sang and played guitar with his band.

We interviewed Alex about his illness and how music helped him get through a difficult time. You can listen to the interview with music from his recording session here.


Dave Knott

Dave Knott

David Knott, MM, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist, fellow in the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy, instrument maker, improvisor and composer living and working in Seattle.  In…