Graduate in Music - Therapy and specialized on Observing Nursing Mothers at the medicine division of the Universidad del Salvador with a postgraduate course from the Association for Observing Nursing Mothers (APOLA in Spanish) in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He is investigating the implementation of music-therapy in prenatal development and in the precocious and early stimulation of children with special needs.
During 1993 he began to coordinate prenatal stimulation workshops with musical activities for pregnant women and their couples. His numerous investigations about the effects of music during pregnancy and prenatal psychic development based on fetal audition and embryo development in the obstetrics environment make him a pioneer in prenatal music stimulation.
Books (in Spanish)
He is the author of: “El Embarazo Musical” (Musical Pregnancy), “Música Prenatal” (Prenatal Music), “Melodías para el Bebé Antes de Nacer” (Melodies for the Yet Unborn Baby) and “El Niño con Necesidades Especiales” (The Child with Special Needs).
Up to Date
Gabriel Federico is the Director of Mami Sounds (development centre of music-therapy programs), coordinates the Prenatal Music Therapy Network, is the creator of The Mami Sounds Method of Focal Music Therapy that includes different modes of looking after patients such as: prenatal stimulation, babies and children at risk, paediatric neurology, premature babies and little children with Down Syndrome, Asperger’s, TGD, Autism, Rett’s and Williams’ amongst others.
He holds a Professor position at the Universidad del Salvador’s Major on Music Therapy (Buenos Aires Argentina), at the Universidad de San Martin’s Minor in Baby Care and Upbringing (Buenos Aires Argentina) and at the IL3 University of Barcelona’s Master’s Degree on Music Therapy (Barcelona, Spain).
He has exposed his works of investigation about his specialization (prenatal musical stimulation and paediatric neurology rehabilitation) on several congresses in Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, United Sates, Spain, England, Peru, Mexico and Uruguay.
He participates as an active member of:
The “Jeanne Simons” Medal of Honour 2008 to the educative excellence handed over by the International Association of Special Education during the 12th International Music Therapy Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina
Mention of Honour for his contributions to Prenatal Stimulation handed over by the School of Obstetrics of the San Marcos National University’s Deacon in Lima, Peru (2005).