Being a Music Therapist means addressing some common misconceptions on a regular basis. Here are the top 3 I have heard in my 10 years in music therapy. #1 I listen to music on my own to feel better, so that’s basically music therapy, right? While we tend to use the term “therapy” when we..
If you’ve ever wondered what music therapy is and if it would really help your child, you’re not alone. We’ve outlined a few of the reasons why parents hire a Music Therapist to give you a better idea of why it is so appealing. #1 My kid responds so well to music! One of the #1..
Have you ever heard the term “music therapy” and wondered what it meant? Well, you’re not alone. The concept of music therapy can be tricky to grasp when you compare it to other mainstream therapies. Speech therapists help with all things speech. Physical therapists help with all things physical. Occupational therapy helps with all things occupational, or..
Oh, the power of music therapy! As the sun begins to rise over the mountains, a small child peeks through the blinds, anxiously awaiting her arrival. Where will they go on their adventures today? To the ocean, to the jungle, or to the rings of Saturn’s rays? The doorbell rings. He races to meet her…
Music Therapy empowers people. It gives hope. It teaches skills that people didn’t know they had or weren’t able to develop any other way. It brings healing and peace. I’ve been reflecting on a lot of things lately. One of those things is how I ended up doing work that I love, and why I am..
When the head and the heart work together in music therapy, amazing things can happen! I recently attended the Grief and Loss Training provided by the Center for Music Therapy in End of Life Care. Dr. Russell Hilliard was the instructor, and he flooded us with valuable information and beautiful learning moments unlike anything I’ve..
We are doing all we can to advocate for and educate about music therapy here in Utah. Most recently we participated in a local radio segment on KRCL 90.9 FM! I recently had the privilege of participating in a radio broadcast about music therapy on a local Salt Lake City station–90.9 KRCL. It was a..
Every parent knows that children respond to music. What they may not know is that music therapy can play a significant role in early intervention to help a child reach his or her potential. Children respond to music, plain and simple. Whether you have a child who is typically developing or has special needs, music plays..
In a recent survey of 25 businesses providing music therapy in Utah, 95% responded that their music therapy program increases patient and customer satisfaction. 95%. That’s a pretty solid response for a survey of such a wide variety of providers. These survey respondents serve a wide variety of clients including those with brain injury, children with medical needs,..
Special needs children make significant gains with music therapy. Here are a few examples. In all honesty, “Music Therapy Success Stories” is a hard subject for a post–and not because the stories are hard to find. Quite the contrary, actually. There are thousands and thousands of touching stories of music therapy with special needs children that it’s..