Sometimes having the right tools makes all the difference in getting where you want to go. This is especially true with music therapy. We have umbrella trees that need to be trimmed down to little stumps every fall. Currently, the project doesn’t take too long and we’re usually able to bust it out in one..
There’s a lot more to drumming than just banging out a sweet rhythm. Here are 8 surprising benefits that come with getting your groove on. When most people hear “drum circle” they may have some stereotypical associations. And for good reason, I mean our society has used drumming in some pretty strange ways for a..
Occasionally organizations are unsure whether it would be best to contract or hire a music therapist. Here are some of the pros and cons of each to help you decide what’s best for you. When you are deciding whether to contract or hire a music therapist, you also need to consider what is best for..
If you believe your child would benefit from music therapy, you as a parent or teacher have the power to make it happen in their special education setting! Here’s how. Parents and teachers often run into difficulties when trying to get music therapy services on their student’s IEP because administrators are unfamiliar with music therapy…
Becoming a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) is more than liking people, loving music, and wanting to make them feel better. It’s a regulated profession with high standards and a rigorous training program. The credential Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC), is granted by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT, cbmt.org) to identify music..
Music can help kids memorize more than just the ABC’s. In this case, music therapy helped a girl with a seizure disorder learn her address in a fraction of the time it took without music. Several years ago I worked with a teenage girl with a seizure disorder and developmental delays. I provided music therapy..
I wrote this several years ago after the passing of one of my students. It was a tender experience, and one that was deepened through the power of music–just not in the way I had anticipated. I have a heavy heart tonight. A couple days ago I heard that one of my former students whom..
Many children with communication delays have difficulty making their wants and needs known. Music is an effective and memorable way for children to learn how to make requests. In this video, Cassie demonstrates how implementing a pause or a break during a song can help encourage your child to communicate their wants and needs by..
Many consider music therapy to be a “luxury”. A nice but unneccessary service, and they find other ways to get from point A to point B. But for so many, music therapy is the driving force for change. When I think “luxury”, I think Lexus. Lexus is a great brand of cars–they are high quality, reliable,..
Tommy was one of the most friendly, talkative, and animated students I’d ever worked with–an absolute delight! I thought he would made a great Captain Hook for our school musical, but I was surprised when I discovered his unique challenge. School musicals at Jordan Valley were quite the production. We were made up of 150..