It can be difficult to understand the differences between all of the options for “music health”. Here is a straightforward comparison of Music Therapy vs. Genote to help you make an informed decision based on your needs. Music is all around us. We all need it, we are all drawn to it, and most of..
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..
The difference between a Kindermusik educator and a Board Certified Music Therapist becomes evident when working with children who need extra developmental support. Not that one approach is better or worse than another, but each simply serves a different purpose. We are always thrilled to learn about children who benefit from community music classes such..
I was asked to be a guest lecturer recently for Social Work graduate students at the University of Utah. I presented an overview on music therapy to give these students a broad picture of what music therapists do, who they work with, their scope of practice, and clinical applications. For anyone who is interested in..
Learned Helplessness is the theory that depression and anxiety compound and worsen when an individual feels that they have no control. Here’s how music therapy can help. I remember her clearly. I read through her chart and prepared my clipboard. As I walked into her room I was overwhelmed by the heaviness she seemed..
The importance of playing with our kids cannot be overstated. Play is the foundation of connection for a child, and the more connected a child feels the less often power struggles arise. But it can be difficult for parents to take time to do play because we think differently from our children so much of..
Avery was a spirited, curious, delightful ball of energy. She loved to explore the world around her and feel things with her hands–at least for a split second before throwing an object across the room to give it the thrill of flight. Avery was blind, deaf, and had Down syndrome and Autism. Despite her physical and..
We are working to expand the possibilities for music therapy in Utah Early Intervention Programs. Here’s a brief overview of we are in the process. At Harmony Music Therapy we use music therapy with a variety of populations, one of which is children in Early Intervention. Children are typically involved in 0-3 early intervention programs..
Music therapy is a motivating and refreshing way to special needs children make much needed progress. Here’s a bit on the outcomes, benefits, and drawbacks of music therapy. Common Outcomes of Music Therapy Music reaches SO many different areas of functioning and development for special needs children. When working with children with Autism, Down syndrome, learning..
Our Music Therapists have meaningful experiences every day when working with their clients. We’ve decided to share a few of those experiences to help paint a picture of music therapy. Making a Lasting Impact through Songwriting I find music therapy rewarding for a lot of different reasons. Probably the most rewarding one is when I..