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..
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..
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..
By now, most people have at least heard of music therapy. But for many, the question still remains: what do music therapists do? I’ve been a Music Therapist for over 10 years now, and every time I tell someone I’m a Music Therapist, they inevitably ask the same question: “so what is music therapy?” I answer..
So you’re interested in a music therapy program for your organization. What will it cost? If you’re a business looking to contract with a music therapist, there are a few things to consider that will influence the overall cost. Because each organization has unique needs, circumstances, and location, there is no static rate. But we can..
If you are looking to set up a music therapy contract for your school, hospital, treatment center, practice, or company, here’s what to expect when setting up your program. The process to starting a successful music therapy program looks similar for almost all businesses. It will follow 6 easy steps, and once we’ve set it all up you’ll likely..
Does your child struggle to get words out? Do they know what they want to say but can’t form the words? Perhaps this will help. Kids develop speech in a fairly predictable manner, with certain milestones being considered “typical” at certain ages. For example, most babies at 7-9 months may produce more varied sounds such..
For kids who have a hard time hearing and responding when you give them directions, adding a little music or rhythm can help increase the likelihood that they will hear and understand. It’s important to think of the process of kids “following directions” as involving at least two components. The child hears and understands the..
Want to create more music at home with your child? Here are our Top 5 favorite instruments for quick at-home play, most of which are $8 or less! Often times people wonder, “what can I do to incorporate music at home?”. Although music therapy is usually only once a week, incorporating music throughout your week..
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..