Wow, I can’t believe 2012 is gone already! It was such a fast year…well, not literally, I suppose. In fact, I think it was a leap year, so it was actually longer than normal. However, I was so busy that it seemed to fly by in fast-forward.
Much of my 2012 was spent in the classroom, both learning and teaching. In December, I celebrated the completion of a Master of Arts degree in Music Therapy, which I earned at The University of Iowa. My New Year’s resolution is to continually revisit my grad school notes, with the purpose of consciously integrating the knowledge I gained into my clinical practice. It would be all too easy to keep doing what I’ve been doing clinically. Grad school definitely resulted in an evolution of my thinking; however, I will need to work a little bit in order to incorporate my new knowledge into the practical side of my work as a music therapist.
Another New Year’s resolution is to provide more content on this website, with the inclusion of more guitar tutorials. Of all of my posts and videos, those seem to be valued the most. Over the last couple years, I have realized how much I enjoy teaching guitar to music therapists and music therapy students. In fact, my grad school research involved looking at the emphasis placed on a variety of guitar skills in academic programs. If there is something you would like to know or if there are topics you would like me to cover, please tell me in a comment or via the contact page.
And now, just for fun, here are the top 5 songs from 2012, 1992, and 1982 (2002 was a really rough year, so it is not included). If you want to support Music Therapy Source, you can click on the link and purchase the song through iTunes. MTS gets almost a nickel per song 🙂
1. Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra
2. Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
3. We Are Young – fun. Featuring Janelle Monae
4. Payphone – Maroon 5 Featuring Wiz Khalifa
5. Lights – Ellie Goulding
Happy New Year!
**** Due to protests for excluding 2002, here they are 🙂