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HUGE Announcement

By | Guitar, Site News | No Comments

Are you tired of feeling s0-so on the guitar? Are you ready for a confidence boost? You can improve your clinical guitar skills, you can do it with me, and you can start now. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been working behind the scenes to put together a new resource. Some of you may have already seen this, as I had somewhat of a “soft” launch that involved some emails going out. So: this is the official announcement for the Guitar Club! I do a lot of private teaching, conference…

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Music Therapy Schools Directory

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What would make finding music therapy schools easier? You may have noticed that Music Therapy Source recently got a new look. I’m really happy with it, as I think it better communicates some of the resources available here. One of the new resources that I’m really excited about is the Music Therapy Source School Guide. The original directory, with links to each school, is still available here for free and was recently updated. But the new school guide goes above and beyond! In it, you will find tuition information, a list of…

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Music Therapists’ Friend

By | Advocacy, Media Morsel, Site News | No Comments

Musician’s Friend is one of the largest, best-known online instrument retailers. I’ve been getting catalogs from them since I was 13, and I can remember how many hours I spent drooling over color pictures of their guitars, amps, drum sets, and so forth and so on. I STILL get their catalogs and buy  gear from them. So, as you might imagine, I got a bit excited when one of the writers for their blog, The Hub, emailed me to ask some questions about music therapy. April wrote a beautiful blog…

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Music Therapy Round Table

By | Podcasts, Site News | One Comment

Earlier this month, I had the incredible pleasure of announcing my new role as a cohost of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast. The MTRT, as it’s called for short, is a podcast about all things music therapy, and was started by Rachel Rambach, Michelle Erfurt, and Kimberly Sena Moore. This also means that I will be joining Music Therapy Pro, which offers valuable, “outside the therapy room” information on technology, communication, time management, self-care, organization, and much more. It’s an honor to be joining these fantastic therapists and content creators,…

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A 2012 Review

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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…

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December’s Student Winner

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December’s project was to compose a holiday or winter-themed song with an emphasis on cognitive goal areas. Then contestants recorded YouTube videos of their songs and provided a paragraph explaining how they would use the song in an intervention. This month’s winner is Kim Arter! Her entry is available below for viewing, along with runner-up Laura Anderson’s! Congrats to both of them! Our judges this time around were: Andrew Knight, MA MT-BC Andrew is Assistant Professor of Music Therapy at University of North Dakota. He is also a contributor to…

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Student and Intern Support – Last One of the Year!

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This contest will provide one $200 award to a music therapy student or intern!!  The task is to compose a holiday or winter-themed song with an emphasis on cognitive goal areas.  Record a YouTube video of yourself playing this song, and send a link to musictherapysrc at gmail dot com.  Along with the link, send a paragraph sharing how you might use the song in a session.  A huge thanks goes out to the AMTAS and the Iowa Chapter of Music Therapy for sponsoring this award! The due date for…

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October 2010 Contest Winner

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It’s time to announce the winner of our latest contest! And the winner is: Hilary Yip Hilary Yip is a student of the University of the Pacific in Stockton, CA and interning at Hochstein School of Music and Dance in Rochester, NY. Take a listen to her public service announcement detailing the benefits and possibilities of music therapy and becoming a music therapist. Congratulations, Hilary! Public Service Announcement We’d love to hear what you think about what Hilary presents so feel free to leave a comment below.

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List of Music Therapy Schools

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When I first started this website almost a year ago, one of the first things I did was compile a list of music therapy schools with links directly to program websites. I remember being frustrated that no such list existed (to my knowledge, anyway) that provided the convenience of direct links to the individual music therapy program websites. This list has actually proven more useful to me than I originally anticipated, and I find myself returning to it on an almost weekly basis. It has been useful in researching graduate…

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October 2010 Student and Intern Support

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Again, thanks to all who participated in last month’s project!  I am really pleased with the number of entries. Ok, so here we go!  The project for October is to create an audio public service announcement geared toward potential music therapy students.  The PSA should address the following: The awesomeness of the field of music therapy What coursework a student can expect in a music therapy degree program What happens after completion of the degree, i.e. internship Where a music therapist can expect to work following internship What board certification…

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