I know how it goes. We want to be so good in so many ways. We want to be the best clinicians we can be! But there are only so many hours in a day.
Sure we go to conferences or workshops, but that “information high” fades so fast. It’s like drinking through a firehose! There’s no way we can incorporate everything we learn, even if it’s really good stuff.
I also know that many music therapists wish they had more time to work on their guitar skills. How do I know? I’ve surveyed dozens of music therapists and many shared that sentiment.
I also surveyed internship directors as part of my graduate research. Guess what? They wish that incoming interns had stronger guitar skills.
There is one thing that is undeniable. Unless you already played guitar before becoming a music therapist or music therapy student, you probably felt as though you didn’t have enough time to focus on guitar skills while learning all the other important therapy skills.
This is a big though somewhat unavoidable bummer. It means that hundreds of MT’s go out into the world not feeling 100% confident on one of the primary instruments used in therapy.
And once you start working, there is little time for cultivating new skills. I know this! I was there!
Feeling frustrated by this predicament, I wanted to create a space where MT’s can work together to improve their guitar confidence. It needed to be specifically tailored to music therapists, because the way we use our skills is different than how a performing guitarist or educator might use them. We need resources for clinical guitar skills.
That’s why I built the Guitar Club. I’ve been teaching guitar to music therapists for 7 years, in private lessons, university classes, and at conferences. By now I have a pretty good handle on how to coach music therapists as they achieve confidence. Importantly, I know how to connect the skills to the clinical applications. This is really important, because it means you can use this stuff right away in the therapy room.
This is all about momentum and convenience. Because the Guitar Club lessons are video-based, you can watch them as needed and when you have the time. You can pause, rewind, watch again…whatever you need to do to make sure you understand. In this way, it differs from a traditional 1:1 lesson.
You can also interact with other MT’s who are working on the skills through the comments on each page. There is already a community of MT’s inside working on these things!
Another important fact is that I am in there regularly assessing needs and creating additional videos and tutorials. If there is something you would like to work on, I would love to know about it!
Individual guitar coaching IS available, and if you’re interested in that you can learn more HERE.
If your schedule is a bit too tight right now or if you’re looking for a less expensive (but still extremely useful) option, then you belong in our Guitar Club. At only $27/month, it’s an incredibly affordable way to work on those guitar skills.
I really look forward to seeing you in there!