In the midst of planning a group session this week, I found my mind going blank on what I could do with them. So, I began rummaging through all of my resources to see what I haven’t used in a while, when I stumbled on an activity that focuses on several areas I wanted to […]
Last week, Dr. Frank Clark, who I have had the pleasure of chatting with, had a chamber concert in the lobby of the Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital, not 3 minutes from my house. When I saw the article, I flew to the internet to get in touch with him and find out more information! He […]
In the music therapy world, January is Social Media Advocacy Month!
The theme this year is “We are…” and those of us who engage in social media were tasked with writing, videoing, etc to distinguish ourselves from other professions thatwe often work alongside.
In honor of the month, we decided to record our first ever music video, […]
One of my favorite interventions to use in my sessions with not just one or two of my clients, but ALL of my clients is songwriting. I love being a part of the creativity and I love watching songs develop and progress into a work of art from literally nothing.
First, let me give you a […]
Music Therapy can benefit everyone.
That’s a pretty bold statement, don’t you think? But it is true on so many different levels.
Often times I get asked, “What is Music Therapy?” After providing my concise but informal definition the question that often follows is, “So, what clients do you work with?” Though I can answer this question […]
2013 has been a whirlwind of a year. I know that I don’t just speak for myself, but for Laura and Janelle as well, when I say that 2013 has brought some pretty astounding change to Key Changes, as well as to the families and facilities that we serve.
At the end of the year, I […]
Often times in the throes of the work week (and the holidays!), we may often find our selves overwhelmed by our jobs or roles as parents or students. Too much of something isn’t always a good thing, like too much chocolate, too many chores, too much homework, or too much stress. Sometimes, we have to […]
Periodically I hear someone’s perception of music therapy, and though interesting at times, it can be daunting to hear as we don’t want people in our community to have the wrong impression of what we do. I’m here to answer a few questions and clarify potential misconceptions of music therapy.
#1 “You have to be musical […]
When I went into music therapy I never realized how rewarding my job would be. I knew that I loved music and that I was fascinated by how music affects and benefits others. Over the course of my career, I often experience what I like to call “Music therapy moments” where I am reminded of […]
On November 9th, several of our dear friends took to the stage for our Fall Recital! We are excited to offer the opportunity to perform to our clients, but often the discussion comes up asking why we do this.
Today, along pictures and video, I’m going to give you three reasons why we love letting our […]