Why Do You Have to Pick on Me?

By |April 24th, 2015|

Bullying is a problem many kids face on a daily basis and it is becoming more and more of an issue today. Recently I have come across many stories where cyber bullying leads to devastating and irreversible choices. Many parents may even have children and adolescents that come home emotionally distraught or dread having to […]

How My Sister Impacted My Career

By |March 4th, 2015|

Not many people know this about me but I have a sister, Melanie, with special needs. Growing up, I did not understand that she was “handicapped” or had a “physical and mental disability”, I just knew she was different.  I didn’t understand that my path in life would be a little different than my friends […]

Bringing Home GarageBand

By |February 13th, 2015|

(One of my favorite apps to use in therapy is GarageBand) GarageBand is a digital music creation studio with a complete sound library that includes software instruments, presets for guitar and voice, and virtual session drummers. It’s intuitive interface makes it easy to learn, play, record, create, and share your hits worldwide.

These are a few […]

January’s Beat on the Street

By |January 28th, 2015|

Like other professions, a lot happens in the world of music therapy and stories of success and new discoveries in treatment happen every day. These news articles don’t always make the front page, so we’re going to share them with you here.

In Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble retiree, Greg Huntington […]

Why is Music Therapy so Hard to Define?

By |January 14th, 2015|

As part of the training for our internship and career we are prepped to define music therapy to strangers, colleagues, and other professionals. Why? So we can educate, advocate, and validate what we do. When you are asked consistently throughout your professional life what exactly you do for a living, it can be pretty difficult […]

Music Therapy + Speech Therapy = Awesomeness!

By |January 7th, 2015|

Recently, at Key Changes Therapy Services we began offering speech therapy, in addition to our music therapy services. As our practice has grown, some of our clients started to receive both services, which has opened the door for the opportunity for our therapists to co-treat.

What is co-treating? Co-treating is when two therapists, of different disciplines, […]

Reflections on 2014

By |December 31st, 2014|

Hi there! It’s Natalie chiming in for the first time in a long time! I hope that you enjoy a slightly more introspective post amid the awesome stories and research that Janelle, Laura, and Amy have been sharing.

As my fourth New Year’s Eve begins, I have to pause and look back at the past […]

The Demand for Music Therapy with the Older Adult Population

By |December 22nd, 2014|

There are multiple labels for those that are older in age, such as; geriatric, senior citizen, the elderly, and older adults. The age where this population starts can be unclear as well. For example, the government defines the age of the elderly as 65 whereas the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) allows persons to […]

Forever Young- A Music and Dementia Story

By |December 15th, 2014|

After watching the news recently, I saw a pretty incredible video titled Forever Young that has gone viral over the Internet. Below you can watch the video.

So, how does this have anything to do with music therapy? A similar event recently happened in one of my sessions where I was working with a wonderful women […]

The Real Perks of Working in a Private Practice

By |October 22nd, 2014|

As a Music Therapist, we have the opportunity to work with a variety of populations and upon graduating we have the potential to apply for part-time or full-time positions in:

Children’s Hospitals
Behavioral health centers
Substance abuse or detoxification units
School systems
Assisted living facilities
Nursing homes
Rehabilitation facilities

Last but certainly not least, we have… the private practice.

Private practices are different from […]