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Advocating for Music Therapy

As a music therapist, I encounter many misconceptions of music therapy and how it works. Music therapists are constantly advocating for the profession and educating others on the benefits of music therapy as noted in evidenced based research. We also emphasize the importance of having a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) when implementing interventions, because […]

By |July 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Connecting Through Music

Connecting Through Music
 

Music is a wonderful and universal language that most people can relate to or understand. Hans Christian Andersen once said, “Where words fail, music speaks.” As a therapist that uses music as a foundation in my practice, I couldn’t agree more. In music therapy, we use a variety of activities and interventions that […]

By |July 1st, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Learning the Concept of Grouping Through Music

There are many songs and interventions music therapists use in therapy sessions to address various areas of concern and deficit. Often times, our clients enjoy activities in music therapy so much that their parents ask us for activities they can use at home. Similar to speech, physical, and occupational therapy, activities can be sent home […]

By |June 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Music Therapy or Music Education?

How is music therapy different from music education? Why should my child receive music therapy if they have a music class at school? Do they work on the same things? If these are some of the questions that have crossed your mind then continue reading as the purpose of this blog post is: to explain […]

By |June 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

“The Music Therapy Practice Act” Bill S. 589

Have you heard? We have a bill on the floor titled “The Music Therapy Practice Act” and we need your support!

There are currently over 70 board certified music therapists in South Carolina providing services to individuals of all ages and ability levels who have special healthcare needs that include: developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, acquired brain […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Why Do You Have to Pick on Me?

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 […]

By |April 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

How My Sister Impacted My Career

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 […]

By |March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Bringing Home GarageBand

(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 […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

January’s Beat on the Street

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.

1. HEALING POWER OF MUSIC BRINGS FAMILY TOGETHER
In Cincinnati, Procter & Gamble retiree, Greg Huntington […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Why is Music Therapy so Hard to Define?

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 […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments