On Gratitude and Opportunities

I am extremely fortunate.

I’m fortunate and grateful for many things in my life, but lately I’ve been thinking about the amazing support I have in my profession.

In my newsletter that went out today, I wrote about my excitement regarding the upcoming 2011 American Music Therapy Association conference.

The coolest thing to me is that I couldn’t […]

By |October 31st, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Guest Post: To Jump or Not To Jump? A Student’s Transformation

This is a guest post by Cassidy Smith, an undergraduate student at The Florida State University.

Finally, my first music therapy conference. I had regretted missing out on this ever since I’d begun hearing about it from my fellow students, returning full of stories and passion for music therapy. I was all ready; I’d found a […]

By |April 7th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Shagging at SER-AMTA

As some of you might have noticed from my previous two blog posts (Conferences and Speaking to Students: Scary!), I had the pleasure of spending last week amongst 200 colleagues and students at the South Eastern Region’s American Music Therapy Association Conference.

As I stated in another post, conference is a great time to learn and […]

By |April 5th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

Speaking to Students: Scary!

Yesterday was a terrifying day.

I have gotten up and spoken in front of a lot of different people: parents, children, doctors, professors, teachers, and the list goes on.

Never have I, as a professional, formally spoken to students in my field. Yesterday, I delivered the keynote for the opening session of the student conference. I spoke […]

By |April 1st, 2011|Blog|9 Comments


It’s that time of year! If you are a music therapist in the United States, you very likely have (or already had) a conference come up for your region. Here in the South East, we are all heading to Spartanburg, South Carolina for the South Eastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association’s annual conference!

Since […]

By |March 28th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments


Ah, it’s a beautiful time of year. The air is crisp and clean, the leaves are brilliant colors, and off in Cleveland Ohio are over a thousand of my closest friends gathering to share and learn from each other about our wonderful profession.

Unfortunately, I am unable to attend this year, so it has me thinking […]

By |November 18th, 2010|Blog|1 Comment