development

Why Music Therapy Works: Older Adults and Dementia

Welcome to the fourth post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

Aging is a part of life. We live, we get older, and frequently need continued supports as we do so. This post addresses two aspects of aging: Supports […]

By |April 26th, 2011|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|3 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Mental Health

Welcome to the third post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

Everyone is susceptible to mental health issues.  The National Institute of Mental Health estimated that over 4% of the adult population in the US suffers from a Serious […]

By |April 22nd, 2011|Blog, Why Music Therapy Works|7 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

Welcome to the second post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

There is no doubt that the prevalence of Autism, or Autism Diagnoses, is on the rise. With an average of 1 in 110 children being diagnosed, you can […]

By |April 19th, 2011|Why Music Therapy Works|3 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Young Children

Welcome to the first post in the Why Music Therapy Works series! If you like this post, be sure to check out the other posts in the series!

Many music therapists find themselves working with young children at some point in their career. Simply put, the demand for music therapy services in this area is high […]

By |April 15th, 2011|Why Music Therapy Works|2 Comments

Why Music Therapy Works: Blog Series

Have you ever had an itch that you couldn’t seem to scratch?

Over the weekend, I realized that in my blog’s lengthening life span, I have discussed a lot of different topics that surround music therapy, but never spoke deeply about why music therapy works.

This has been my unscratchable itch!

One of the biggest problems with scratching […]

By |April 12th, 2011|Why Music Therapy Works|4 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

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

3 Tips for Finding Motivation in the Sludge

Unless you are Mrs. Beaver, you probably have days where it’s hard to look at your to-do list.

Today I realized that I have been in that slump for the past few weeks. I hadn’t felt motivated. I wanted to reach out, but I couldn’t get the work done. I know I am not the only […]

By |March 21st, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Referral Incentives

In the spirit of giving back to those who have helped to make Key Changes what is it, and what is is becoming, we are offering referral incentives from now until the end of April!

If you refer a new client for music therapy assessment and treatment, your next session is half price! Tell your […]

By |March 18th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Why not Teach? Why not Perform?

As a Music Therapist, I like to think I have a relatively large skill set.

Resulting from this skill set, there are often questions that arise. The two main examples of these being:

Why don’t you teach music?
Why not perform?

Then come the reasons:

You have such a way with kids.
People learn music from you when they couldn’t before.
You […]

By |March 10th, 2011|Blog|1 Comment
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