Music Therapy

How to Help Make Music Therapy Available To All

It’s likely that you or someone you know has benefited from Music Therapy. You may not have been aware that it was music therapy, or that you and your loved ones could benefit from it as well.

And if you do already know about Music Therapy (which, if you are reading my blog, you probably do!), […]

By |January 6th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

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

Grandpa Sang The Song! Now Four Other Things Your Music Therapist Can Do

The public’s knowledge of music therapy has grown leaps and bounds! Now, when I mention my work with adults with dementia, I am asked if I get the client to sing along to songs as opposed to just playing music for them.

While it may not seem like much, this is a huge step in the […]

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

I Am Not Perfect

Being a therapist does not make me perfect. In fact, the thought that I should be immune to the difficulties of every day life makes me laugh frequently.

And yes, I’ve actually had to have that conversation before.

One of the benefits of being a therapist, however, is that through my work, I’ve learned to be very […]

By |October 11th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Music Therapy or Lessons

The cat is out of the bag: I teach lessons in addition to my work as a music therapist.

Currently, I teach piano and guitar to a variety of students who amaze me each and every week, but I also hope to add voice to the mix when the interest arises (especially since it is my […]

By |October 4th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

The Little Boy Who Shared

Once upon a time, there was a little boy. He was a very smart and nice little boy and liked to make jokes and hear people laugh.

In addition to his intellect and personality, this little boy had autism. For him, this meant that he occasionally had difficulty playing with others. He would sometimes pick the […]

By |September 30th, 2011|Blog|4 Comments

Words Are Scary

Words don’t cut it.

As someone who writes a good bit, it takes a lot of guts for me to say it, but it’s the truth: Words don’t cut it.

This is one of the reasons that I am a music therapist, as opposed to a more traditional counselor.

Words aren’t good enough: Some people don’t have words. […]

By |September 27th, 2011|Blog|0 Comments

Yourself: The Person you Forgot to Care For

I work with a lot of amazing people. Parents, grandparents, children, grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and (last but not least) administrators. They all lead stressful lives, organizing care and support for their loved ones, but who gives them support?

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting a father who (with his family) cares […]

By |September 8th, 2011|Blog|3 Comments

Music Therapy 101: Finding the Music Therapist for You

Welcome to the third post in the Music Therapy 101 for the Newly Diagnosed series. Be sure to check out my other posts in the series and comment with any thoughts or questions.

Now that you know that music therapy is something you want to explore for your child, how do you go about finding a […]

By |September 1st, 2011|Blog|1 Comment

Key Changes is a Year Old | a look at the goals

Today marks the end of Key Changes Music Therapy Services first year in operation.

What a ride it has been. I’ve worried, I’ve cried, I’ve panicked, I’ve wanted to quit. I’ve gotten really excited, I’ve worked hard, I’ve been enthusiastic, I’ve made some pretty far-fetched projections.

In the early days of my blogging, I compared having a […]

By |August 18th, 2011|Blog|2 Comments