Let’s be frank: It’s that time of year again when all the rich and famous people start thinking about how to give back around the holidays! AND of course, the non-rich and famous people do too, but it’s fun to get into the minds of those with a *little* more influence right? After all, it was because of YOUR LETTERS that Ben Folds & Daniel Levitin did THIS. Remember? Remember? Let’s get together and make more MAGIC happen this year!
The MTE team, the MTs of our FB group, a secret Brain Trust, and I have all put our heads together to figure out how to inspire Lin-Manuel to jump on board the MUSIC THERAPY TRAIN! Choo choo! And we’ve got prizes…. oh do we have prizes…
What We’re Giving Away
We decided the most appropriate Grand Prize would be a Roll-Up Keyboard so you can wail on your Hamilton tunes with your patients and clients! PLUS we’re throwing in the Hamilton MixTape, featuring Alicia Keys, Kelly Clarkson, Regina Spektor & Ben Folds, Queen Latifa, The Roots, and more! In addition, you’ll receive 6 months of an All-Access VIP Subscription with Music Therapy Ed.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER ($400 worth in prizes!): That’s $65 value for the Roll-Up Keyboard, $15 for the Hamilton MixTape, and $320 for the 6-month VIP Subscription!
Our 2nd and 3rd prize winners will win a Music Therapy Ed video course of your choice! (Value $85 – $275)
Earning Entries Is EASY! Thru Nov 25rd Only
The goal is to get Lin-Manuel Miranda to visit a music therapy site and make the news! So, we’ve already written the letter for you. Plug in your own personal information, take pix to share on social, and send it to:
New York, NY 10034
I have been inspired by you since ________. And I admire your work so much! I’m reaching out to you because we both have experienced the power of music—and music therapists around the country are lookin’ for a mind at work.
The community of love and joy you have built through your work is amazing, and as a Board-Certified Music Therapist, I want to share my world of helping [insert population with whom you work] to [insert your most common MT goals with your clients] with you. Music therapy is changing lives everyday here in [insert your city], and we MT-BCs want to see everyone have access to music therapy.
I would be honored to have world changers like you as an ally of music therapy, because [insert why you believe in music therapy].
So what do you say, my friend? Won’t you come visit me at my music therapy program? You’ve got two options:
- Visit that amazing Music Therapy program that you helped fund in Puerto Rico through Fundacion Musica y Pais
- Visit my program [say something awesome about your program!]
Let’s keep the conversation going on social media.
@_____ insta handle
@_____ twitter handle
@_____ FB handle
LAST STEP – Very Important!
Don’t forget to share on social. In order for us to make sure that your entry is counted, use the hashtag #MTELove! We’ll do our best to count on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Also to ENSURE your social share is counted, tag Music Therapy Ed AND Lin-Manuel (and/or Hamilton). Here are the profiles to tag:
Instagram: @musictherapyed @hamiltonmusical
Twitter: @musictherapyed @Lin_Manuel
Facebook: @Music Therapy Ed @Lin-Manuel Miranda
INSTAGRAM EXAMPLE: Hey hey @hamiltonmusical! We’re lookin’ for a mind at work! Come visit our #musictherapy program at @sharpcoronado! We want to introduce you to our amazing patients. Watch your mail for a letter! #MTELove @musictherapyed
TWITTER EXAMPLE: Rise up @Lin_Manuel and come meet our patients at @sharpcoronado this holiday season! Check my USPS letter I’m sending to you! We would love to do a @HamiltonMusical jam with you! Show us some #MTELove!! @musictherapyed
FACEBOOK EXAMPLE: @Lin-Manuel Miranda we have this in common: building communities of love and joy through MUSIC. This letter is coming atcha in the mail! Come meet my clients at @SharpCoronado! Let’s do a Hamilton JAM! Show us some #MTELove! @Music Therapy Ed
That’s IT! Let’s get Lin-Manuel on board this TRAIN!
*No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Entries accepted thru 11:59PM Sunday, November 25th. Winner announced by Tuesday, November 27th. Winner will be chosen at random. Each countable, visible, and public social share will be counted as an entry. 3rd place winner will be chosen first, 2nd place winner will be chosen second, and Grand Prize winner will be chosen last. The host of this contest is MusicTherapyEd.com.