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Music Therapy + Early Childhood = MAGIC!

Research shows again and again that music is a powerful ally in supporting the development of young children. Motor, language, speech, cognitive, emotional, expression-- all can be addressed during a well-crafted musical experience.And one of the best things? Music...

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Turn a Chore into a Groove with a Clean Up Song

Nothing makes a task breeze by like a good song. After all, music is a motivator. And when it comes time to transition from one activity to another, an engaging song makes the perfect liaison-- and can be the difference between a job well done or chaos and...

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Help Calm & Focus Your Kiddos with a Yoga Song

Have the parents of your clients ever expressed that they wished they could bring your music therapy magic home with them? We create powerhouse interventions for our sessions because we know the research and how to use all the parts of the music to make it happen. In...

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Use This Kids Dance Song to Groove Away the Sillies!

I say "rhythm," you say "motivator! Organizer! Energizer!" (because you're a music therapy genius, of course!) When it comes to our littlest clients, rhythm is the motor-motivating magic that gets brings everything together and helps set the sillies free. Movement,...

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Why Drumming Works for Resistive Clients

What we know from the research is that rhythm primes the motor system. Think about all the different domains of applications of drumming in your work. Remember that even the person who refuses to play? Look down! Maybe their toe is tapping. Christine Stevens, MSW,...

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ICYMI: Internship Extravaganza!

One of the hallmarks of music therapy education is our internship process. Finding the right fit for your own journey can be intimidating-- after all, there are over 275 National Roster internship sites listed by AMTA, with more being added all the time! We have many...

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The Future is Bright— And Ethical!

Imagine a perfectly ethical business world- no one would get burned from bad business practices, competitiveness, or law violations. Practices could move along without any of the "gray areas" snagging us up along the way. Beautiful, isn't it? The good news is an...

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Real World Ethics From A Superstar MT-BC

With New Years Eve coming up, the MTE team thought we would load you up with topics NOT up for discussion that night.Ethical dilemmas that may arise when clients move from one company to another.Ethical dilemmas that may occur when changes happen with billing,...

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Why Ethical Business Practices MATTER

When it comes to business and practice, you take rules very seriously. You follow the letter of the law and you strive to do business always above board. Good for you! However, sometimes situations occur that aren't in the rulebook. Do you know how to navigate...

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CONTEST COUNTDOWN & Why Lin-Manuel for 2018?

😲 Got this text msg last night, and allow me to explain! (BTW, 🏆Contest Details🏆 are right here!) Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote the Broadway hit Hamilton. And he's starring in the blockbuster film Mary Poppins, to be released December 2018. We chose to inspire Lin-Manuel...

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Advocacy Fatigue? We Have Your Back!

Does the word "advocacy" make you nervous? You're not alone! The CBMT Board Domains say we are supposed to “serve as a representative, spokesperson, ambassador, or advocate for the profession of music therapy,” and advocacy is definitely important. However, when you...

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Big Name Advocacy from HuffPo, USA TODAY, & The NY Times

Music therapy is powerful, personal, and effective; you know it, we know it, our clients know it. Getting the word out to the world isn't always easy, though, especially with all the misrepresentation in the media. Thanks to the advocacy and amazing work that music...

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6 Tips For Professional Self-Care

Independent contractors, full-time employees, administrators, educators, researchers, supervisors, entrepreneurs--- there is no such thing as "business as usual" in the music therapy world! The professional possibilities are endless. Regardless of how you practice,...

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Instrument Recommendations From The MTE Team

No matter how you practice, where you work, or who you serve, instruments are your sidekicks. From your faithful guitar to your favorite set of shakers, the tools of the trade take music from your hands into the lives of your clients. But what's the best way to find...

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3 Drumming Tips For WWII Vet Clients

For the past two weeks, you may have been drumming up some spirit with older adult clients. It’s really, truly one of my favorite times of year for work. The songs from WWII are absolutely perfect for drumming. The words "drum" "drums" and "drumming" even appears in...

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Grab These 3 Drumming Doodads

It's Kat writing here - I sure could use some intervention ideas. How about you? I've got just what you need in these 3 Drumming Doodads! I've taken more rhythm workshops than I can count on my fingers and toes - whether it be taiko, djembe, darabuka, riq, frame drums...

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Become People of the Drum Through Chant

If you've ever had the opportunity to participate in a drum circle or community drumming, you know what a unifying and empowering experience it is. Wanting to share that empowerment with your clients, but unsure of where to start? Go back to heart and root of drumming...

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