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Establish Authority As A Music Therapist in ONE Step!

Establish Authority As A Music Therapist in ONE Step!

As music therapy professionals, most of us have encountered situations in our workplaces where staff, administrators, or caregivers make us powerless or less qualified. WRONG! Music therapists are leaders in healthcare and nobody knows our modality better than we...

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What Do Relationships Have To Do With Funding?

What Do Relationships Have To Do With Funding?

Just like in therapy, the results you get are directly impacted by the relationships you build.  Relationships in the fundraising world happen in two ways: direct and indirect.  The direct relationships are those rare gems of moments where a decision maker is directly...

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Marry Your Purpose, Not Your Commodities

Marry Your Purpose, Not Your Commodities

I made a guest appearance on the Music Therapy Chronicles podcast last week! 🎙 Listen on your drive, or while doing dishes or laundry. (I do podcasts during laundry - makes it so relaxing!) And learn the story of how Music Therapy Ed today serves thousands of leaders...

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[PHONE SCRIPT] How To Make A Compassionate Connection

[PHONE SCRIPT] How To Make A Compassionate Connection

The only thing standing between you and your dream job might be one perfectly executed cold call. No pressure, right?We have your back, you fearless leader in healthcare! Use the template below to craft a polished, poised, evidence-packed call that will leave any...

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[FREE TOOL] Does This Count For CMTEs?

[FREE TOOL] Does This Count For CMTEs?

Have you ever completed a required training at work, written a song for a client, taken CPR training, or written an essay for a project, and thought "Can I count this for CMTEs?" STOP IN YOUR TRACKS, and fill out this easy form to find out! We've done all the hard...

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How To Recertify & Submit CMTEs, Stress-Free

How To Recertify & Submit CMTEs, Stress-Free

Ethics, umbrellas, and audits OH MY! We have been around the block a few times. And our team has learned a ton about recertification. You don't have to go it alone! Watch the video below, and walk away knowing how to recertify and submit your CMTEs, stress-free. In...

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BIG CHANGES ARE COMING IN JUNE!

BIG CHANGES ARE COMING IN JUNE!

Oh we have BIG CHANGES coming up, and this is the headquarters for update notices! Watch for a demo video of our new website in mid-June. Meanwhile, here's a non-comprehensive list of the changes to come in the next month:   VIP Subscription as we know it is...

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Conquer Spring Stress with Some Loving Kindness!

Conquer Spring Stress with Some Loving Kindness!

For many of us, SPRING = STRESS. Whether yours is coming from finals' week, internship, re-certification deadlines, holidays, events, or the waves of pollen, this lovely time of year can be hard to enjoy. That's why I want you to take a moment wherever you are-- no...

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Music Therapy + Early Childhood = MAGIC!

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

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

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!

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

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!

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!

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

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

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?

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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DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

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Grab Your Decades Cheat Sheet

Do you ever need a little on-the-spot inspiration? Take a few seconds to download the Decades Cheat Sheet, and let Meredith Hamons, MT-BC be your guide! 

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Grab the Power Song Wellness Activity

Ready to feel powerful? Take a few seconds to download the Power Song Wellness Activity and let Christine Stevens, MA, MSW, MT-BC be your guide! 

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3 drumming doodads with Kat Fulton and Dave Holland

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Ready to get inspired? Take a few seconds to grab these 3 Drumming Doodads and take your clients to the next level of heart connection! Featuring Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC and Dave Holland as your guides. 

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Learn the 10 magic ingredients to make kids songs STICK! With Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC as your guide, you'll walk into your next early childhood session feeling awesome.

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