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Free May Session Idea! Mandalorian Flute Song

Free May Session Idea! Mandalorian Flute Song

Do you have clients who love Star Wars or the Mandalorian? Check out this video of our team member Beth playing the Mandalorian song on her bass recorder but it can be played on any size recorder. Instructions Learn to play the song on a recorder Teach clients to...

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Free April Session Idea! Little April Showers

Free April Session Idea! Little April Showers

Drip, Drip, Drop Little April Showers..... a fun session idea to engage your client(s) in a variety of ways. From instrument play to potential songwriting, this song can be adapted to suit many different areas of need. Instructions Learn the song Lead sheet included...

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Free March Session Idea! March Madness Rhythm Game

Free March Session Idea! March Madness Rhythm Game

This game is fun for many different settings and can easily be adapted to suit different capabilities! We provide a bracket style tournament game and colorful rhythm flashcards that can be used in groups for a fun challenge or adapted for individual. Instructions...

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Grab Your 10 FREE MT Tech Tools!

Grab Your 10 FREE MT Tech Tools!

Does the cost of apps put you off from incorporating tech in your sessions even when you feel it will provide value to your sessions? Well, it shouldn’t! In fact, from an accessibility point of view, introducing free resources in sessions means that clients from less...

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Free February Session Idea! More Love For Mommy Sign Song

Free February Session Idea! More Love For Mommy Sign Song

A sweet song to work on sign language for younger children! These signs are great for helping parents/caregivers communicate more efficiently with their kiddos. Instructions Make sure you have knowledge of all of the signs that you want to use in the song. Download...

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Free January Session Idea! New Year Blues

Free January Session Idea! New Year Blues

The New Year is a time for reflection and remembrance, but also for setting new goals for ourselves. We all typically have things we want to work on or improve on in our lives. This fun 12-bar blues is a way for you to bring that New Year's energy into your sessions....

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Recertification Made Easy with Approved CMTES!

Recertification Made Easy with Approved CMTES!

How do you feel when we say the word.... recertification? If that word makes you feel a little jittery and stressed, you're not alone. The process of submitting your 100 continuing education credits to CBMT can seem like daunting task. Good news--- it doesn't have to...

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A NEW Service Just For Teams!

A NEW Service Just For Teams!

Imagine getting together with your coworkers for some fun, good food, and creative, meaningful experiences together... Now imagine earning CMTEs at the same time. Fun, memorable, AND productive? Totally possible! We would be honored to help you and your team customize...

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5 Tips for Growth from MTBOs

5 Tips for Growth from MTBOs

Here's what 5 MTBO Mentors say about growing your business regardless of where you are in the journey: Kana Kamitsubo Markovic says "Keep experiencing the power of music for YOURSELF." Meredith Hamons says "Having your emotional energy in balance does more for you...

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Do You Work With Teens? Join Us For A Jam!

Do You Work With Teens? Join Us For A Jam!

Many of our youth are struggling with trauma, addiction, mental health challenges, racism, poverty, and violence, oftentimes in the shadows. Adolescents use music as a means of coping to explore their identity, express intense emotions and foster a sense of belonging....

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Goodbye, Zoom Gloom! Do This In Your Next Session

Goodbye, Zoom Gloom! Do This In Your Next Session

We are all screen fatigued & feeling the "Zoom Gloom!" Good news, though-- music has this incredible power to get us out of our HEADS and into our BODIES. You know this if you take a sensory approach to your work with kids, or if you have ever danced with a...

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Why Trauma-Informed Care is Essential for Music Therapists

Why Trauma-Informed Care is Essential for Music Therapists

If the last few years have driven any lesson home for music therapy professionals, it is this: Every music therapist needs to have some sort of foundational understanding of trauma-informed care. Watch out for an upcoming chat with Tania Cordobés, MMT, MT-BC, about...

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Song-Writing In Music Therapy – SESSION IDEA!

Song-Writing In Music Therapy – SESSION IDEA!

This is a way to dive into songwriting QUICKLY in a way you may never have thought of before. Tracy Richardson, PhD, MT-BC, is the Dean of Graduate Therapy & Counseling Programs at St. Mary Of The Woods College. This year she released a book "Who Moved My Cape:...

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Do Your Clients Have “Musical Buy-In”?

Do Your Clients Have “Musical Buy-In”?

When your client requests their favorite song, do you have the skills you need to get their musical buy-in? That moment of musical connection is what Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC is passionate about helping music therapists achieve: "I have a concept I call "the musical...

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MT-BC Exam Prep Workshop: CONQUER the Test!

MT-BC Exam Prep Workshop: CONQUER the Test!

You've completed all your coursework, logged all your pre-clinical hours, and finished your internship. Now, only one thing stands between you & starting your dream career: the board examination. No matter your study style, preparing for the exam can be a daunting...

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Brain Running on Overdrive? Try Improvisation!

Brain Running on Overdrive? Try Improvisation!

As a leader in healthcare, you use the power of music every day to help your clients. But have you ever considered the role of music in your own self-care? The effects of music's allure are real and powerful. Wander into a drum circle or a jam, and you'll probably...

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Find Strength in Stress with a Loving Kindness Meditation

Find Strength in Stress with a Loving Kindness Meditation

In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers. - Fred Rogers Take a moment wherever you are-- no matter how busy you are!-- to practice...

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Get Excited– The Future of Pediatric MT Is Bright!

Get Excited– The Future of Pediatric MT Is Bright!

Let us predict the future... ?...the future of pediatric music therapy, that is.  Growing patient's needs and a growing body of research deserves well-informed and ever-growing music therapists! The more we stay up to date with different medical procedures and...

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Do You Work In Pediatrics? Here’s Some Resources!

Do You Work In Pediatrics? Here’s Some Resources!

 Do you work with children? How about a general hospital? Perhaps you are currently serving as a pediatric music therapist or, maybe is a goal of yours to become one? Our community offers many resources to help you become a more well-rounded and informed music...

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Challenges in MT: How Do I Prepare for THAT?!

Challenges in MT: How Do I Prepare for THAT?!

Challenges, challenges...we all have them, don't we? Often, these challenges frustrate us and make us feel discouraged. Most of the time, those challenges are the ones that help us pivot and take our services and ourselves as music therapists to the next level!...

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Pediatric Music Therapy Deserves Some Love!

Pediatric Music Therapy Deserves Some Love!

From early childhood to geriatrics, neonatal intensive care units to hospice, music therapy plays an important role in many different settings. Our diversity in scope and practice is one of the best parts of our profession: wherever there is a person in need of...

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The Systems You NEED (regardless of setting)

The Systems You NEED (regardless of setting)

Consider the administrative and documentation systems you manage as a music therapist: time, money, and contact management. No doubt, we all feel overwhelmed sometimes just trying to keep our heads above water. When your systems are in place, everything in life is...

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MS Word HACKS for Documentation

MS Word HACKS for Documentation

In the video below, Allison Hingley, MM, MT-BC, walks you through a documentation hack using Microsoft Word. If your documentation is messy, chaotic, or difficult for others to decipher, then this video is perfect for you! Her demonstration starts with a blank Word...

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