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6 Tips For Professional Self-Care

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

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

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

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

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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Need a Moment? Find Your Healing & Sustaining Pulse

Need a Moment? Find Your Healing & Sustaining Pulse

Life is rhythmic. From the beat of our steps to the tick of the clock, our day-to-day experience is driven by the pulse of the world. Underneath all of the noise and busyness, there is a constant, grounding reminder of being and wellness in all of us: the beat of our...

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Yes, You Can! Frame Drum Techniques You Can Use TODAY

Yes, You Can! Frame Drum Techniques You Can Use TODAY

When it comes to versatility, the frame drum is the MVP.  Its dynamic, organic sounds allow you emulate the gentle rush of breath and wind or the driving pulse of a heartbeat with only your hands-- all you need is the right technique! If you have handdrums in your...

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Ignite Your Spirit with a Power Song

Ignite Your Spirit with a Power Song

Take a moment and think about feeling powerful. We all have the go-tos that infuse us with their strength-- a power pose, a killer pair of shoes, a color, a scent, a special blend of tea. Think about your own: what does power look like to you? What does...

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Need Some #Inspo? Follow These Five MTs

Need Some #Inspo? Follow These Five MTs

You keep up with your favorite home renovation blogs, pin recipes and outfit ideas, retweet mover-and-shakers, and like your best friend's pictures of her adorable dog; do you have room for a little professional development in your online life? Social media keeps us...

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How do you keep up with NEW MUSIC?

How do you keep up with NEW MUSIC?

The Music Therapy Ed team is spread out all over US, and including our VIPs and members we're in 15 countries! We feature some of our core team members here talking about how to stay current with new music. Our mission is to help you feel like the leader you are in...

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It’s Time To Say Goodbye ????

It’s Time To Say Goodbye ????

Kaleigh Thomas, MT-BC, has been with the Music Therapy Ed team for 4 years! She served as the Project Manager, and wore ALL the hats. She is moving on to focus on health and wellness in her life. She is a practicing music therapist at a children's hospital in Ohio....

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Get Ready to RePRESENT!

Get Ready to RePRESENT!

Between concurrent sessions, inservices, keynotes, guest lectures and pitches, music therapists are no strangers to the art of the presentation. The skills that make us leaders in healthcare also make us shine in the conference room. Whether you're a seasoned...

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Mixed Abilities in Your Group?

Mixed Abilities in Your Group?

Older adult groups are great for both you and the community you are serving: groups are practical, cost-efficient, and full of fun social experiences. However, groups also present a unique therapeutic challenge: mixed abilities. Whether it's cognitive or physical,...

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Ready to Talk $?

Ready to Talk $?

Let's face it: talking money can be intimidating. When it comes to determining what to charge for group sessions, there are several factors at play. What is the cost of living where you are practicing? Weekly or monthly groups? Fixed rates or flexible rates? The best...

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What’s the Best Intervention for Late-Stage Dementia?

What’s the Best Intervention for Late-Stage Dementia?

Searching for an intervention that will engage your clients with late-stage dementia? Sometimes, the simplest answer is the best one: singing! Singing songs of their childhood will take them back, and allow you to connect with them in a deeper, more meaningful way....

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Three Quick Interventions to Get Seniors Jamming

Three Quick Interventions to Get Seniors Jamming

Are you in need of some fresh intervention ideas for your senior clients? Just open up the music bag you carry around every day! Spanish bullfight music with tambourines? A chorus of rockin' robins on slide whistle? Yodeling kazoos? Just the beginning of the joy you...

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Giving Tuesday: Our Favorite Nonprofits!

Giving Tuesday: Our Favorite Nonprofits!

There are a ton of nonprofits that our team loves, but there are 4 special ones that we feel deserve a big spotlight! Happy Giving Tuesday! Please donate to these nonprofits to help support the people who need it the most --- AMTAS - American Music Therapy Students...

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Learn This Moroccan Rhythm and Apply It To Your Work!

Learn This Moroccan Rhythm and Apply It To Your Work!

Learn this Moroccan rhythm and spend some time with Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC today! Christine always brings joy and happiness wherever she goes. She's got good energy =) At the end of this video, she explains a very quick, simple way you can incorporate a rhythm...

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BUSINESS OWNERS: 2 Tools For Follow Up

BUSINESS OWNERS: 2 Tools For Follow Up

As a music therapy business owner, you are a trail blazer! Most likely you are out there banging on doors and pounding the pavement. So, today Allison Hingley, MM, MT-BC and I offer you... a breath of fresh air. A system in place. 2 tools to consider for the most...

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Starting a Business? Be Selective!

Starting a Business? Be Selective!

When you're starting a business, does this thought ever pass by? "It's hard to be choosy about who I take as a client, since I am one of only 2 clinicians in my area..." Does this sound familiar? In a field of several thousand (versus several million nurses, for...

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How to apply therapeutic skills to advocacy

How to apply therapeutic skills to advocacy

I had no idea I was learning about music therapy advocacy at the time. Sitting in a music therapy course in grad school, I heard Dr. Standley repeat "adapt, adapt, adapt." Over and over those words would echo in almost every class that semester. And then she repeated...

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An Easy Resource To Increase Your Human Rights Awareness

An Easy Resource To Increase Your Human Rights Awareness

I asked Natasha Thomas, PhD, MT-BC, to share a simple resource on how to increase human rights awareness. The website she shares is so valuable! It's the fastest tool to explore how you interact with the world in relation to your power.About the Power Cube When you...

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You are a leader in healthcare

You are a leader in healthcare

Hello Leader in Healthcare! The more days, weeks, and months that fly by, the stronger our message becomes. It is so very clear to me that this new generation of music therapists will elevate our field more than ever before. We're making the official proclamation here...

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