Explore useful music therapy tips and videos

New music therapy book on the market!

Hello there to the leaders in healthcare! I hope you took a glance at our Top 5 for Music Therapy in 2015 post for #MTAdvocacy month. It is such an exciting time to be a music therapist with so many wonderful things happening in our field! Speaking of wonderful things...

read more

Top FIVE for 2015!

Each January is social media advocacy month for music therapy (#mtadvocacy), and our company serves as a CONNECTOR! We love to connect you with experts on specific topics in the realm of music & healthcare. We love to connect you with the media. We love to connect...

read more

Build your Repertoire with Catherine Hershey

In this Mindstorm Monday, founder and co-author of the The Music Therapy Repertoire Challenge, Catherine Hershey, MT-BC wants to inspire YOU to build your repertoire and dig deep into the music. Catherine shares her vision for the future of the blog, how to conquer...

read more

Learn to Speak Effectively About Your Work

Every music therapist on the planet will benefit from the wisdom of Jennifer Buchanan. Jennifer is a business owner in Canada. 2016 is her award-winning company's 25th anniversary. With 15 accredited music therapists on the team and years of experience, you can...

read more

Best Practices: LGBTQ Community

This Mindstorm Monday is all about best practices for working with the LGBTQ Community. Music therapists Beth Robinson, Amy Donnenwerth, and Spencer Hardy discuss the current climate of LGBTQ issues, and what you can do to best support your clients from the LGBTQ...

read more

Gratitude for our amazing community

With Thanksgiving this week, we wanted to express our gratitude for all that you do to change the world with MUSIC! In order to make continuing education affordable and accessible to YOU, we are also offering 50% off courses on Friday, November 27 ONLY. Click here to...

read more

Kids & Drumming: How to create an even playing field

One of the big challenges that we can overcome in group work is creating equal opportunities for ALL participants. How can we build a community with this in mind? Sometimes with kids it’s a bit more challenging, especially if you have two kids who get a *special*...

read more

What if my clients can’t pick up the rhythm?

We've all had sessions when a client cannot "pick up the rhythm." We asked expert Christine Stevens what she does in that situation. Click play to hear her very surprising answer! Christine also shared this: It is sometimes hard for us as musicians to get past the...

read more

How to Create Your Own Legacy with Michelle Erfurt

In this Mindstorm Monday, Michelle, co-founder of Music Therapy eBooks, teaches you how to create your own legacy! Michelle Erfurt began her career in music therapy working in hospitals and hospice agencies. Networking has been a cornerstone in her career and has been...

read more

Halloween songs for music therapy & music education

It's time to "shake your spookies out" and "bounce your beasties out" with the amazing Margie La Bella. What better way to celebrate Halloween with your students, patients, and clients than to use some great themed songs. Here are two great videos featuring 6 songs...

read more

Yoga & Music Therapy

Hello, hello!! This Mindstorm Monday is all about incorporating YOGA into your practice. Jennifer Hicks, MT-BC, RYT has almost twenty years of experience working as a music therapist and educator. She is able to bring both expertise and creative flexibility to help...

read more

The instrument that makes you SMILE!

One of the smaller instruments used by music therapists is the mighty ukulele, and it’s bringing smiles and happiness to children in hospitals all over the nation thanks in part to Corey Bergman. Bergman is a musician and the founder of Ukulele Kids Club, a non-profit...

read more

3 Tips for Effective Communication

"Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill."  - Buddha Have you ever been interrupted while providing sessions? Have you ever been afraid of losing clients because of a communication...

read more

How to collaborate with other therapists

In this Mindstorm Monday we shout out: Institute for Therapy Through the Arts (ITA)!  Take a look at the amazing choir in the video below. This is no ordinary choir; all its members have Parkinson's disease. They are participating in Creative Arts for Parkinson's, a...

read more

Piano Improv IS for Everybody

Last week we covered guitar chops. This week it's piano. Contrary to popular belief, piano improv IS for everybody! We've made it easy for you to set your clients up for immediate success. Watch this video to see my handy chord progression in action with a REAL...

read more

Decision-making made easy with technology . . .

If you're like me, then you're always looking for new and innovative ways to work with clients. Luckily, there is a ton of support from the Music Therapy Ed community! We're going to show you a very cool app today --- This week, our 3rd birthday celebration continues...

read more

How do you nurture your creativity?

Self-care is a buzz word in our field, and for good reason! I'm so thankful to see self-care strategies on various blogs, at conferences, and on social media. The world can always use more happy, healthy, mindful music therapists who take self-care seriously. And...

read more

The big reveal in JULY…

Hello Music Therapy Ed community! We want to THANK YOU for being part of our community of leaders in healthcare. Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC is a speaker, coach, and creative visionary. Kat has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, facilitated drum circles with the US...

read more

3 Tips For The Rhythmically Reluctant

Our clients pick up on our feelings - confidence, insecurity, joy, sadness. When you feel like the master of your craft, and you come into a session with total confidence, then you can truly focus on what matters: the well-being of your CLIENT. If your music therapy...

read more

Maybe you haven’t heard this drumming term before…

Because our purpose is to help music therapists (like you!) FEEL like the leaders they ARE, we want to bestow some powerful "drumming language" on you today.... courtesy of our instructor Dave Holland. Dave, what is a ghost note? In drumming, a ghost note is played at...

read more

2 Serious Misconceptions About Masters Level Entry

First of all, join us for a remote discussion on Masters Level Entry - Just click here. Second of all, I highly recommend viewing this document which we covered in our first MLE talk. There's also this Powerpoint on the Masters Level Entry progress report from the...

read more

This will make you cry…

I am so grateful to be a part of such an awesome community with you.  Although at times we feel alone in our quest, I would like to share proof that we are not alone. And what we do is truly awe-inspiring. This Week's Shout-Out Last week, we simply said:”The best part...

read more

MusicTherapyEd.com

We believe that music therapists are leaders in healthcare.

CONTACT

(888) 991-CMTE Info@MusicTherapyEd.com

PO BOX 2311

DEL MAR, CA 92014

Grab Ellen Whealton's Relaxation Script

Download the mp3 and PDF instantly.

By grabbing the meditation, you're also subscribing to our newsletter. You can always opt-out.

Success! Check your inbox for the mp3. Then drag our email to your Primary inbox.

Musicianship on steroids and other goodies

Musicianship on steroids and other goodies

You'll get it in your inbox, convenient for those times in between clients, and after a long day.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Our Top 10 Apps For Your Practice

We'll send the Top 10 list straight to your inbox. From there, you can click on the apps to get started! Get appy with us!

 

By picking up the Top 10 Apps, you're also subscribing to our newsletter. You can always opt-out later.

Awesome! Check for our email, and drag it over to your Primary inbox. Open the email for the goods ;)

Professional SuccessCourse

Professional SuccessCourse

Join 1,000+ of your colleagues and take the Professional Success Course now!

Free CMTEs? Yes please!

Your instructor Kerry Devlin, MT-BC, is looking forward to seeing you on the other side =)

Awesome! Check your inbox, and drag our email to your Primary tab. Follow instructions to log in, and you'll be all set!

Grab Ellen Whealton's Relaxation Script

Download the mp3, PDF, and watch the video instantly.

By grabbing the meditation, you're also subscribing to our newsletter. You can always opt-out.

Success! Check your inbox for the mp3. Then drag our email to your Primary inbox.

Our Top 10 Apps For Your Practice

We'll send the Top 10 list straight to your inbox. From there, you can click on the apps to get started! Get appy with us!

Awesome! Check for our email, and drag it over to your Primary inbox. Open the email for the goods ;)

2-Step Process To Discover Your Biases

Take 7 minutes to complete this anonymous discovery process. 

We'll send you additional support along the way

Your instructor Natasha Thomas, MS, MT-BC, is looking forward to seeing you on the other side =)

Awesome! Check your inbox, and drag our email to your Primary tab. Follow instructions to log in, and you'll be all set!

DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

Do you feel like you could improve your documentation? Take 20 seconds to run through the tree. 

Your instructor Allison Hingley, MM, MT-BC, is looking forward to supporting you in your journey.

Awesome! Check your inbox, and drag our email to your Primary tab. Follow instructions to log in, and you'll be all set!

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! 

Awesome! Check your inbox, and drag our email to your Primary tab. Follow instructions to log in, and you'll be all set!

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! 

Awesome! Check your inbox, and drag our email to your Primary tab. Follow instructions, and you'll be all set!

3 drumming doodads with Kat Fulton and Dave Holland

Grab these 3 Drumming Doodads

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. 

Awesome! Check your inbox, and drag our email to your Primary tab. Follow instructions, and you'll be all set!