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Learn to Speak Effectively About Your Work

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...

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Best Practices: LGBTQ Community

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...

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Gratitude for our amazing community

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...

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Kids & Drumming: How to create an even playing field

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*...

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

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...

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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...

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Halloween songs for music therapy & music education

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...

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Yoga & Music Therapy

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...

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The instrument that makes you SMILE!

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...

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3 Tips for Effective Communication

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...

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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...

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Piano Improv IS for Everybody

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...

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Decision-making made easy with technology . . .

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...

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How do you nurture your creativity?

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...

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The big reveal in JULY…

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...

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3 Tips For The Rhythmically Reluctant

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...

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Maybe you haven’t heard this drumming term before…

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...

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2 Serious Misconceptions About Masters Level Entry

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...

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This will make you cry…

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...

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For Autism Acceptance Month… a FREE song for you

We are shouting out Autism Acceptance Month for all music therapists who serve kids and adults with autism. The song is about rainbows and splashing in puddles. Most likely you'll need to adapt the song to serve your clients, depending on your specific goals. You can...

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Interested in Private Practice? This is for you.

Interested in Private Practice? This is for you.

We are so geeked about the newest course release at Music Therapy Ed! But there’s even better news, for a limited time you can earn 5 CMTEs for $75, instead of the typical 3 CMTEs. Watch the preview video now! This course will focus on providing essential information,...

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Feeling Uneasy About the iPod Program?

Feeling Uneasy About the iPod Program?

Have you felt uneasy about that new, viral iPod program for older adults? Or, do you work in a facility that has implemented the Music & Memory program? Our guest is right up your alley! Erin Spring, MM, MT-BC has been a practicing, board-certified music therapist...

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DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

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

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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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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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