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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

"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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Piano Improv IS for Everybody

Piano Improv IS for Everybody

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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Decision-making made easy with technology . . .

Decision-making made easy with technology . . .

Our instructor Ryan Judd makes playing the guitar look so easy. In this video he teaches you a very simple A-chord hack that will add color and texture to your typical 3-chord progression. Ryan is such a rockstar that he also hit the studio to record this great...

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How do you nurture your creativity?

How do you nurture your creativity?

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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The big reveal in JULY…

The big reveal in JULY…

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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Here’s the answer to our most frequently asked question

Here’s the answer to our most frequently asked question

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

We love to support our community of brilliant music therapists (that's YOU!). And we get questions on a daily basis. So this week, we'd like to answer our most frequently asked question. (The image below was created by one of our VIP Subscribers...) How do...

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Maybe you haven’t heard this drumming term before…

Maybe you haven’t heard this drumming term before…

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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2 Serious Misconceptions About Masters Level Entry

2 Serious Misconceptions About Masters Level Entry

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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This will make you cry…

This will make you cry…

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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For Autism Acceptance Month… a FREE song for you

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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Interested in Private Practice? This is for you.

Interested in Private Practice? This is for you.

"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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Feeling Uneasy About the iPod Program?

Feeling Uneasy About the iPod Program?

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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Can I Get CMTEs for Mindstorm Monthly?

Can I Get CMTEs for Mindstorm Monthly?

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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Music Therapy for Valentine’s Day

Music Therapy for Valentine’s Day

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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Judy Simpson, #MTAdvocacy CHAMPION

Judy Simpson, #MTAdvocacy CHAMPION

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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May the magic of the season fill your days all year long!

May the magic of the season fill your days all year long!

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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