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Music Therapists Wear Many Different Hats

Music Therapists Wear Many Different Hats

2014's theme for Social Media Advocacy Month is "We are..." All month long, music therapy bloggers and podcasters shared their thoughts on why music therapy is a distinct and unique profession. You can view and listen to other fabulous, mind-bending, and insightful...

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Break the Session Plan Monotony!

Happy New Year! It’s usually around this time of year that we do what we can to set ourselves up for success. And, setting yourself up for success in the New Year is a favorite topic for us at Music Therapy Ed. Today, we're shouting out Emily Sutin, music therapist in...

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Wishing you a very happy holiday!

Wishing you a very happy holiday!

Happy Holidays!   Merry Christmas Eve, and happy holiday season to you, your clients, and your loved ones!   This Week's Shout-Out Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC is the Director of Customer Support for Music Therapy Ed. Ellen lives in San Diego, California. She’s...

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Submit Your Vote!!

Congratulations to Bridget Shevlin, winner of the Beat the Odds manual and CD!!! Bridget's song submission of "Let Her Go" was the WINNER!! Scroll down to listen to her recording. Congratulations, Bridget!!!   Wow! We have some truly amazing music therapists...

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Piano Improv with Lauren Bevilacqua, MT-BC

Piano Improv with Lauren Bevilacqua, MT-BC

This Week's Shout-Out Lauren Bevilacqua, MT-BC is an amazing music therapist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She serves her state, regional, and national music therapy organizations in various capacities, and has even written an official MusicTherapyEd Theme...

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#AMTA13 #AwesomeMT Q&A for you!

#AMTA13 #AwesomeMT Q&A for you!

The #AwesomeMTs Rachel See, Megan Resig, JoAnn Jordan, Michelle Erfurt, and I sat on a panel at the #AMTA13 conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Here are some Q's that we couldn't A in the panel, because the explanation requires links and interwebs and so-forth =)...

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Two Early Holiday Gifts

Two Early Holiday Gifts

Our last On-The-Go mp3s were such a hit that we decided to give you more this week! These On-The-Go mp3s are custom designed for the traveling therapist who is an auditory learner. In the audio, I walk you through the key of the song, the lyrics, and the chords. We've...

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EMPOWER Your Conference With These 2 Simple Steps

We gotta shake it up a bit for #AMTA13. Click here to grab the FINAL conference program, and watch the video for 2 simple steps that will help you feel in control, empowered, and awesome during your stay in Jacksonville, Florida. By doing these TWO easy steps, you are...

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Tunes for Teens with Amanda Burchfiel, MS, MT-BC

Tunes for Teens with Amanda Burchfiel, MS, MT-BC

This Week's Shout-Out Amanda Burchfiel, MS, MT-BC is a music therapist in Lynchburg, Virginia. I am incredibly honored to host a course by Amanda. Her work is phenomenal when it comes to adolescents! If you need to brush up on your modern rep, then this course is a...

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Do you know enough repertoire?

Do you know enough repertoire?

Do you know enough repertoire? Do you have enough songs? I just returned from facilitating a healing retreat for healthcare professionals. And I have to preface this message with :: YOU ARE ENOUGH. I think it is so important to practice therapy in the space of YOU ARE...

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Ramp up your guitar skills with Ryan Judd, MA, MT-BC!

Ramp up your guitar skills with Ryan Judd, MA, MT-BC!

Greetings, fellow music therapist! We have been busy at MusicTherapyEd.com, improving our courses and our website, as well as empowering music therapists ALL OVER THE WORLD! We are so full of gratitude that you have joined us on this journey! We are almost to the end...

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Music Therapy Ed Course Review Board Is Here!

Music Therapy Ed Course Review Board Is Here!

Hello fellow therapist! If you are signed up for the Tuesday Shout-Out, then as soon as our new Guitar Skills course goes LIVE to the public this month, YOU will be the first to know! Meanwhile, I'd like to introduce you to our Course Review Board. This Week's...

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145 apps + 9CMTEs with Bonnie Hayhurst for $99 thru Friday

145 apps + 9CMTEs with Bonnie Hayhurst for $99 thru Friday

Hello fellow music therapist! Click the following link to watch the preview video of our BRAND NEW COURSE: iPad: There's An App For That: TWO! with Bonnie Hayhurst, MT-BC You can probably tell that we LOVE technology at Music Therapy Ed. We believe that if we are...

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Neurodiversity with CJ Shiloh- Are you game?

Neurodiversity with CJ Shiloh- Are you game?

Ahoy fellow music therapist, Today is a very special shout-out to a passionate music therapist and her work in the area of neurodiversity. This Week's Shout-Out CJ Shiloh, MT-BC, is a woman with a big dream. Her vision is to "give autistic people equal access to the...

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My Worst Fear About Our Field

My Worst Fear About Our Field

People are not going to "like" you when you achieve professional success in our field. We know from the research that "likeability" is negatively correlated with success for women, but positively correlated with success for men. I learned that from Sheryl Sandberg in...

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Happy 1st Birthday! And How To Use FEAR To Your Advantage

Happy 1st Birthday! And How To Use FEAR To Your Advantage

We're taking a look into our archives...back to 1st birthday! We hope you enjoy this story of perseverance and CONQUERING fear! And here we are a year later! Wow! This is a story about taking risks, following your gut, and saying YES. I believe that we can use FEAR to...

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Drumming with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Drumming with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

What's really useful when you are drumming with individuals with dementia is the GOAL. Be aware of the goal. Maybe the goal is social interaction. Or perhaps the goal is to stimulate motor movement. Then again, you may be working on memory validation. Whatever the...

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Autism CMTE with Amy Kalas, MM, MT-BC

Autism CMTE with Amy Kalas, MM, MT-BC

Happy Summertime, fellow music therapist! Last time, we told you about our complimentary CMTE course called Tech Basics. This time, we've got something new--- Many of you have asked for a course on autism. Our new instructor has definitely over-delivered for you! Read...

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Juicy Details – Tell It ALL!

Juicy Details – Tell It ALL!

Hello fellow music therapist, First of all you've absolutely GOT to sign up for the MT TECHIE CHALLENGE! It's totally free, and you have a chance at winning a free course if you participate! We've joined forces with Dr. Wendy Magee of Temple University to provide you...

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Shouting Out Continuing Education Events

Shouting Out Continuing Education Events

Hello fellow music therapist! This Week's Shout Out goes to local, live, in-person continuing education events! Click here to read about one by the Groovy Garfoose, Bonnie Hayhurst herself. If you've taken her iPad course at Music Therapy Ed, then you *know* this live...

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DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

DoThe Documentation Decision Tree In 20 Seconds

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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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