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Learn Basic Bell Technique From Christine Stevens

Learn Basic Bell Technique From Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC shows basic bell technique for clinicians who facilitate drum circles. In this video, you'll learn why you should use tape on your bells. You'll learn the appropriate area to strike bells. And you'll understand the special considerations...

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Thank You To Our State Task Force Members

Thank You To Our State Task Force Members

Hello fellow music therapist! We will be releasing an incredibly thorough web-ethics course THIS MONTH. Stay tuned to this page, and watch out for the 12th course on the site! On to important news :: Please take action for California, and send ONE simple email. More...

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100 CMTEs In One Place? Unheard Of!

100 CMTEs In One Place? Unheard Of!

Hello fellow music therapist! I will attempt to contain my excitement by using no exclamation points. Today is the final day that the VIP Subscription is available. We now guarantee 100 CMTEs on the site within the next year, multiple ethics courses, and a wide...

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Music Therapy Advocacy Month and Shocking News!

Music Therapy Advocacy Month and Shocking News!

Hello, fellow music therapist! First, I'd like to introduce you to our Music Therapy Advocacy Month post. Next here's our shocking news: If you'd like to have access to ALL of our courses for a low monthly payment, then you only have until February 5 to enroll in our...

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Why do you love music therapy?

Why do you love music therapy?

January is always Social Media Advocacy Month for us music therapists. The instructors and I (Kat) love social media AND music therapy so much, so this seems to be a perfect fit for us to participate. Because we have Tuesday Shout-Out email list subscribers all over...

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Learn this chant by Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC

Learn this chant by Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC

People of the drum is a chant that Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, wrote several years ago. It is incredibly versatile. And you can use it with virtually any population! Whether you're working with kids, seniors, and anything in between, this chant is sure to be a...

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Introducing Amy Kalas, MM, MT-BC, Creative Maestro!

Introducing Amy Kalas, MM, MT-BC, Creative Maestro!

Happy Winter Holidays, fellow music therapist! I can see tens of thousands of music therapists around the world Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, enjoying Latkes Parties, and snuggling up to some roasting chestnuts right about now. This week's Shout-Out goes to a...

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Why Drumming Improvisation Is Therapeutic

Why Drumming Improvisation Is Therapeutic

How is improvisation therapeutic? Christine Stevens, MSW, MT-BC, walks you through why drumming isn't about the snare, cymbal, counting, or subdivisions. Actually, it's about intuitive improvisational drumming. When we improvise there is an activation/deactivation...

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Drumming and Recovery Populations

Drumming and Recovery Populations

Oftentimes, the biggest barrier for people in the recovery setting is shame and identity. You're working mind/body with this group, and depending on where they are in detox, they can still be very cloudy. Drumming can help with cloudiness. When you're doing drumming...

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Thanks for YOUR giving, music therapists!

Thanks for YOUR giving, music therapists!

Ahoy, fellow music therapist! If you've ever taken part in self-care strategies, then you know how important it is to take time to reflect within and do some deep self-evaluation. That's what this week's Shout-Out is all about. Read on... Share the image below on...

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Music Therapy & Obamacare… What’s our future?

Hello fellow music therapist! Happy Thanksgiving coming up! I'm sending you a big personal THANKS for subscribing and taking part in the music therapy web-olution! I've got a secret just for you :: This weekend we'll be running a special offer that will save you up to...

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CMTEs for the Holidays! And, a big Shout-Out!

CMTEs for the Holidays! And, a big Shout-Out!

Howdy fellow music therapist, Thank you for joining the 1,200 music therapists who have voluntarily opted-in to receive the Tuesday Shout Out! Thanks for taking part in the music therapy webolution at Music Therapy Ed! Some quick housekeeping :: (1) We are SO excited...

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$99 Special for 7 CMTEs – Package Your Expertise

Hello fellow music therapist! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to save your gas expenses, and work more from home? Have you ever considered taking the in-service that you've shared over and over, and turning it into an easy button, online course,...

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Music therapy in Ecuador with Katie Guerrero, MA, MT-BC!

Music therapy in Ecuador with Katie Guerrero, MA, MT-BC!

Hello, fellow music therapist! I hope you all are safe and sound with all the storms brewing in the Mid-Atlantic areas and Hawaii... The AMTA urges music therapists to send a message to info@musictherapy.org if you know of students or professionals affected by the...

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100 Music Therapists Served, Thanks To YOU!

If you're new to the site, then first check out our brand new video on the FAQ page to help navigate through the site. Three months down, and the rest of infinity to go! Thanks to YOUR participation and support, we have just served the 100th music therapist with our...

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We gave away MORE than expected…

You might recall that we shouted out the AMTA in our Tuesday Shout-Out last week. And what a whirlwind conference it was this year! It was *such* a blast mingling with old friends and meeting new ones. Thank you for stopping by the booth, attending presentations by...

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The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For…

Today, we're shouting out AMTA. The American Music Therapy Association's annual national conference is this week in St. Charles (almost Chicago), IL. This is the ONE time every year that over a thousand music therapists get together in the United States. Music Therapy...

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Stop Burnout Special

Hello fellow music therapist! Today's Shout-Out is Janice Lindstrom! Janice Lindstrom, MA, MT-BC, is the instructor for the Burnout Prevention course. She is a mover and shaker over at HeartBeatMusicTherapy.net. Janice is a top-notch music therapy advocate... In fact,...

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Music Therapy With The Deaf And Blind

Music Therapy With The Deaf And Blind

Hello fellow music therapist! This week we're inviting you into the all new monthly subscription offer at MusicTherapyEd.com to get access to ALL courses on the site! That's tons of CMTEs and counting PLUS high quality information at your command. It all starts with...

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The BEST AMTA Conference Ever!

The BEST AMTA Conference Ever!

Hello fellow music therapist! This week marks one month before the AMTA Conference. Today is also 9/11, and I invite you to join me in taking time out today to reflect on the tragic event 11 years ago... At AMTA, MusicTherapyEd.com will be in the exhibit hall throwing...

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Triple Digits Per Hour For Music Therapy Service?

Triple Digits Per Hour For Music Therapy Service?

Hello fellow music therapist! Thank you for showing Lauren Bevilacqua some love for her MusicTherapyEd.com theme song last Tuesday! This week, it's all marketing, all the time. If you think about it, marketing is really all about sharing information. And sharing...

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Free CMTE Course Prizes And A Theme Song

Hello fellow music therapist! Today we're letting you in on a little secret. We're going to be giving away free CMTE courses at AMTA's national conference in October. BUT in order to be eligible to win, you must complete the scavenger hunt available at the...

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NEW Course :: Music Therapy & End Of Life Care

NEW Course :: Music Therapy & End Of Life Care

Hello fellow music therapist! The Reimbursement Revolution and iPad Challenge are in full-swing! We'll be sending you feedback and updates in the upcoming weeks. But today, we are thrilled to present a new course release. We have completely revamped the courses page...

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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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