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Consider the immeasurable value of your client’s life. Have you ever facilitated an experience that validated that person’s life in a deep, meaningful way? With legacy creation, every part of the work is based on the individualized needs of each beautiful patient that presents themselves to this work.

The Amplified CardioPulmonary Recording (ACPR) and Legacy Creation class is about learning the basics of recording a patient’s heartbeat and using it in ongoing individualized therapy. It is meant to serve anyone who is interested in using ACPR and recording in their legacy work with their clinical population. ACPR is another form of recording which allows us to connect with the people we are serving and amplify their internal sounds to connect with our external world. It is another sound of humanity and to communicate love.

When you take this course, you will:

  • Learn how to make your own stethoscope microphone
  • Use digital stethoscopes to record a heartbeat, edit it, loop it, and sample it
  • Create rhythms to add to, accompany, and provide a basic beat to a heartbeat
  • Explore songwriting, sound collages, and using the basic rhythm of your patients to connect with music and music therapy
  • Discuss environmental factors, improvisation, and community connections

Full course description

This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 10 CMTEs.

Do you have questions? Special requests? Group access? Student discount? We will work with you!

Send an email to Paige at Info@MusicTherapyEd.com with your specific request, and we will respond with a custom solution just for you. (Paige is a music therapist too! She can help.)

This course comes with a VIP Membership!

  • Access to 100+ CMTEs at your fingertips
  • Monthly Jam Alongs to improve your repertoire (with lead sheets & tutorials!)
  • 5 unlocks per month inside our renowned intervention idea database – search 100+ interventions for ideas based on your setting & your clients’ goals
  • Personalized support from Kat, our team, & our community – sign up includes a chat with Kat right away

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About the Instructors

Brian Schreck

Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC

Brian Schreck, M.A., MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist who has been serving chronically ill patients since 2004. Brian has a Bachelor of Arts in music therapy from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, and a master’s degree in music therapy from New York University in New York City. Brian has served on the executive committee of the International Association for Music and Medicine (IAMM). Palliative care, end-of-life care and bereavement are areas of passion for Brian. He has presented locally, nationally and internationally on his innovative work in medical music therapy. Brian pioneered the use of heartbeat recordings as a way to rhythmically connect with patients and their families through ongoing recording projects. Visit amplifiedcpr.org for more information. Brian’s main aim as a medical music therapist is to be as creative as possible to serve the needs of patients as well as their families. Brian facilitates ongoing inpatient and outpatient music therapy with cancer patients through Norton Cancer Institute.

Ellisa Morris

Ellisa Morris, MMT, MT-BC

Ellisa Morris is a board certified music therapist from Missouri. Ellisa completed her Bachelor’s of Music Therapy Degree from Drury University and Master’s of Music Therapy Degree from Alverno College. In addition, she holds her NICU MT and Neurologic Music Therapist certifications. She has valuable experience working in private practice and medical music therapy settings, serving individuals and groups across the lifespan. Ellisa draws from various approaches to clinical practice and is passionate about advocating for music therapy services and elevating the standard of excellence in the field of music therapy. Ellisa authored a research study titled “Current Use of Heartbeat Songs in Music Therapy ” and an educational manual, Heartbeats: Clinical Approach and Training Guide to Heartbeat Songs in Music Therapy. In her free time, Ellisa enjoys writing, recording, and performing her original music and is an avid outdoor enthusiast.

Kind Words

“[Brian has] really made an amazing impact on the field of music therapy! Music therapists all over the country and maybe even world are using this intervention.

Music Therapy Colleague

Thank you Brian for this sound and spiritual contribution to the world! And thank you for making the very essence of who we are into song. Such important and dynamic work!

Music Therapy Colleague

“Heartwarming–makes me feel like he’s still here with me… [the legacy recordings are my] most prized possessions…”

A bereaved family member who listens to legacy recordings once a week

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CBMT Relationship: Amplified Heartbeats & Legacy Creation with Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC and Ellisa Morris, MMT, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 10 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Sound Health Music, Approved Provider #P-110, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. Please view the required CBMT information.