Amplified Heartbeats & Legacy Creation
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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
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.)
About the Instructor
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.
“[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.“
“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!“
“Heartwarming–makes me feel like he’s still here with me… [the legacy recordings are my] most prized possessions…”
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CBMT Relationship: Amplified Heartbeats & Legacy Creation with Brian Schreck, MA, 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.