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In this course, you will gain knowledge, skills, and ideas about some of the specific musical qualities that make up genres, and how to incorporate different genres and styles into your music therapy practice. Your instructor Nathan will review examples on guitar, piano, and voice, to elucidate the numerous ways these goals can be achieved. Emphasis will be placed on the chords, rhythms, and musical qualities suggested to maximize authenticity in those genres and styles. Discussions will be had about the complexities of each genre, and how “mastery” and “proficiency” are lifelong goals. You will also learn ways to incorporate modes into their clinical work using different genres and styles, and how to alter one chord progression to sound like multiple genres.

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This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 CMTEs.

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  • Access to 100+ CMTEs at your fingertips
  • Monthly Jam Alongs to improve your repertoire (with lead sheets & tutorials!)
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About the Instructor

Nathan Mensah

Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC

Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC is a Music Therapist II at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center who serves many patients and families, and an Adjunct instructor for the Music & Theatre Department at St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. He has performed in numerous musical ensembles on different instruments, including jazz and ska bands on trumpet, singing in musicals and opera, playing piano for the worship team at his church, and more. Through composing, teaching, choir directing, musical mentorship and collaboration from Emmy-nominated Ethnomusicologist Dr. Tyron Cooper, and writing his thesis, Nate has obtained a wide variety of experiences engaging with multiple genres of music. At St. Mary-of-the-Woods College he teaches a course tracing American music from one hundred years ago to the present. His strong passion for music genre authenticity informs his clinical work, music-centered approach, and this course.

Kind Words

Nate exudes positivity, joy, and genuine compassion to everyone he meets, pulling the best and most honest expressions out of others in his work and professional relationships. He uses his fabulous music skills to help and build others up, both clients and colleagues alike”

Kristen Ney, MT-BC

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CBMT Relationship: Level Up Your Style: Exploring Authentic Musicianship with Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 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.