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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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About the Instructor

Nathan Mensah

Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC

Nathan Mensah, MA, MT-BC, is a Board-Certified Music Therapist at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital and at St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services as part of Hartford Healthcare. Nathan works on a wide variety of pediatric units, and provides services to adults with mental health and dual diagnosis substance use disorders. He currently teaches at Southern Connecticut State University as part of the Music Therapy Department, and at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College as part of the Department of Music & Theatre. Nathan regularly presents at Music Therapy Conferences and enjoys providing online education opportunities through wonderful organizations such as Music Therapy Ed, Pediatric Music Therapy, and the Music Therapy Spot. As a passionate musician, he currently performs with the Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra, composing an original concept album, and is working on getting one of his musicals produced.

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.