Private Practice in Rural Communities
Do you dream of owning your own practice? Do you live in an area without any music therapy? Do you have a goal in mind, but aren’t sure where to start? If you answered YES to any of those questions, then this class is for you!
Rural communities offer unique opportunities and challenges. As a private practice music therapist, you remove barriers to service access and build community right where you are and serve the people that need it most.
Your instructor Alicia did just that: starting out of nothing, she grew her private practice! Now, six years later, she has hired one subcontractor and is looking to hire another to work through her waitlist of connections and clients. Alicia learned the fundamental skills needed to connect with her community to create and grow a music therapy practice in an area without any knowledge of music therapy—and she wants to elevate you to do the same in YOUR community!
In this class, you will:
- Checklists and worksheets to jumpstart your growth in a smart way, organized way
- 8 done-for-you handouts so you can plug-and-play your marketing efforts (including a Sample Full Contract Template, Sample Intake Form, Marketing Planner, Financial Trackers, and Mission Statement Exercises)
- Access to 4 hours of interactive workshops with the instructor
- Guided action steps to start making community connections now
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
Alicia Hubbard, MT-BC
Alicia Hubbard, MT-BC, is a board-certified music therapist who has been running her own music therapy practice, Maple City Music Therapy, since 2017. She graduated from Nazareth College (soon to be University) in 2014. She completed her internship at Monroe No. 1 BOCES in Fairport, NY. From there, she moved to Hornell, NY with her fiancé. Unsure of what her future would hold within an area with no music therapy, Alicia began working at a LTC facility. After a year, she decided she would take a business owner route. She researched and talked with many people about this to learn what she could and gain any resources about this route. She officially started her practice in 2017 and within a year was what she considered “full-time”. Alicia has not only maintained that for herself but is now in the hiring stages. She has helped many jump-start their private practices too especially within rural areas. The growth of this is something near and dear to Alicia’s heart as she saw the need in these communities and the struggle that they face to get services.
“When I decided to start my own practice in my new location I reached out to Alicia. She was so kind and excited to hear that I was taking on this challenge! Alicia took the time to share what she has learned in the years since she started her own practice. She knew the exact steps to take to make my vision a reality. She was there to answer every crazy question because she too at some point had the same question! Alicia provided me with the confidence I needed to move forward by sharing links to community resources as well as sharing her own business materials with me. Her procedures can be applied to not only “rural” practices, but more metropolitan practices as well. Alicia is also good at telling you when to consult another professional for accounting advice etc. if it is something out of the scope of Music Therapy. She is here to cheer you on and help grow our field with the support and information needed to provide music therapy to anyone, anywhere.”
“When I chose to start my own music therapy business, I didn’t really know where to start, but I did know Alicia and knew that she had been successfully running her own music therapy business for a while. So,I felt comfortable asking her advice on getting started and she was able to answer all my questions quickly and made me feel confident that I could have success in my business too. Now I feel more connected to the music therapy community both locally and in general, which makes everything easier and even more motivating. I also know that I have support for what needs I may have moving forward.”
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CBMT Relationship: Private Practice in Rural Communities with Alicia Hubbard, 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.