DIY Guide To Writing, Recording, and Sharing Your Music with Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC
Number of CMTEs: 3
Length of Access: 2 months
As music therapists, many of us have found ourselves in clinical settings and situations where writing our own music is necessary to the therapeutic process. In this 3-hour CMTE course, you’ll learn tips, tools, and techniques for not only writing your own music therapy songs, but also recording and sharing them — whether just with your clients or the world at large.
“This course offered many excellent resources and ideas for ways to create, record and share music and I am sure that other music therapists will all discover at least one new resource from taking this course. I enjoyed learning about all of the different online resources for sharing music via the web. After taking the course, I am motivated to finally create an album of songs for my business that my clients have been asking for! I am also excited to discover ways to share this album on something other than a physical CD as that can get costly! Thanks for another great course Music Therapy Ed!”
–Dayna Koehn, MT-BC | Elk River, MN
“I would definitely recommend this course to others. Rachel did a great job of breaking things down and making everything easy to understand. I think this course would be useful for folks who work in a variety of settings and with a variety of clients because a lot of people have occasions where we want to/need to share music outside of our sessions. I have always used original songs, but now I am inspired to share more of them with clients, their families, and other colleagues instead of just using them in sessions. I though that Rachel did a fantastic job and I feel a lot more confident in using the techniques that she described in the class!”
–Elizabeth Buckmaster, MT-BC | Northville, MI
After this course, I’m feeling more validated about the songs I’ve written and used in sessions and the possibility they may be helpful to others. I’m ready to take some time and explore all the online resources Rachel presented. Rachel made it sound easy and her videos were clear and simple. Even I should be able to do this! So many of us write our own music and it never goes anywhere outside of our sessions. As a community, it’s important we share what we’ve done to help others.
–Cynthia D. Long, MT-BC, NMT | Reading, PA
Would I recommend this course to others? Yes! It is important to infuse this technology into our practice and I think every MT should know how to do this.
–Stephanie Bianchi, MT-BC | Phoenix, AZ
I was excited to take this course! It’s applicable to both my work as a music therapist and as a musician just starting to write and record. I really appreciated the many resources given for different websites, tools and equipment—especially things like microphones, which I know nothing about. I would absolutely recommend this course to others! It was thorough, clear, and easy to understand.
–Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC | Portland, Maine
This course is a good resource to learn and understand how to record and share music. I enjoyed learning about Rambach’s writing and recording processes. It was good to learn about the ways a song can be recorded, and the checklists she uses as she does so. After taking this course, I foresee being able to write and share songs with clients more easily, as I have been enlightened about the materials on the web that would be useful in song sharing.
–Chelsi Jones MT-BC | Logan, UT
“As with other courses at MusicTherapyEd.com, I had no hesitations because I trust that the courses will be accessible and of great quality, and I have yet to be proved otherwise. As with all courses here, I enjoy the organization of the course. It is easy to follow the process in a step-by step manner. I thought the presenter did a FANTASTIC job of showing processes on the videos. It was very professional and absolutely seamless. Audio, video, and computer examples were all well executed. I am so impressed by her (Instructor Rachel Rambach) overall presentation.”
–Erin Bullard, MT-BC | Cincinnati, OH
“I would recommend this course to others, especially for those with little songwriting or recording experience, as a ground level introduction. I really liked Rachel’s presentation style, the way she alternated between video and demonstration. I also liked the various ideas she shared. I am very thankful for the opportunity to take such great courses at this website. Thanks for all the hard work and commitment!”
–Lisa Prokopowitz, MT-BC, ACC | Ringwood, NJ
“I enjoyed this course—it provided great information and help toward being a better songwriter. The course was very organized and the instructions and insight was great for beginner songwriters. I really enjoyed the songwriting assessment. It was so interesting to see the different potential styles of songwriting, and to find out what style is best for me! After taking this course, I am inspired to write more songs and upgrade my computer/software to have better quality recording equipment.”
–Lysa Wright, MT-BC | Northwood, ND
“This course is very informative and detailed if you are serious about writing, recording, and marketing your music. It gives great insight to these processes.”
–Nikki Kriz, MT-BC | Rosholt, SD
“Prior to taking the course, I thought songwriting was very hard. Now, I am much more comfortable writing songs. I would recommend this course to others. It covers all the parts about songwriting, recording, and sharing.”
–Maxine Vogt, MT-BC | Willingboro, NJ
“Prior to enrolling in the course, I was unsure of the accessibility of technology (outside of my computer) to create, market, and sell my music. I was thankful for Rachel’s knowledge of a wide variety of price ranges and tools available. Rachel’s encouragement of putting our own touch and signature on our songs and album covers provided encouragement and eased my nervousness a bit. I have begun recording already! I would recommend this course to others. I think that so many of us write music to fill holes in our practices that having a basic knowledge of songwriting would advance the competency and presence of our profession within allied health. Thank you for a great course!”
–Briana R. Priester | Penn Laird, VA
“This was a very informative course. I think all music therapists write some songs and I think it important for them to know how, and some of the tools they can use to make it an easier process. After taking the course, I will record the songs I use for individuals as well as groups, now that I have some great ideas on the best ways to do that.”
–John Walsh, MA, MT-BC | Statesville, NC
“I had written songs before, but never recorded them for use in my sessions. Now that I see how it can be done, it’s a more reachable goal for me. Rachel was thorough in showing us her set-up and resources, and gave simple, easy-to-follow guidelines based on her experience to help us be successful at this! I would especially recommend this course if you are intimidated at the thought of recording yourself, because Rachel shows you how to make this accessible and no longer a process that would be too complicated or out of your control. This was a fantastic course and made me see that recording was not only something that I had to leave up to others, but I could actually do this with my songs! I loved the information on how to make the music attractive, and I appreciated learning about the wealth of resources to guide the songwriting process. Many thanks to Rachel for making songwriting come alive for us!”
–Carolyn Stoller, MT-BC | Mediapolis, IA