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Sandy Golias will teach you how to improve your functional piano skills so that you feel confident with your fingers on the keys, while being fully present with your clients. Whether you are a professional Music Therapist, a student, or an intern, you will walk away with a renewed perspective on connecting with your clients musically. She will help you master chord inversions, right hand embellishments, genre distinctions, and piano licks. When you join us for this class, you will:

  • Overcome the fear of bringing the keyboard into your sessions
  • Build unwavering trust with your clients as you demonstrate stylistic mastery of their preferred genre
  • Put lead sheets into faster practical session application so that you never abandon your presence with your clients again
  • Spice up both hands to capture the true style of the song so that building client rapport happens quickly
  • Learn how to play piano “licks” for immediate recognition of the song
  • Add embellishment with the right hand to fill in those awkward pauses
  • Master the STYLE of songs from 3 genres minimum

Full course description

This course is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 6 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.)

This course comes with a VIP Membership!

  • Access to 100+ CMTEs at your fingertips
  • Monthly VIP Support Call – come share about your business, your work, your relationships, your EVERYTHING! We are here to support & uplift one another
  • 5 unlocks per month inside our renowned intervention idea database – search 100+ interventions for ideas based on your setting & your clients’ goals
  • Personalized support from Kat, our team, & our community – sign up includes a chat with Kat right away

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About the Instructor

Sandy Golias

Sandy Golias, MT-BC, CMDCP

Sandy is a board-certified music therapist and owner of Mountain Music Therapy Services in Colorado Springs, CO.  She is also currently working as a hospice music therapist with Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care in the Springs.

Before becoming a music therapist, Sandy got her Piano Performance and music education degrees from Barclay College in Kansas.  She was a Fine Arts Director in both public and private school settings for over 15 years where she taught general music and directed many musical productions for ages K4 – 12th grade. Since obtaining her MT-BC from Baldwin-Wallace University in Ohio, Sandy has worked with many populations; including adults living with intellectual disabilities, children on the medical waiver, adults living with Parkinson’s as well as patients in hospice and palliative care. The focus of Sandy’s business, however, is bringing group music therapy sessions to the senior population. Currently serving over 20 nursing, skilled, independent and memory care units; bringing compassion and dignity to this population are the hallmarks of Sandy’s business and her personal passion.

Sandy and her husband, Tim, love exploring the wonderful state of Colorado.  Most weekends find them camping where they soak in the magnificent mountain views!  They enjoy playing on their church’s worship team together, too, and hanging out with friends.

Kind Words

Sandy’s piano workshop was wonderfully interactive– there was plenty of time to ask questions. Sandy has a warm personality and is very patient and encouraging with all participants. She had us all send in music that we wanted to learn so the material was relevant and had a variety of styles. This was a very enjoyable class that I would recommend for all levels as Sandy adapted the course work to fit for everyone”


“I enjoyed the interactive quality of Sandy’s workshop. It flew by so quickly! I appreciated that she used repertoire that is common with our client base and gave alternative playing options… I could use what I learned immediately in sessions! I also liked that Sandy demonstrated some different accompaniments based on genre.”


“Many resources were provided for this workshop and the information presented was clear and concise. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone interested in furthering their piano skills. Sandy is knowledgeable, clear and encouraging to participants.”


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CBMT Relationship: The FUNdamentals of Piano with Sandy Golias, MT-BC, CMDCP is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 6 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.