We are so thankful for the ability to meet with so many families through video conferencing programs, but very dearly miss visiting our many friends living in nursing homes. We understand that watching a song on YouTube isn’t nearly the same as sharing a real … Continue readingYouTube Music!
Although we can’t meet in person right now, we are excited to meet online! Music lessons and music therapy are now available through video conferencing. All ages and all abilities welcome! Please call or email us for more information! Music Therapy St. Pete, LLC has … Continue readingTelehealth
Guest post by MTSP Intern, Kaylin Berner. Share the holiday spirit with friends and family! Enjoy classical piano, popular guitar, pop/rock violin, and Christmas vocal performances by the MTSP team and several of our awesome adaptive music lesson students. Join the fun by singing a … Continue readingMTSP Showcase 2019
Music Therapy St. Pete is proud to work as a small team to best provide the highest-quality care across the greater Saint Petersburg area. Our team is composed of some amazing therapists with specific training, diverse clinical experiences, American Music Therapy Association membership, credentials of … Continue readingMeet Our Team!
The Kidz Club PPEC (Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care) provides skilled nursing care for children birth to 21 years old with ongoing medical conditions. This program is a very helpful alternative to home health or institutionalized services, which allows families to enjoy a more typical day. … Continue readingThe Kidz Club St. Petersburg
Songwriting is a powerful yet flexible technique. Among many purposes and applications, music therapists write original material to personalize sessions, teach nonmusical material or behaviors, and engage in the therapeutic process. A Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC) will help clients write songs to express … Continue readingSongwriting in Music Therapy Practice
Writing songs is easy! This simple technique uses the 12-bar blues pattern. These chord changes can be dressed up in countless ways, but the basic progression, written in Roman numerals, plays: I I I I – IV IV I I – V IV I I. … Continue readingSimple Blues Songwriting
Students who want to help others, and enjoy playing music, may consider a career in music therapy. Perhaps you were raised by parents who work in medical or educational settings, or you really enjoyed volunteering at a skilled nursing facility. Maybe you’re interested in psychology, … Continue readingMusic Therapy Education
Why should music therapists be mindful of vocal health, and what can we do to protect our speaking and singing voices? If we need partial or complete vocal rest, what are some suggestions for adapting music therapy sessions? THIS IS DEMANDING WORK! I have lost … Continue readingVocal Health
“We all know that music can make us feel good, tap our toes, clap our hands, or even make us sad. But did you know that music has the power to activate and change your brain?” Debbie Yones of Voices of Hope for Aphasia published … Continue readingMusic Changes the Brain of People with Aphasia