Trigger Warning: Before you begin reading, please be aware this blog post contains material on self harm and suicide. I am observing a music therapy session where my supervisor is singing “The Calming Song” to a client. The lyrics go like this: Some of the … Continue readingMental Health of a Music Therapist
5 Ways to Advocate by Olivia Harrington A person enters the room with egg shakers rattling in their bag, a guitar strapped on their shoulder, scarves hanging from their music bag, and a large djembe hooked under their arm. This is what staff members, clients, … Continue readingMusic Therapy Advocacy
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 makes headlines, but we wanted to dig up an old article and share it again. CNN published a fine article about Music Therapy titled, “When patients have ‘music emergencies’,” by Elizabeth Landau. The 2013 article features Brian Jantz, MT BC, NMT from the … Continue readingCNN on Music Therapy
Tonight I am going to see Ben Folds perform! Beyond his great music, many music therapists love his understanding of and advocacy for music therapy. Back in January of 2013, Ben said, “I’m not a Music Therapist but I believe in it strongly enough to … Continue readingBen Folds
In honor of Music Therapy Advocacy Month, Dr. Dena Register asks, “Are you a Connector, Reflector, or Director?“ Know thyself better, then apply your unique perspectives and skills to advance the field of Music Therapy! Connectors seek to understand people’s interests and motivations in order … Continue readingConnector, Reflector, or Director?
Music Therapy is the specialized application of evidence-based music interventions to accomplish non-musical objectives through a therapeutic relationship with a Music Therapist – Board Certified (MT-BC). Whereas “music medicine” is the use of passive music listening in waiting rooms, surgery centers, emergency departments, and other … Continue readingDid Your Hospital Make the 2015 Honor Roll?