Music therapy intern Nathalie Hernandez shares her love for and experience with Latin music in this personal and informative blog post. An essential requirement to becoming a skilled music therapist is having a repertoire list with popular songs from various decades and genres; one of … Continue readingLatin Music Styles for the Music Therapist
Looking for a fun way to start conversations about all of the unique things that we hear, see, touch, taste and smell? Check out James Riley’s 5 Senses song! A fun mindfulness technique to help kiddos explore what each sense really is, and identify 5 … Continue readingI Sense So Much!
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!
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