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This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin: A Review

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin: A Review

This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin: A Review by Molly Harrell, MTI Who is this book for? A compelling merger of neuroscience and music, This is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession is a comprehensive account of music and all of its...

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7 Ideas For Your Halloween Themed Music Therapy Session

7 Ideas For Your Halloween Themed Music Therapy Session

7 Ideas for Your Halloween-Themed Music Therapy Session by Sammi Graham, MT-BC I just love holiday-themed sessions - especially Halloween.  Halloween is a day that we are encouraged to embrace our inner child by dressing and eating exorbitant amounts of candy. Or, as...

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How Music Can Help You Feel Safe and Supported During Labor

How Music Can Help You Feel Safe and Supported During Labor

How Music Can Help You Feel Safe and Supported During Labor by Sammi Graham, MT-BC Whether it’s a mom dancing in her hospital gown to pass the time, or a dad playing Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It” on his phone to lighten the mood, most of us have seen viral videos of people...

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A Music Therapist’s Go-To Guide for Instruments

A Music Therapist’s Go-To Guide for Instruments

A Music Therapist's Go-To Guide for Instruments and Resources by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC As music therapists, we need a lot of instruments. But one question that comes up for new professionals or seasoned therapists when making job transitions is: what are your...

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Making an Impact on Your Internship Applications

Making an Impact on Your Internship Applications

Making an Impact on Your Internship Applications by Annie Roberson, MT-BC and Madison Michel, MT-BC It's that time of year, folks - music therapy internship applications will be due very soon! Once you've narrowed down your top choices, it's time to put your best foot...

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What is Music Therapy? Elevator Speeches and Quick Pitches

What is Music Therapy? Elevator Speeches and Quick Pitches

What is Music Therapy? Elevator Speeches and Quick Pitches  by Annie Roberson, MT-BC If you’re a music therapist, a music therapy student, or someone who loves a music therapist, you’ve probably found yourself trying to quickly explain music therapy to a bewildered...

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Top 10 Classic Rock Songs for Children

Top 10 Classic Rock Songs for Children

Top 10 Classic Rock Songs for Children  by Sammi Graham, MT-BC If you work primarily with children as a music therapist, you know how redundant children’s music can get. Classic children’s tunes are great because they work, but have you considered adapting songs from...

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“It’s In God’s Hands” by Tim Siegel: A Review

“It’s In God’s Hands” by Tim Siegel: A Review

"It's in God's Hands" by Tim Siegel: A Review by Lilah Pittman, MA, MT-BC with introduction by Madison Michel, MT-BC Madison here, with a brief introduction to Lilah’s book review on “It’s in God’s Hands,” written by Tim Siegel.  I met Tim and Luke Siegel in November...

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Interactive Picture Books to Use in Music Therapy

Interactive Picture Books to Use in Music Therapy

Interactive Picture Books to Use in Music Therapy by Sarah Coury-Rios, MME, MT-BC Have you ever been wandering the bookstore or library, looking through children's books and wondering about ways that you could incorporate them into music therapy sessions? I definitely...

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Top 10 Indie and Alternative Pop/Rock Songs for Children

Top 10 Indie and Alternative Pop/Rock Songs for Children

Top 10 Indie and Alternative Pop/Rock Songs for Children  by Sammi Graham, MT-BC I love Raffi and Laurie Berkner as much as the next music therapist, but our tried and true songs can get stale after a while. So, if you’re looking to refresh your repertoire of...

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Heart and Harmony Music Therapy

Heart and Harmony is a team of like-minded therapists who are committed to providing high-quality music therapy services to the DFW community.

What is music therapy?

“Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.” (AMTA, 2010).