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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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A Week In The Life of a Traveling Music Therapist

A Week In The Life of a Traveling Music Therapist

A Week in the Life of a Traveling Music Therapist by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC Have you ever heard people say: “I’m a traveling music therapist!” “I do home health work!” I can’t tell you how many times I heard that as a student. But in truth, I had no idea what it meant...

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Two Music Games to Use In Your Sessions This Week

Two Music Games to Use In Your Sessions This Week

Two Music Games to Use In Your Sessions This Week  by Miranda Rex, MA, MT-BC Sometimes we all need a bit of a mental break. For this reason, I like to use music games with my clients--kids and adults alike--because it gives everyone some respite from the “seriousness”...

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The Mozart Effect: Miracle or Myth?

The Mozart Effect: Miracle or Myth?

The Mozart Effect: Miracle or Myth?  by Madison Michel, MT-BC Madison here, on music and the brain. As I am completing my graduate course work at Colorado State University, I hope to share information that is interesting and informative with our followers! As music...

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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).