For the Community
Shop Small and Give Music
Shop Small and Give Music by Nikki Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC. Supporting small businesses is a wonderful way to give back to your community! When you choose Heart and Harmony Music Therapy, you help us provide our employees with important benefits like health insurance – something
What Does Telehealth Music Therapy Look Like?
What Does Telehealth Music Therapy Look Like? by Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC. Over the past couple of years, our world has become increasingly more familiar with video calling. Meetings and appointments are often carried out online rather than in person, therapy included! So what does therapy – specifically music therapy – look like via telehealth? How does that even work?
Therapy Buzzwords: Empathy
Therapy Buzzwords: Empathy by Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC. It’s time for some more therapy buzzwords! Today, we’re breaking down empathy.
Therapy Buzzwords: Anxiety
Therapy Buzzwords: Anxiety by Taylor Cockrum, MT-BC. Let’s break down a therapy buzzword: anxiety!
A Synopsis and Review of Hearing Voices: A Memoir of Madness by Eric Coates
A Synopsis and Review of Hearing Voices: A Memoir of Madness by Eric Coates posted by Jordan Bailey, MT-BC. This book was so profound to me when I read it for the first time that I was very excited to crack it open again.
Books You Can Sing
Books You Can Sing by Nikki Belshe Lanza, MNLM, MT-BC We’ve compiled a list of our favorite singable books for music educators, music therapists, caregivers, and anyone who loves to sing!
Music and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Musicians overall perform better than controls on rhythm perception, temporal discrimination tasks, sensorimotor timing tasks, and inhibitory control tasks. They also have larger brain volume in the motor control areas like the cerebellum and basal ganglia and cognitive control regions in the frontal and parietal lobes (Slater & Tate, 2018). The enhancement of these neural regions and networks suggests that there is potential for experience (musical training) to shape neural systems.
How Can We Increase Access to Music Therapy? 10Qs with Nikki Belshe Lanza, Founder and President, Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund
How Can We Increase Access to Music Therapy? 10 Questions with Nikki Belshe Lanza, Founder and President, Fort Worth Music Therapy Fund At Heart and Harmony, we believe that therapy should be equitable, accessible, and normalized - music therapy included! When our...
Sensory Processing Disorder: What the DSM Doesn’t Tell You
When you think of sensory processing, you might initially think of smelling perfumes and flowers, feeling a soft blanket, listening to traffic outside your apartment, and so on. These are certainly important aspects of sensory processing, but this is only a small part of the whole
Simple Adaptations for Music Education
Check out our favorite tips for music therapists and music teachers alike who need to think outside the box and implement adaptations in their music lessons.