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!
Using Art in Music Therapy Sessions by Emily Hammer, Music Therapy Intern. If you’re looking to expand your repertoire of interventions or spice up your reliable ones, this read is for you!
Resonator bells go by many different names depending on who you ask: tone bars, bells, chime bars, even the “deconstructable xylophone.” For the purpose of observing the history of the resonator bells, we can assume that modern resonator bells have developed as modifications of the xylophone.
Body percussion is a great, low-material option for addressing a variety of goals. It lends itself to the virtual music-making of teletherapy or being a quick and easy addition to a session.
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...
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
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.
6 Ways to Reduce Stress with Music During this time in our society, there are people experiencing many emotions such as depression, anxiety, and stress. Finding appropriate outlets and ways to express yourself could be hard or difficult. The use of music has been...
All music therapists have favorite apps that they can’t live without. I’ve compiled a list of iPad apps that I use every single day as a home and community-based music therapist.