After a week full of singing songs like “Where is your belly button?” and playing music that mostly revolves around the key of D major, it’s nice to have a diversion – musically speaking – by jamming with my fellow music therapists!
Every few weeks we’ll get together with guitars, keyboards, ukeleles, tambourines, and any other instruments we have on hand and jam together.
I wholeheartedly believe that as music therapists it’s important for us to keep up our musical skills.
Jamming helps us learn new repertoire and practice harmonizing; it helps us practice arranging song material; it encouarges us to play our non-primary (or maybe non-preferred!) instrument; and it’s just plain fun!
After practicing, we play at Open Mic Night at Titanic Restaurant and Brewery. Here are a few pictures from our performances…
January 2010 ~ My former intern and friend Amber Ewers and I playing “Free Fallin'” by Tom Petty and “Mr. Jones” by Counting Crows –
July 2010 ~ Pre-show for our co-workers at UCP –
Singing with Amber Ewers and my two former interns Patricia Chaviano and Sevrina Tindal. We practiced together one night and sang the next! Our set? “Hallelujah” byJeff Buckley, “The Chain” by Ingrid Michaelson, and “Your Love” by the Outfield (80s Flashback!!) –
December 2010 ~ Amber and I singing “Wintersong” by Sara Bareillis and Ingrid Michaelson and a jazzed up version of “Walkin’ in a Winter Wonderland” (Christmas classic)-
Do YOU ever get together with fellow MTs and jam?
I wrote about other ways I connect with the MTs in Miami here. What are some ways YOU connect with other MTs in your area?