When it comes to looking at goals and areas of need for my teen clients, creativity and self-expression continually come to the top of my list, in terms of importance.

With the upheaval that teens have experienced due to the pandemic, promoting creativity and giving them opportunities for self-expression seem more important now than ever before.

Each time I sit down to session plan for my music therapy sessions, I make sure to add in these kinds of opportunities.

I’ve used GarageBand

facilitated Hawaiian Music & Art Experiences

and led this Pirate Creative Listening Experience (which was a total hit!)

I also made sure to include these kinds of creative music experiences in Tune In To Teens, the E-Course I created for music therapists and educators.

In the E-Course (which opens for enrollment NEXT WEEK!) you learn:

Music therapy interventions that target the following goals: Increasing self-expression, enhancing self-awareness, and increasing self-esteem.

Music That Tells a Story: Learn how to facilitate this experience, exactly what questions to ask, what musical pieces to use, and multiple variations and ideas for extension.

Rapping: If rapping makes you feel uncomfortable or self-conscious – first of all, I’ve been there; and second of all, I’ve got you covered. In the course, you get step-by-step instructions for how to facilitate rapping experiences using basic tools that you likely already have. You’ll also get sample themes and sentence starters so you have a concrete place to start.

Rap Track MP3s: You’ll receive rap track hip hop beats and learn how you can use them in multiple creative ways during rapping, movement, and instrument playing experiences.

GarageBand Tutorial: You can watch a GarageBand tutorial for Mac and iPad, so you’ll be able to create your own looped beats and assist your clients in creating their own.

In addition to all these ideas, the E-Course is JAM PACKED with creative intervention ideas in other domains, new songs, session planning inspiration, and strategies for success when working with teens with autism and other special needs. Course participants have access to sheet music, looped hip hop beats, original song MP3s, session videos, and creativity worksheets that can be downloaded and saved.

Participants can receive between 5 – 15 pre-approved CMTE credits (depending on which package you choose) and have access to a VIP forum with personalized instructor support (win-win right?!)

Enrollment for the E-Course only opens twice per year.

Join the waitlist by entering your name and email below, so you don’t miss when the doors for enrollment are open (and close again).

When you join the waitlist, you’ll hear about special discounts and promotions, and how you can access free bonus material. Plus, you’ll get this freebie right away: Yo’ Guide To Rapping With Confidence. A step-by-step procedure for how to create meaningful raps with your teen clients and students.

Be sure to stay tuned…

Over the next few weeks on the blog, I’ll be highlighting some of the special features of Tune In To Teens that make it stand out from other continuing education courses.

Catch up on past course highlight posts here, here, and here.

More than 100 music therapists, educators, and professionals have taken the E-Course and successfully put the ideas into use in their sessions and classrooms.

Michelle Nettle, MT-BC said this when she completed the course: “Amy is a great presenter and I would definitely take more of her online CMTE courses! I hope you keep creating more E-Books and CMTE online courses. I love all the ones you currently have available. You are great and your ideas and presentation are so creative and also easy to implement, as you do a great job of “breaking” all the interventions down. Thank you and please keep creating!”

If you’re interested in learning more about the E-Course, be sure to hop on the wait list now!