Here’s what others are saying about The Attention & Perception E-Course:
“Thank you for creating The Attention and Perception E-Course! I have been encouraged, inspired, and moved to action by the way you presented this subject. Instructions to “Stop now and fill out creativity worksheet” were effective and I used several of the ideas that same week. My clients have responded positively to both the interventions and my renewed excitement. Your E-Course has been worth every penny and my clients and I thank you!”
– Lynda Miller, MT-BC
“I found that everything was clearly explained and loved the examples that followed. I would definitely recommend the course to others. I personally feel much more prepared to work with these young clients and feel that this course would provide anyone with fantastic new approaches. Thank you for another wonderful course!”
– Kaitlyn Southgate, Music Teacher
“Would I recommend the course to others? Oh, absolutely. Your voice is easy to listen to, your videos are excellently edited, and your material is succinct and straightforward. For someone with ADD, this was AWESOME and so simple to stay attentive. The edited videos of client interventions seamlessly fit into the instruction videos. It made it so easy to mentally jump from what a therapist can do to use this information and these techniques. Thank you for making it a fun learning experience!”
– Sarah Jarvis, Music Therapy Intern
“I loved the videos! It allowed me to see everything from the the slides being put into action. Which helps me a lot! I would recommend the course to others, because it is a great way to learn and understand about the clients you are serving and gave great ideas for interventions on how to serve them.”
– Ashley Grampp, Music Therapy Intern
“Chapter 2 and 3 were extremely informative. I found the section regarding addressing multiple levels of ability very helpful as well as the science background as it applies to perception and retention of information. Very informative and clear information from a real world perspective. Thank you again for such a great course, well organized too. I was telling my husband today that you are a gifted instructor and I think anyone who presents information could benefit from your content.”
– Carolyn Perkins, Music Teacher
“I worked in Special Ed for almost 25 years and you and I are on the same page. I loved the way you used your clarinet. I keep telling my interns to use their primary instrument. I have also tried to explain several of the concepts like the way you described the instrument and had them count the pieces while you put it away. Great to have video examples for my interns!”
– Debi Kret, MM, MT-BC
“I think the course is great. I didn’t realize there was so much to dissect about attention and perception, it was very informative. My favorite feature of the course was how organized everything was.”
– Laura Pruett, MT-BC
“The creativity worksheets really helped me work through the course and come up with new ideas. I would recommend the course to others, because it gets the creativity going and inspires you to try new things.”
– Olivia Jones, MT-BC
“I really liked how you showed so many examples of the techniques and interventions being use in actual music therapy sessions. I would recommend this E-Course to others! The course gave great information on how to engage clients in attention activities in a variety of different ways.”
– Ashlyn Riley, MT-BC
“I enjoyed watching the course instructor demonstrate the different techniques and how she offered additional ideas for sessions. I would recommend the course to others. The information was straightforward and very easy to follow, and it provided a great overview of the topic. Great course, thank you!”
– Sara Williams, MT-BC
“I think the videos were the most helpful and enjoyable! It is one thing to have something verbally explained to you and totally different experience when you can actually see an example of what you are being taught. I would recommend the course to others! I think this course has so many benefits for not only children with autism. I think it can be applied to other populations and great to have this information in your back pocket! It is something great to add to your MT tool box. It was wonderful, thank you Amy!”
– Nicole Birmaher, MT-BC
“I loved the opportunities to create my own interventions based on what I had learned! Yes I would recommend the course to others! It was a wonderful course and the information was presented clearly.”
– Bailey Skarpness, MT-BC
“My favorite feature of the course was learning detailed definitions of the types of attention. I would recommend the course to others because it was clear and thorough with lots of music materials.”
– Lindsey Perrault, MT-BC
Here’s what others are saying about Amy’s E-Course, Autism & Special Needs (previously on Music Therapy Ed):
“It was THE best course I have taken!! I love how she gave it to you in words, then SHOWED you!! It was perfect. Please teach another course! I love your style and would love to see more from you!”
– Amanda White, MT-BC
“I am so excited about this course! I LOVE the resources and songs you have included. I had an AHA moment during each lesson so far. I couldn’t stop watching the videos, I just got so excited. Now I’m going to go back and watch them all again and complete the action steps!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE this course! So very useful!”
– Julie DeKeyzer, MM, MT-BC
“What an information and idea packed course this has been. I’m particularly grateful for the activity ideas and the final creativity worksheet and action plan…This was exactly the sort of course I crave – facts, research, practical application, video demonstration, activity ideas…perfect!”
– Denise Travis, MM, MT-BC
“Just completed Chapter 1, and am already excited to incorporate several of the songs into my practice. The videos are awesome – it is so helpful to be able to watch you in action, Amy! I am SO loving the course! I hope that you will do more courses in the future! This course has been fantastic! :)”
– Kim Beck, MT-BC
Here’s what others are saying about Amy’s E-Course, Tune In To Teens – Creative Ideas for Connection & Music Therapy Session Planning:
“I think this was the most organized and clearly presented online music therapy course I have ever taken. Thank you for so much for the valuable and useful information. I really appreciated the amount of specific, practical, and useful ideas.”
– John Kneip, MT-BC • Music Therapist
“Lifesaver course. I’m working with high school and post-grad students for the first time. I struggled to make relevant, age-appropriate activities, and your course was the first thing I turned to. I’m having an easier time of it now and I thank you for the great information!”
– Julia Sullivan, MT-BC • Music Therapist
“Amy is very knowledgeable and quite obviously loves what she does. I believe that many music therapists would benefit from her knowledge of this particular clientele and well as the push to find your own creativity again. So often we get bogged down in the day to day and just need to reconnect and get some fresh insight.”
-Cynthia Fahey, MT-BC • Music Therapist
“It is the only comprehensive resource that I have been able to find online that has specifically helped me in planning my sessions.”
– Ali Howshall • Music Teacher
“This course was one of the most organized and thorough courses that I have taken! The instructor shared valuable information, suggestions, and provided materials and resources that I will definitely use with my clients. I appreciate examples of various music experiences that address the music therapy domains as well as strategies to help with challenging situations that may occur while working with this population.”
– Stacie Proctor, MM, MT-BC • Music Therapist
Here’s what others are saying about Amy’s E-Books & Resources:
“I highly recommend Amy’s book, Tuneful Teens. When I first started out as a new music therapist, the population that intimidated me the most was the tween and teen crowd. That’s why I was so excited when my friend and fellow music therapist Amy Kalas Buser launched her E-Book, Tuneful Teens. Amy provides everything you need — step by step procedures, templates, sheet music, etc. — to implement the interventions in your music therapy sessions.”
– Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC • Music Therapist
“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!”
– Michelle Nettle, MT-BC • Music Therapist
Who is this course designed for?
Music therapists, educators, and any other professional who wants to deepen their understanding of attention and perception, and use that knowledge to create engaging and effective musical experiences to target those processes. School psychologists, special ed teachers, regular ed teacher, and music teachers are all most welcome!
I purchased some of your E-Books and loved them! Are the ideas in the course different than the ideas in the E-Books?
Yes! All the ideas in The Attention & Perception E-Course are completely fresh and new, and do not appear anywhere in my E-Books or on my blog. That’s why I am SO excited to share this course with you!
How is the course set up?
The course is made up of three chapters, each containing multiple video lessons. In addition to all the videos, you’ll have access to a variety of course materials to download: slide decks (i.e. PowerPoints), sheet music, intervention explanations, colorful visuals, pop song rhythm sheets, listening guides, dance break MP3s, and creativity worksheets. You can work through the material at your own pace and have 3 – 6 months to complete the course, depending on the package you choose.
How do I purchase online?
It’s easy. Just choose the package that’s the best fit, and click on the button that says “I’m In!” You’ll enter your payment information (via Paypal, debit card or credit card). Following that, you’ll receive an email from me that welcomes you to the course and provides you with the link to register. You’ll create a unique and secure username and password that will allow you to access the course at any time from the comfort of your home.
Can I pay with a debit or credit card?
Yes absolutely! After you click on the I’m In!” button, the Paypal payment portal will open. Click near the bottom where it says “Pay with debit or credit card.”
Do you accept Purchase Orders?
Absolutely. To request an estimate or an invoice, or to submit a Purchase Order, email me at Amy@WHmusictherapy.com or click here to send me an email via our contact form.
Once I’m registered, how do I access the course?
To access the course, you’ll click on the Login button in the navigation bar of the Wholesome Harmonies website. You’ll enter your secure and individualized username and password. Once you do that you’ll be taken straight to Chapter 1 to begin watching the videos.
What happens if I have a tech issue while trying to log in to the course and watch the videos?
Fear not! If you have any questions, email me at Amy@WHmusictherapy.com or click here. I will typically respond within 24 hours (usually sooner) to help resolve the issue.
How do I obtain CMTE credits?
Complete the Course Evaluation Form and email the completed Creativity Worksheets to me at Amy@WHmusictherapy.com. Once the evaluation form and completed Creativity Worksheets are received, I’ll email your course certificate to you within one week. That certificate verifies that you have successfully completed the course for 5 – 15 continuing education credits, depending on which package you chose. I also keep a copy of the certificate on hand in the event that you should need it for a CBMT audit.
I have a question that’s not listed here.
No worries at all. Email me and I would be happy to answer any additional questions you have. Send an email to Amy@WHmusictherapy.com or click here.