26Sep
2018
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{Musical Mini-Series} Part 3: Tempo

Ready for Part 3? This is the third post in the musical mini-series where we’re a closer look at our therapeutic medium: music. We started off by taking a glance at melody and the V7 chord. Next up is….(drumroll please)….tempo! How can we as music therapists use tempo to guide and elicit movements? When working with a […]

19Sep
2018
2

{Musical Mini-Series} Part 2: V7 Chord

If you were a practicum student or intern under my supervision, you inevitably heard me talk about my love of the V7 chord. This is a powerful chord that can be used as an incredible therapeutic tool to prompt a response from our clients (catch up on part 1 of this series by checking out […]

12Sep
2018
3

{Musical Mini-Series} Part 1: Melody

Last week, I introduced you to the mini-series I’m starting that focuses on our therapeutic medium: MUSIC. I’m excited to jump in because I want to take a look at a few musical elements and examine how they’re functioning to bring about positive changes in behavior. I’ll also dig into how enhancing our musical presentation […]

11May
2016
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Musical Goals and the Music Therapist

Do you ever set musical goals for yourself? As music therapists we are master goal writers! We assess our clients, create functional goals and objectives for them and track those goals throughout treatment. Have you ever thought of going through that same process for yourself, musically? It’s something that is top of mind for me […]

17Jan
2012
4

My Musical Goals

Now that the new year is in full swing, I’ve had some time to think about the goals I have for myself. In my post, Patience, Productivity, and Presence, I talked about those 3 words in more detail and how they will guide me through the new year. Regarding my goals for myself, I’m taking […]