Join the waitlist to stay up to date on when the course will be released. You’ll also have access to freebies and a discounted rate when the course is open for enrollment!

Are you looking to start your own music therapy business, but don’t know where to begin?

Do you want to start a side hustle offering creative resources to bring in passive income, but feel overwhelmed with the tech side of things?

I can relate.

Starting a music therapy business can feel overwhelming. There are taxes, licenses, and registrations. There are NPIs and EINs, and everything varies by state!

As someone who likes clear, step-by-step instructions for how to do things, but couldn’t find this kind of information when I was starting my business, I wanted to create this for other music therapists.

MT Biz 101 is an E-Course designed to shorten the learning curve and show you in simple, concrete steps how to start and run a successful music therapy business.

Do not let the overwhelm or uncertainty stop you.

Having a successful music therapy business has changed my life for the better and it will change yours too.

You get to create a schedule that works for you (Want a Mon – Thurs work week? No problem. Want to finish your work day by 3pm? You got it).

You get to choose the work that lights you up the most, whether it’s creating E-Books, doing direct client service, or managing a team of therapists.

And, you get to set your rates, take control of your finances, and make a great living doing what you love.

The MT Biz 101 E-Course will take you through the steps needed to launch and grow your business, and it is coming out soon!

Join the waitlist to stay up to date on when the course will be released. You’ll also have access to freebies and a discounted rate when the course is open for enrollment!

The MT Biz 101 E-Course has three packages available:

🎼 Basic: E-Course 
3 months of access
8 continuing ed credits
(pre-approved by CBMT)
The E-Course is divided into two parts. In Part 1, we’ll start by taking a look at the pros and cons of business ownership. Following that, I’ll walk you through how to get your business up and running with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

In Part 2, we’ll dig a little deeper into the nuts and bolts of starting and running a successful business. We’ll look at marketing, pricing, paperwork, multiple streams of income, and building your team.

After watching the course videos, you’ll read articles on business growth and development, and complete Business Brainstorming Worksheets. These worksheets prompt you to set goals and a vision for your business, and encourage you to organize the information you need to launch and grow your business.

Advanced: E-Course | Article Review & Reflection Qs
6 months of access
12 continuing ed credits
(pre-approved by CBMT)
For the article review portion of the program, you’ll read several articles on goal setting, customer retention, marketing, and business expansion and growth. You’ll complete a Business Brainstorming Worksheet designed to help you pull out the relevant information, apply it to your business, and use that information to create a plan of action.

🎸 Pro: E-Course | Article Review + Reflection Qs | Business Mentoring
6 months of access
20 continuing ed credits
(pre-approved by CBMT)

For the business mentoring portion of the program, you’ll have access via email and Zoom calls to ask Amy, the course instructor, any questions as you go through the course. Each of the six months will have a topic to help guide your inquiries:

Month 1 – Marketing & Finding new clients
Month 2 – Financials & Rates
Month 3 – Paperwork
Month 4 – Multiple Streams of Income
Month 5 – Building Your Team
Month 6 – Any Questions Welcome!

Your instructor, Amy Kalas Buser, MM, MT-BC:

  • Received her BM and MM degrees in music therapy from University of Miami (UM)
  • Has run a successful business for over 18 years
  • Leads a team of 15 music therapists who provide services across FL, PA, MD, & DC
  • Serves as an Adjunct Professor of Music Therapy at UM, teaching music therapy courses online
  • Has research on joint attention published in the Journal of Music Therapy
  • Has taught the popular E-Courses: The Autism & Special Needs Course (previously on Music Therapy Ed), Tune In To Teens, and The Attention & Perception E-Course

Here’s what music therapists and educators are saying about Amy’s other E-Course offerings:

The Autism & Special Needs E-Course (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


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


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


Other 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


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