Three weeks ago, I shared some big news on the show. The big news is that I am having a baby in August (and we later found out it’s a boy)! On that show, Kate Taylor shared some information about music assisted labor and delivery and some of her clients called in to testify to the great work that she does and how music therapy helped them. Last week, I spoke with Natasha Thomas. She updated us on the Loopy Stanley project and the work that she does at the School for the Blind and the School for the Deaf in North Dakota. With the upcoming change in my lifestyle, I am thinking about the future of this show. I would love to hear your feedback about the show and what you are interested in. Share your story with me: contact me at HeartBeatMusicTherapy.net. You can also call into this week’s show to join the conversation with my guests: 646-652-2850.
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Kim Bell is a music therapist at Children’s Hospital in New Orleans, LA and an Information Specialist for the American Music Therapy Association. She is trained in NICU Music Therapy, Infant Massage, and Neurologic Music Therapy.
Next week is Spring Break! So the Music Therapy Show will be taking a vacation. Enjoy your week! We will be back on March 22 talking with Ronna Kaplan about Community Music Schools.
Last week, my guest was Natasha Thomas.She is a graduate of the University of North Dakota (MS, Special Education, BM Music Therapy, BA Honors Program) & Board Certified Music Therapist, serving individuals statewide through North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB) and ND School for the Deaf, in addition to private clients she sees in the home and in settings like LISTEN Day Services and the LISTEN Drop-In Center. Natasha is also a member of the American Music Therapy Association and regularly attends their annual conferences. She enjoys educating her community on Music Therapy, supervising UND practica students, and teaching/performing Middle Eastern Dance in her spare time (when she has it!) Her twitter handle is @MusicMovesND. You can email her at Natasha.MTBC@gmail.com
I’m Janice Lindstrom, a board certified music therapist with over 15 years of experience using music to help adults and children work on motor skills, cognition, communication, and wellness. I’ve worked in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, nursing homes, schools, and home health care. I currently maintain a private practice in Dallas, TX offering music therapy and adapted piano and guitar lessons. I have met many moms and dads who are overwhelmed with caring for their child who has a learning, neurological, or developmental disability. My passion is to help parents make their lives easier, and more fun, by connecting with their child through musical play. We all know that music is essential for healthy brain development, but I know busy parents may not know where to start. So my mission is to provide resources that parents can easily use during their day to offer that musical stimulation that is so important for our children.