May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our communities. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month—a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans. The theme for this year is [...]
Maria Ramey, MT-BC, is a graduate of the music therapy program at California State University Northridge. While working as a music therapist at Hope University, a fine arts program for adults with developmental disabilities, Maria wrote the book Group Music Activities for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, a collection of 100 session activity [...]
Pamela Ott is my guest. Pamela is a Musician, Mother, Board Certified Music Therapist and believer in music’s ability to encourage, enhance and assist in a child’s development. Since Music Therapy is out of the reach of many children that could truly benefit from it and music programs have been reduced due to budget cuts, [...]
On April 27, Roia Rafieyan will join me to talk about her work as a music therapist in a state facility for folks who have a variety of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Most of the folks she works with are on the autism spectrum, and mostly they don’t use speech to communicate. She blogs at [...]
Strength-Based Improvisation is a new approach that is geared for participants with any amount of improvisation experience. Participants may use the instrument of their choice, which can include percussion or voice. Non-threatening experiential opportunities are aimed at personal exploration while simultaneously learning approaches to engage clients.
This week, my guest is one of my music therapy idols: Annette Whitehead-Pleaux. Having worked in music therapy for almost 20 years, Annette Whitehead-Pleaux currently works with pediatric burn patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children-Boston. There she provides clinical services that focus on pain management, anxiety management, reduction in trauma symptoms, body image, improving [...]
We are at the end of Music Therapy Month. Let me know what you did to celebrate Music Therapy Month and I’ll announce Music Therapy Month activities (big or small) on my radio show! You can click that link to go to my contact page.
I’m on Spring Break! But because it’s Music Therapy Month, the MT Show is not. On March 16, I’ll give you a behind-the-scenes look at The Music Therapy Show. If you’ve ever wondered how the show works, I’ll tell all on this episode!
Daniel Tague, MME, MT-BC, is currently pursuing a doctorate in music therapy at Florida State University where he teaches a music therapy drumming course, class guitar and the lab portion of Psychology of Music and Behavior. Daniel also runs music therapy groups and research at an in-patient psychiatric hospital in Georgia. He recently moved from [...]
Judith Pinkerton is my guest this week to talk about Music Therapy in Las Vegas, NV, Music4Life, and iPod-ology. She has been broadcasting since 2010 on AllTalkRadio.com Music4Life where she interviews guests and explains how music therapy works with a variety of populations and settings. She also explains how YOU can use music more effectively [...]