Category Archives: The Basics of Music Therapy

Stress & Anxiety: How Can Music Help?

I am sure that every single person that reads this has turned to music on a stressful day. Music serves as a great distractor, a channel for expression and a go-to for increasing relaxation. But did you know there is … Continue reading

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#MusicTherapy in Action: A Thursday Therapy Tune Special

In the spirit of Music Therapy Advocacy Month, I felt that sometimes it is best to see music therapy in action in order to understand it. Therefore, today’s Thursday Therapy Tune features an amazing young man I have grown to … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be a Music Therapy Advocate…. Join the Project! #MTAdvocacy

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January is Music Therapy Advocacy month which means that music therapists across the country are working extra hard to spread awareness about our profession. We advocate so passionately so that music therapy can become more widespread and the value can be … Continue reading

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Don’t Let it Scare You! #MusicTherapy Won’t Bite!

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Halloween is just around the corner and I have been up to my eyeballs in music and interventions revolving around this “spooky” holiday. However, even though I have been singing about witches, ghosts and devils, there is not one part of my session … Continue reading

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Have You Considered Group #MusicTherapy? Check Out the Benefits!

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Just as other therapies, music therapy can be offered individually or with a group of people. Though individual therapy is great and is designed specifically for the individual being treated, groups offer some great advantages. Music therapy groups can be provided for many … Continue reading

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#MusicTherapy: Did You Know It’s Cost Effective?!

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Let’s face it. Therapy is expensive. Especially if you don’t have insurance, then it’s a whole other realm of expensive. Fortunately, music therapy doesn’t have to be unobtainable to those who truly will benefit from it. Though insurance reimbursement for … Continue reading

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3 Reasons to Consider #MusicTherapy

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Choosing a type of therapy can be a tough decision. There are so many options for types of treatment and therapies one may  become feeling overwhelmed. However, there is one type of therapy that you shouldn’t cross off your list … Continue reading

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#MusicTherapy and #SocialSkills… 4 Reasons Why They Are A Perfect Match

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Social skills are an area of interest for many therapists and their clients. Not only are social skills a vital area of development for children, adults may still be working on developing these skills as well. In later years, or perhaps in … Continue reading

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Music, Physical and Occupational Therapists: How We Can Work Together

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As the music therapy profession grows, so does the opportunity for collaboration among other therapists. This post will address two specific therapists in particular: physical therapists (PTs) and occupational therapists (OTs). Music therapists can (and do) work with PTs and OTs … Continue reading

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Holding onto the Music: 5 Ways #MusicTherapy Aids with #Alzheimer’s Disease

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Not only is summer fast approaching, but June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month. I’m sure that almost every person who reads this knows of someone who has lived with or currently is living with Alzheimer’s disease. Perhaps a family … Continue reading

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