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Down Syndrome Awareness Month Interview with Miss Karen

In celebration of Down Syndrome Awareness Month we took a minute to catch up with our child specialist, “Miss Karen” Karen House, MT-BC.  Check out what she had to say about working with children with Down Syndrome. What made you pursue a career in music…

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Supercharge Your MT Practice – with Spotify!

By Catherine Nielsen, MT-BC If you are looking for a way to expand your repertoire, enjoy more music, make your own playlists, and share music with friends, try Spotify. This new music sharing tool can benefit both you personally and your music therapy practice, and…

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Guest Blog: Mind&Melody

Guest Blog: Mind&Melody

Mind&Melody seeks to implement a long-term volunteer based music program, involving musically inclined students, older adults and participants experiencing memory loss at local centers. The program welcomes college and high school students, as well as members of the community to participate in sharing the power of…

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GUEST DJ: Songs for Veterans

GUEST DJ: Songs for Veterans

We are so pleased to feature our first Guest DJ,  Shashanna Orellano, MM, MT-BC, for our new Spotify channel.  Shashanna is a full-time music therapist at the West Palm Beach VA in South Florida.  With Patriots and Veterans Day coming up in the calendar, we…

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Comforting the Bereaved

Comforting the Bereaved

By Elisa Aven M.M., MT-BC Grief is a complicated and painful emotion. It is universal in that we as humans will inevitably all experience some type of loss in our lives, however, the grief experience is unique to each individual. Throughout my work as a…

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Musical Chairs

Musical Chairs

By Karen House, M.S., MT-BC Working with children on the Autism spectrum, I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter how amazing I think my session plan is, sometimes it just doesn’t go as expected. There can be any number of factors in a child’s day that…

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Why Music Therapy Works at Camp

Why Music Therapy Works at Camp

As a hospice music therapist, my colleagues and I always looked forward to that one weekend a year when we would get a chance to step out of the hospitals and nursing homes and share music with grieving children at the annual bereavement camp.  This…

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Confessions of a Music Therapy Newb

Confessions of a Music Therapy Newb

By Ali Sailer, MT-BC Nearing the end of my first month as a board-certified music therapist at PBMTI, I have accumulated plenty of thoughts and feelings which I will reflect on in this brief blog post for the benefit of anyone who would like to…

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A Day in the Life of a MT-BC

A Day in the Life of a MT-BC

By Bree Beynon, MT-BC The fact that I now can’t get the Beatles “A Day in the Life” out of my head should give you a small idea of where this blog is heading.  Prepare to enter the busy mind and schedule of a musician/clinician/business…

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The Less “Happy” Aspects of Memorial Day

The Less “Happy” Aspects of Memorial Day

By Shashanna Orellano, MM, MT-BC Happy Memorial Day!  A day off, a celebration of the start of summer, sales and discounts, barbecue, beach, adult beverages.  These are the associations we civilians have of Memorial Day.  But, for Veterans, Memorial Day often means something very different. …

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