Presentations and Workshops

Presentations and Workshops

Presentations 

(Each presentation is 1 hour long)

Music Therapy 101 - A general overview of the music therapy profession; what it is, how it began, and who it can benefit. This presentation is appropriate for any setting interested in learning about the basics of music therapy.

Music Therapy and Self-Care - Learn about the therapeutic benefits of music and how therapeutic music can be incorporated into your life.  This presentation is appropriate for any setting and is especially for caregivers.

Music Therapy in Medicine - An overview of how music therapy can benefit patients with various medical needs. This presentation discusses the benefits of music therapy in a medical organization for patients, families, and staff. A summary of research related to the physical effects of music including reduced pain, decreased muscle tension, reduced blood pressure, improved respiration, and effect on the brain will be provided.  This presentation is appropriate for any medical setting.

Music Therapy in Early Childhood Education - An overview of how music therapy can benefit students of all levels of functioning. This presentation explores the effects of music therapy for children with autism, ADD/ADHD, developmental delays, emotional / behavior disorders, mental or physical disabilities, or other needs to help them meet academic, behavior, social and emotional goals. This presentation is appropriate for a preschool or elementary age educational setting.

Music Therapy for Pain Management - A specific look at the use of music therapy for patients with chronic and acute pain and how music can be beneficial during painful medical procedures.  This presentation is appropriate for any medical setting.

Music Therapy for Rehabilitation - An overview of how music therapy can benefit and motivate patients in speech, physical, occupational or cognitive rehabilitation.  This presentation is appropriate for any medical and rehabilitation setting.

Music Therapy and Hospice - An overview of the role of music therapy in hospice care.  A look at the physical, emotional, psychosocial and spiritual benefits of music therapy with patients and their families at end of life. This presentation is appropriate for any medical and hospice setting.

Music and the Brain - An overview of Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT), a specific certification in the field of music therapy.  Learn how music can impact the different areas of the brain and help patients who live with neurological impairments.  This presentation is appropriate for any medical setting.

 

Workshops

(Each workshop can be offered as a one time event or as part of a multi-week program.  Contact us to discuss how a workshop can be customized to meet your needs.)

Rhythms of the World: A Therapeutic Drumming Workshop - Experience instruments and rhythms from around the world in an up-beat, energetic group setting. No previous music experience is required. This workshop is designed to promote team building, support, improve self-confidence, and productivity.  This workshop is appropriate for any medical, education, community or corporate setting.

Healing Drum Circle - This workshop is designed to increase support and healing for caregivers, family members, or individuals with medical, emotional, or physical needs. Interactive drumming, music and imagery, and music for relaxation in a supportive, relaxing environment.  This workshop is appropriate for any setting.

Music Enrichment Training for Educators - How to Use Music In Your Classroom -  This workshop is for educators in preschool and elementary settings who work with gifted, neuro-typical, or special education children.  This workshop explores strategies for using music as a success-oriented approach to learning.  Learn how to use music to improve transitions between classroom activities, help students follow directions more quickly, and teach academic and social skills.  We also provide an introduction to basic instruments and music activities. This workshop is for teachers with or without a music background.

Contact us to schedule any of these events at your work place.  Each presentation and workshop is provided by a board certified music therapist.