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Holiday Guest DJ: Part 3 – Judeo-Christian and Winter Solstice Advent

Holiday Guest DJ: Part 3 – Judeo-Christian and Winter Solstice Advent

By Trent Barrick, MT-BC Songs for Advent! Advent takes place in a dark season, celebrated during the winter when the nights are longer and the daylight is shorter. Advent means “coming” or “waiting.” But what IS Advent? How does it impact us today? Advent can…

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Holiday Guest DJ: Part 2 – Hanukkah

Holiday Guest DJ: Part 2 – Hanukkah

  By Trent Barrick, MT-BC and Elisa Aven, M.M., MT-BC Happy Hanukkah! Tonight (Dec 16th), Hanukkah starts at sundown and lasts for 8 crazy nights (ending on Christmas Eve). The dates of Hanukkah change every year just like the other Jewish holidays because the Hebrew calendar is based…

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Ten Tips to Get You through the Holidays If You Are Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

Ten Tips to Get You through the Holidays If You Are Caring for Someone with Dementia or Alzheimer’s

By Tina Antonucci, Dementia Care Specialist  1.  BREATHE It’s going to be O.K.  Here are some tips that will help you through the holiday season if you are caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or Dementia.  The first step is to breathe.  Make sure you put…

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Holiday Guest DJ: Part 1 – Kwanzaa

Holiday Guest DJ: Part 1 – Kwanzaa

By Trent Barrick, MT-BC I’m ecstatic to share this Spotify playlist for the holiday season! There is plenty music to use for personal or professional use, as well as a little history and cultural insight as well go along! Let’s begin with Kwanzaa! Originally created…

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A Letter & Announcement from Catherine Nielsen, Founder of PBMTI

A Letter & Announcement from Catherine Nielsen, Founder of PBMTI

Dear PBMTI Staff, Friends and Family, Today, I am thrilled to share that Bree Beynon has accepted the challenge to become the Managing Partner of The Palm Beach Music Therapy Institute. Bree first worked with PBMTI as a contract music therapist, then as a full-time…

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The Per Diem Music Therapist: How to be an Effective Interim

The Per Diem Music Therapist: How to be an Effective Interim

By Sarah Sparrow, MT-BC Has this ever happened to you?: You are facilitating a music therapy session that is not one of your regulars. The group meets weekly but you are just covering for a colleague. You walk into the facility, introduce yourself to the…

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The New AMTA Conference Mobile Site!

It’s time to get ready for the AMTA Conference 2014!  Can you believe we are only a week away?? This year, AMTA is debuting a brand new mobile site for all conference attendees, sponsors, and exhibitors.  To access this helpful new tool, simply visit www.amtaconference.org from your…

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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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