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The soothing powers of music

The soothing powers of music

You know how some things have the power to enhance our lives and we don’t even realize it?  For example; sunlight, colors, smells, and, of course, music.  Although we may not always understand why, studies have shown that all of these things can positively affect our…

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Music Therapy Happy Hour: Miami Style!

Music Therapy Happy Hour: Miami Style!

Wow – are music therapists a resilient bunch or what!  Despite Mother Nature’s best efforts, over 20 music therapists came out for our second music therapy happy hour.  Attendants ranged from music therapy students just beginning their internships to veteran MT’s looking to connect with…

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Music Therapy Being Used to Treat Premature Babies

Music Therapy Being Used to Treat Premature Babies

Even MORE great press about the effects of music therapy on premature babies and their families!  If you missed this wonderful story on NBC Nightly News this week, check it out below!  

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Music Therapy at the Williams Syndrome Association Family Picnic

This past weekend PBMTI was invited to co-lead a music therapy session for children with Williams Syndrome and their families.  Having never met a child with Williams Syndrome before, I was not sure what to expect.  In my five years of conducting music therapy groups, I…

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Co-treating with a music therapist 101

Co-treating with a music therapist 101

Are you a music therapist looking to get more engaged in your clients care? Are you a PT/SLP/OT/medical professional wondering how to integrate music therapy into your treatment plan?  If so, here are a few examples and tips for interdisciplinary co-treating in the field: 1) Music therapy…

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Music therapists do a lot more than sing

Music therapists do a lot more than sing

By: Andy Mulkerin Michelle Montgomery Muth took the long way from her hometown of St. Paul, Minn., to Pittsburgh. The Center Township resident went to college in Boston and got a degree in piano — then took several marketing jobs in Boston and Seattle, while…

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“Selling” Music Therapy

“Selling” Music Therapy

I was recently talking to one of my co-workers about working in sales and how it makes most people very uncomfortable.  I have seen several colleagues in therapy-related fields shy away from the word “sales” and respond with “I feel bad”.  Why do we feel bad?  Probably because we…

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Music therapy may aid brain damaged patients

Music therapy may aid brain damaged patients

By Jane Collingwood A review of the evidence to date suggests that music therapy can help patients recover their movements after experiencing brain damage. Brain damage can affect movement and language abilities, having a significant impact on quality of life. Patients may have had trauma…

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Music therapy could ease anxiety in patients with respiratory failure, study finds

Music therapy could ease anxiety in patients with respiratory failure, study finds

For critically ill patients who need ventilator support, listening to some favorite tunes could help quell anxiety levels, according to a new study. Researchers from Ohio State University found that patients who were on acute ventilatory support because of respiratory failure had decreased anxiety when…

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Music Therapy Happy Hour – Success!

Music Therapy Happy Hour – Success!

Last Thursday, PBMTI hosted our first ever networking event, a happy hour for music therapists! The SoFlo (South Florida) Music Therapy Professionals Happy Hour was advertised through social media and email with a goal of uniting music therapy professionals throughout the Martin, Palm Beach, Broward,…

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