Category Archives: Music Therapy

TEDx: When Meds Fail: A Case for Music Therapy

After several tough classes and lessons today, I needed an energy boost.  I watched a TEDx talk “When Meds Fail: A Case for Music Therapy” by Tim Ringgold, who talks about music as medicine, the positive effects of music, and … Continue reading

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Music Therapy Advocacy: Share A Story

January is Music Therapy Advocacy month! It is an exciting month for music therapy as Ben Folds has #FollowMTWeek on Twitter and is one of my Twitter followers.  He is an awesome cheerleader and a huge supporter of music therapy. … Continue reading

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Music Therapy: Numbers That Start With 1

In addition to music classes, I provide individual music therapy services at The Parish School.  Teachers refer students to music therapy for music support in academics or self-help skills.  Through the music of song or instrument play, students gain extra … Continue reading

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2012 AMTA Conference Wrap-Up

  The winds blew me to St. Charles, IL, with the help of a plane, to the National American Music Therapy Association Conference, “Changing Winds: Innovations in Music Therapy” from October 7th to 14th.   For 4 days, I attended … Continue reading

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In The News: Life Long Benefits of Music

An article came out a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times about the long time benefits of early music lessons.  (Click here to read article.)  Researchers found that music lessons during childhood changes the brain and those … Continue reading

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