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[PT Post] Are Musical Genres Outdated?

by Kimberly on May 27, 2016 · 0 comments

As a musician, one of the hardest questions for me to answer is “what kind of music do you like?” My current rote answer is “Well, it depends on my mood. Sometimes I like…” and then I continue on by listing several examples of different musical genres and the mood I associate them with…
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Letter to a Future Music Therapy Student

by Kimberly on May 18, 2016 · 4 comments

There are certain questions I receive on a regular basis as both an educator and a blogger. Hands down the most common question is “how can I become a music therapist” (a question I addressed early in my blogging career). A close second comes from people seriously considering enrolling in a music therapy degree program:
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[PsychToday] Music for Productive Creativity

May 6, 2016
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Arguably, one of music’s most salient characteristics is the impact it has on our emotions. What if this impact can be used in an intentional way to boost creative flow?
I had an interesting conversation last week with an airplane seat mate…read more.

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Music Therapists: Take this WFMT Survey!

April 21, 2016

The World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) is conducting a survey to obtain “detailed, descriptive, worldwide statistical narrative about the demographics, employment, and clinical facts, which help to describe the music therapy profession.”
If you are a music therapist, I encourage you to click this link to take the survey. Though I risk showing a bit […]

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Ability Doesn’t Occur in a Vacuum

April 14, 2016
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I had the distinct pleasure earlier this week to watch a graduate student present to a group of parents on her advanced practicum experience. This student has been working this spring with their children, focusing specifically on facilitating their emotion development.
Being that this was a graduate course, this focus went a little deeper than the […]

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[PsychToday] Learning about Allison’s Brain

March 24, 2016
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I heard a pretty remarkable story last week about a woman named Allison. Allison is a retired music teacher—a highly decorated retired music teacher, too. In 2011, Allison was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm, an enlargement of one of the arteries in her brain. An enlargement so big it was the size of a plum. […]

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[PsychToday] Building Bridges: Music Therapy in Hospice Care

March 8, 2016
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A beautiful story was published in People magazine recently about a music therapist at Cincinnati Children’s hospital who composes “heartbeat songs” for his clients and their family. These particular clients are unique—they all receive hospice services, meaning these children were given a prognosis of six months or less to live…Read more.
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Why I Blog

February 25, 2016
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This month my podcast co-hosts and I posted our 75th podcast episode. We happened to do so during the month of our launch—and it’s been six years! Happy 6-year anniversary to the Music Therapy Round Table podcast!
February is also an anniversary for the Maven blog, which I started exactly one year prior to the podcast. […]

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