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[PsychToday] America the Not-So-Beautiful?

February 4, 2014
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Another year, another Super Bowl, another music-related controversy…
The 2014 Coca Cola commercial that aired during last night’s Super Bowl stood out to me for its beauty and simplicity. The images, the angelic tones of the voices—it was one of the few commercials that caused me to pause, listen, and enjoy. A contemplative moment.
Apparently others had [...]

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[PsychToday] The Legacy of Pete Seeger: A Music Therapist’s Perspective

January 31, 2014
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The world lost an amazing human being this week. Pete Seeger has been called many things: a singer, a banjo player, a songwriter, an activist, a troubadour, a folk singer, “un-American,” a teacher, a champion. His legacy and mark on the world will undoubtably continue for many years…Read more.
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2013: A Year in Review

December 27, 2013
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2013 is rapidly coming to a close. As the year ends, it is customary to take a moment and reflect on what has transpired. In that spirit, I invite you to join me as I share with you a look back on 2013 through the eyes of the Music Therapy Maven.
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Happy Holidays! From My Family to Yours

December 18, 2013

This year marks the 5th anniversary of our annual Moore Holiday Video Card. Wishing you and yours a joyful holiday season and a very Happy New Year!

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Mommy Mondays: Top 10 Pearls of Wisdom from Fellow Working Mommys

November 27, 2013
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I’m fresh off the national AMTA conference and still processing all the amazing moments that occured. Several of those amazing moments happened during a roundtable discussion I facilitated with good friend and music therapist Deb Layman titled “Is the Work-Life Balance a Myth?” The purpose of this presentation was to provide an opportunity for fellow music [...]

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The Music Therapist as Composer?

April 25, 2013
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We had a guest lecturer attend a graduate seminar on music and emotions the other week. This guest was Dr. Jim Mobberley, who serves on the composition faculty at the UMKC Conservatory. Dr. Mobberley was there to share his thoughts on music and emotion and how that influences his compositions and compositional process.
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Highlights from GLR’s 2013 Music Therapy Conference

April 13, 2013
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Last week, I had the distinct pleasure of attending the 2013 music therapy conference for the Great Lakes Region (GLR) of the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA). The GLR includes music therapists from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, and Michigan and is the second largest region population-wise in the US (the largest being the Mid-Atlantic [...]

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[PsychToday] Musical Medicine and TB: A Q&A with author James Markert

March 28, 2013

I’m a history buff and a music lover . . . so when I first heard about James Markert’s latest novel, A White Wind Blew, I jumped at the opportunity to interview the author! Set in the late 1920s in TB-ridden Louisville, Kentucky, A White Wind Blew follows Wolfgang Pike, a doctor-musician-almost priest, through his [...]

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21 Reasons Why I #LoveMusicTherapy

January 24, 2013
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21 Reasons Why I #LoveMusicTherapy

The relationship of the art of music therapy and the science of music therapy is amazing.
I get to sing every day.
Saying “I’m a music therapist” is a great conversation starter.
It’s a continual challenge to stay current.
I have an incredible opportunity to witness change in others.
I get a lot of smiles from [...]

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