arts advocacy

#MTAdvocacy 2017: Your Guide to Zen Advocacy

January 4, 2017
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It’s January! Which means it’s not only time for resolutions, but also time for the annual music therapy social media advocacy month! Advocacy is not always easy, and it takes a certain amount of determination and persistence to see it through. This year’s theme centers on helping us maintain some semblance of sanity during the […]

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[PsychToday] #BecauseofArtsEd: Arts Education and Me

September 14, 2016
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It will come as no surprise to those who follow my blog posts that I am a big proponent of arts education. I’ve blogged about the reported benefits of including arts in education, have provided ideas of engaging young kids in music, and have highlighted the intrinsic benefits of being trained as a musician.

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2013 Social Media Advocacy Month Wrap-Up

February 7, 2013
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W.O.W.
W—What an incredible social media advocacy kickoff to 2013…
O—Oh my goodness I can’t believe how it turned out…
W—We could have not done this without the support and participation of our AMAZING music therapy community and advocates…

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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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Why Do You #LoveMusicTherapy?

January 17, 2013
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It’s week 3 of the 2013 Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy month! The response to date  has been overwhelming. I have seen:

23 blogs posts, 2 podcasts, 1 infographic, 1 music video parody, and 1 audio response to said music video parody;
daily Twitter and FB shoutouts from musician Ben Folds;
the creation of a “find a music […]

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How You Can Get Involved in Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy

January 8, 2013

I hadn’t planned on doing a social media advocacy month update this soon. In fact, it was my intention to post one new article a week this month. But my intentions have changed…
…and here’s why:
My Reasons

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It’s time to CONNECT. It’s time for the 2013 Social Media Advocacy Month!

January 3, 2013
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Happy New Year! There are so many things I find exciting about the beginning of a new year. It’s a time when I am fresh from taking a break and rejuvenated after seeing family and loved ones. I concentrate on eating cleanly…at least for a couple of weeks in an attempt to somewhat make-up for […]

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Guest Post: #AAD12 and My Advocacy Addiction, By a Blogging Virgin

May 9, 2012
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Last month, I had the great pleasure to attend the 25th annual Arts Advocacy Day. And I wasn’t alone. In addition to friends and colleagues from the American Music Therapy Association, Jamie George, an Atlanta-based music therapist, flew up from Georgia to participate. I invited Jamie to share her thoughts on the experience…and I think […]

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