Noteworthy News

Converting a YouTube Video to a MP3

April 27, 2012

As music therapists we likely purchase tons and tons of music.  I know my iTunes library has around 9,500 items.  There are times though when you need a MP3 of a song in a pinch or maybe only for one session.  Here is a great way to use technology to assist you by converting a […]

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The NEW Song Shop Membership

April 13, 2012

The Song Shop includes over 90 original songs.  MP3’s and lyrics sheets for each song is also provided.  Songs are divided into easy-to-explore categories like: Songs for Adaptive Skills Songs for Cognitive Development Songs for Goodbyes and Closings Songs for Greetings and Openings Songs for Mathematics Songs for Movement Songs for Reading and Language Arts […]

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The “Time for Music” Duet Contest

March 11, 2012

Duet Contest Entry Form I’m so excited to announce this contest for Time for Music followers!  Basically I am looking for a video or recording of two music therapists performing a duet together.  The duet can be vocals, instrumental, or a combination of both.  The music therapist can be a professional practitioner or a college […]

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The Anytune App

March 5, 2012

  I had to take a moment to share this amazing application I have been using in some of my sessions with all of you!  I started out with a free version of Anytune for my iPad and quickly upgraded to Anytune HQ.  With this app, you can take most any song in your iTunes […]

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Music Therapy Advocacy for the Right-Brained Music Therapist

January 22, 2012

  Introduction: Advocacy –> Recognition –> Access Since 2005, the American Music Therapy Association and the Certification Board for Music Therapists have collaborated on a State Recognition Operational Plan. The primary purpose of this Plan is to get music therapy and our MT-BC credential recognized by individual states so that citizens can more easily access […]

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Noteworthy News: Music Can Make Your Job A Little Easier!

February 12, 2011

Guest Post by Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC In a music therapy consultation, the music therapist assists another professional, client or family member in incorporating music experiences or through providing insight based on their unique skill set. It is important for you to know that by receiving music therapy consultation, you are NOT receiving direct […]

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Clip from “For Once in My Life”

January 23, 2011

Here is a look at the documentary movie “For Once in My Life” about a music program at the Goodwill of South Florida.    I was one of 3 music therapists that sat on the discussion panel for this film through our local PBS affiliate, WXXI.  It was inspiring to see the blend of vocational […]

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Blog share- Listen and Learn with Rachel Rambach

January 18, 2011

One of my songs, “It’s Cold Outside” is featured on Rachel Rambach website, Listen & Learn. She is a talented music therapist with a fantastic website full of song files and music therapy resources.  If you haven’t visited her site yet- please do!  It’s a treasure!  Keep an eye out in the near future for […]

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Download your copy of “The Richards’ Modified Tuning for Guitar: An Approach to Guitar Instruction for Music Therapists and Music Educators”

January 16, 2011

Available now for download on “The Music Therapy Tween” website.  This new alternate tuning for guitar was designed to assist individuals with special needs play guitar using one- and two-fingered chords.  To order or get more information about the E-book visit The Music Therapy Tween. Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe […]

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Noteworthy News: My Top 5 Favorite iPad Apps

January 15, 2011

Here is a list of my favorite apps that I use over and over in my music therapy practice. The picture above is actually a screenshot of one of the pages on my iPad. Did you know the iPad can actually take screenshots?  Just press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same […]

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