Free October Session Idea: I Wanna Move Like You
Music Therapy Ed
by Music Therapy Ed
9M ago
A fun session idea to promote physical movement and listening skills using the song “I Wanna Be Like You” from Disney’s “The Jungle Book” presented by Nathan Mensah! Introduce the song “I Wanna Be Like You” from Disney’s The Jungle Book Sing and play the song During the subsequent verse, adjust the lyrics to incorporate different movements Example for jumping: “Everybody jump up high, everybody jump, everybody jump up high, everybody jump” Example for clapping: “Everybody clap your hands, everybody clap, everybody clap your hands, everybody clap” During the chorus, change the lyric “I wann ..read more
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Free July Session Idea: Storytelling Songs and Vocal Improv
Music Therapy Ed
by Paige Fath
1y ago
Ready to ignite your imagination & spice up your rep? Learn how to create and tell stories through vocal play! Watch our recent Jam Along taught by Devyn Burns and she’ll teach you how to get started! Devyn Burns has been a board-certified music therapist going on four years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in music therapy and a minor in psychology from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2018. Devyn went on to complete her clinical internship at The Center for Discovery in New York focusing on clinical improvisation. Since then, she has completed her Master of Arts in Music Therapy from ..read more
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Join The 4-Day Vocal Health Challenge
Music Therapy Ed
by Jackie Loyd
1y ago
As music therapists, we are all at risk for vocal fatigue, laryngitis, vocal disorders, nodules, and hoarseness. Treat your instrument like the athlete it is and jumpstart some healthy habit formation by joining us for a 4 Day Vocal Health Challenge! The 4-Day Vocal Challenge runs Monday May 29- Thursday June 1st (but if you catch this early, you can start NOW!!) By joining us in this challenge, you will: Feel more confident about your voice by preventing vocal fatigue and strengthening the larynx muscles Relieve daily stress between sessions by using vocal mindfulness in short time ..read more
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Grab Your Music Therapy Practice Checklist!
Music Therapy Ed
by Jackie Loyd
1y ago
Let’s be honest: Sometimes the odds are stacked against you. You’re in a minority profession. You’re having to create demand out of thin air. People in your area don’t get it.If you don’t get support & if you don’t reach out and learn how others have done it…. you will have a MUCH harder time sparking this fire! Please come on over to our corner, download this 18 step checklist, and communicate your progress in our community! We got you. You got this. This IS DOABLE. When you download this checklist, you will walk away with 18 clear steps to getting started with your business so that  ..read more
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Free March Session Idea: Waters of March/ Águas de Março
Music Therapy Ed
by Paige Fath
1y ago
The Waters of March (Portuguese: “Águas de Março”) is a Brazilian song composed by Antônio Carlos Jobim in 1972. Jobim wrote both the English and Portuguese lyrics. This song is a wonderful idea for spring that could be used in a variety of ways. This song is all about the transition of seasons- perfect for March. Seasons show the Earth’s own transitional journey and they have a tendency to help us reflect on our own transitions in life no matter what those might look like. “The Waters of March” was inspired by the changing of seasons. In Brazil, where the song originated, the end of summer in ..read more
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Grab Your FREE Stethoscope Guide!
Music Therapy Ed
by Beth Yoder
1y ago
If you’re planning to add heartbeat recordings to your clinical practice, the big question is… which stethoscope do I use?? How do you even begin to choose??! In this handy guide, we walk you through comparing the most popular stethoscope options, share ideas on clinical applications, and link to tutorials so you can make informed decisions for your work (+ learn how to save up to $200 on the top stethoscope models!) When you grab the guide below, you’ll also get a quick tutorial video from Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC on how to make your own digital stethoscope for under $20! The post Grab Your F ..read more
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Free February Session Idea: Heartbeat Song
Music Therapy Ed
by Paige Fath
1y ago
Give your clients a theme of love for the month of February using this awesome rewrite of Kelly Clarkson’s “Heartbeat Song” to help clients connect with the music and their own rhythms. Print out the lead sheet for the rewrite of Heartbeat Song included. Use the lead sheet as a reference for yourself in playing the song or hand out copies for clients to read from Teach re-written lyrics  Read through lyrics with clients Demonstrate by singing through the song Invite clients to sing along as many times as needed to learn the lyrics Pass out instruments  Allow clients to c ..read more
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Free December Session Idea: Holiday Celebrations Songbook
Music Therapy Ed
by Paige Fath
1y ago
A printable songbook including songs for Christmas, both religious and secular, as well as Hanukkah! Christmas and Hannukah are both holidays celebrated during the month of December. We created this song book for you to print and use with your clients. Maybe you sing a few of our songs in your session or maybe these songs are just a jump off point for more holiday celebrations with your clients! Christmas (religious) O Holy Night Little Drummer Boy Silent Night Away in a Manger Christmas (secular) Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town Deck the Halls Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree Let it Snow ..read more
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Free November Session Idea: Thanksgiving Dinner
Music Therapy Ed
by Paige Fath
1y ago
Use this song for a Thanksgiving theme! Sung to the tune of “Frere Jacques”, this song creates an opportunity to talk about Thanksgiving and a fun way for client’s to talk about their favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner. Instructions Begin with a discussion about Thanksgiving if appropriate: Include hisotrical information about the holiday Include time for reminiscing about client’s experiences with the holiday Questions that can be asked: What does the holiday mean to you? What traditions do you have? How does your family celebrate? What is your favorite part of the holiday? What are you ..read more
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Free October Session Idea: Turn! Turn! Turn!
Music Therapy Ed
by Beth Yoder
1y ago
Celebrate the turning of seasons with a visual songwriting experience that explores growth, change, and transitions. Instructions 1) Introduce the song and songwriting prompt. Pass out the leaf cutouts and lyric sheets. Display the prompt picture and tree printout. Explain experience and give instructions as appropriate for your client(s). Listen to the recording of the song together. Explain to clients that this songwriting experience explore transitions– going from one thing to the opposite: just like summer transitioning to winter!  2) Begin writing Prompt clients to write out oppos ..read more
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