Thanks to SC Arts Commission - FY24 Arts Project Support Grant
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5d ago
​Piedmont Music Therapy appreciates the support of the SC Arts Commission for music therapists on staff at Piedmont Music Therapy to attend the Southeastern Region - American Music Therapy Association Conference in Atlanta, Georgia last month! Some of the takeaways included: "The 2024 SouthEastern Regional Music Therapy Conference was a great educational experience. I was eager to connect with other professionals throughout our region to learn about the wonderful music therapy work they're doing. I attended several presentations to increase my knowledge and repertoire, such as some ..read more
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Taking AMTA's Quiz!
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1w ago
We asked our team of board certified music therapists to take the quiz on page #19 to gauge their interest in being in the profession. The average score was 27. How would you or a friend fair with the questions? Try not to worry, there's no perfect score with fitting the personal qualities! Feel free to share this resource from American Music Therapy Association (page 19) with a high school student or other individual curious about pursuing a career in music therapy! Image description: "A Career in Music Therapy. An Allied Health Profession." A sm ..read more
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2023 Highlights
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3M ago
​As we approach the end of 2024, staff took some time to reflect on some highlights from 2023. As music therapists in private practice, we work with people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds on a regular basis. We’re blessed to share space with so many people, and it’s humbling to witness the power of music in so many different forms. Below are a few of our staff’s most memorable moments from the last year of work: Rumbling Recovery I have been humbled to return bi-monthly for co-facilitating drum circles at Charlotte Rescue Mission Dove's Nest. The residents forge such resilience and ..read more
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Teamwork is Dreamwork, post 3 of 9
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4M ago
Third post in a series following ED,  Gretchen Benner's attendance of the York County Non-Profit Management Certificate Program - Rock Hill, SC.  ​ Tiffany and Dr. Scott Whaley presented “Board Governance” during this month’s series. One of the takeaways from this lecture discussed the importance for Piedmont Music Therapy (PMT) to diversify its Board of Directors - building a strong team! With enough support PMT will be able to open a digital application process for interested service members. The shared motto by the Whaleys was “always be building your board.”  The purpose ..read more
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Improving Effectiveness of PMT, 2 of 9
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5M ago
Second post in a series following Executive Director, Gretchen Benner's attendance of the York County Non-Profit Management Certificate Program.  ​ Collaboration, partnerships and alliances will help Piedmont Music Therapy to further its mission. Gratefully, we have leaned into community-based partnerships with area organizations and agencies over the past decade. Leaning more into managing those partnerships and sharing takeaways and metrics will assist to spotlight that work. As an Executive Director, my role is to manage the organization which includes the personnel and procedures ..read more
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Richland 2 District - Inservice
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6M ago
Thanks for participating this morning. Reminder to please fill out the course evaluation form during the conference. PMT Resource - Richland 2 Educators/Staff File Size: 201 kb File Type: pdf Download File ​We hope this resource page will be helpful for your school year! Let us know if you have further questions or feedback ..read more
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OEC Resource 10/9/23
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6M ago
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Starting A New Path
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6M ago
PMT's Executive Director joined the cohort for the Non-Profit Management Certificate Program. This blog post is the first of nine with reflections on attending the monthly training through the York County Regional Chamber of Commerce.   The first class I attended was inspiring! There were over 40 individuals attending from local organizations across the Palmetto State. It was wonderful to learn more about offerings for community members of varying ages and needs! This picture on the grounds of the training site was meaningful.  Landscaped area with sign reading "foot traffic o ..read more
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Music And Teens
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7M ago
By: Nick Paredes, MT Intern ​Music is an intrinsic part of being a teenager. From discovering new music to singing along to familiar songs, listening to, singing, and playing music can help someone open up and express themselves. Especially when words might not be enough, music can help relate and connect. Image description: three sets of hands resting on REMO Versa Drums. Music TherapyMusic therapy with teenagers can look like all sorts of things; it all depends on the goals and interests of whoever is present, whether in a group or individually. Below are some examples of music therapy e ..read more
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The Power of a "Hello" Song
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8M ago
Written by: Nick P., Music Therapy Intern Every part of a music therapy session is planned with the growth and development of the individual or group in mind, even the “hello” or introduction song. For most younger populations, calling it the “hello song” is perfectly acceptable, as it reinforces social cues and expectations when interacting with others. But when working with most adolescents and adults, calling it the introduction to music therapy or not even naming it is more appropriate. Whether or not it has its own title, most people benefit from having a musical transition from outside ..read more
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