I met my friend (28f) at work at our speech language therapy clinic. We are both therapists. I am pretty new, but she has worked there for a while. She's leaving to go back to school to get a degree in music therapy instead and I'm really excited for her. I want to get her a going away gift that will help her in the field. Any suggestions?
I started college as a music education major and after 2 years I switched to psychology with a music minor. I will skip over the decision making that led to that. I am working in applied behavioral analysis now which is awesome, but it was my first job out of college even remotely in my field and I passionately want to pursue music therapy. I realize that what I should have done was get my undergrad in music therapy, but I didn't really know what I wanted to do until undergrad was almost over..
I have a grant for $4000 towards my education through the military, but I have to decide how I am using it in the next few months or I will lose it. All the master's programs iv been seeing require an undergrad in music or sometimes music therapy specifically. I am open to doing another 4-year in music therapy if thats what it comes down to, but I would have to wait a year or so until my husband it relocated because where we are now is too far from a school that offers a music therapy degree. By that time the grant will have expired.
So the question I am left with is what to use my grant money on? I am rusty with music theory and practicing my instruments under an instructor, so I am considering an associates in music or certification/licensure in music or music theory. or maybe even just lessons/classes to get my music skills back to where they need to be? Not many options are available locally so I am trying to look for an online program, but there are still some options near me to consider. I just don't want to waste the time and money on something so I can't commit. Is an associates degree in music going to be useful at all? or does anyone have a suggestion that would help. I tried to sum up the situation in the simplest way but I could definitely elaborate more on where I am at. thanks y'all.
Hi there! I am an MT student, and looking for some advice on how you would navigate this situation.
Recently, a peer on my MT course recounted an exchange she had with a guitar teacher; who to clarify is not an RMT or received any MT training. He is being paid by the mother of a male client with cerebral palsy to play guitar for this client. My impression is that he performs guitar to the client, and isn't running a music therapy session. During the discussion between my peer and the guitar teacher, the guitar teacher said 'the client is really responsive when I play music', this is 'how he does music therapy', and that what my peer is studying is a 'different form of music therapy'. So it would appear that he is not claiming to be a music therapist, but that he he is paid to administer musical in a therapeutic sense if you gather my meaning.
Forgive my ignorance if I am wrong to say so, but I feel this enters into a grey area. On one hand, this guitar teacher is not claiming to be an RMT, however he is being paid to administer music in what I would argue to be an intimate/therapeutic setting with a vulnerable client. I feel it is different than the client going to see him perform in a concert, I am assuming this guitar teacher comes into their home specifically to play guitar for the client's emotional benefit. That being said, I don't know how communicative the client is at expressing their needs, but given the guitar teachers comment that the client is 'responsive when I play music', I feel that implies they are at least non-verbal. However I do note the mother, who would presumably know and gauge the client well, is continuing to pay for these services. That being said, I don't know if she is present at the sessions; I would assume so but I simply don't know.
What concerns me most about this scenario is a) the defensive and ignorant comments made by the guitar teacher and b) most of all, the clients wellbeing. Again I feel this situation crosses into a grey area, but I'm not sure if something should be said, and if so what; and how? Thanks for your help in advance x
Edit: Also wanted to say if you have any recommendations of literature on this subject, that would also be really appreciated.
i will be a senior in high school next year and i want to study music therapy (viola concentration). i know it's still really a burgeoning field so it's been kind of difficult to get a feel for programs. i have been looking at Temple University, College of Wooster, Ohio University, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, Cleveland State, CSUN, and ASU. if anyone attends/ attended any of these or another school, i would love to hear your experience or advice. thanks :)
I am a Sophmore in college and have recently become fascinated with Music Therapy! It is such an incredible concept and I am strongly considering becoming a Music Therapist. To do this I have to make some substantial changes in my life plan, and I would love to have as much information as possible. Would anyone be willing to do a short interview over discord (or something like that)?
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