40 Songs For Autumn

Happy Autumn, readers! This season is absolutely dripping with therapeutically significant themes, hidden in the joys and sorrows of trees dying in all their colorful splendor with the hope of being awaken by the warm sunshine even bigger, stronger, and more beautiful than before. Back in March I posted about resources for tree themed sessions. This … Continue reading 40 Songs For Autumn

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Music Therapy with Mexican Communities

In keeping with our multicultural theme from last month, we have decided to explore some aspects of Music Therapy work with Hispanic communities, specifically Mexican. Shannon Balcom, MT-BC has been a professional Music Therapist for 4 years, all the while working with Hospice agencies in San Diego (which is a great place to learn about … Continue reading Music Therapy with Mexican Communities

Tree Sessions

Tree Sessions Spring is a time of great awakening for the Earth. It is a magical time when the barren trees start to grow leaves and wildflowers sprout from the ground. This is a great opportunity to plan sessions around topics related to the Earth. For Early Childhood populations, or clients who suffer from cognitive … Continue reading Tree Sessions

Reharmonization Project

Hello Musicians! This month we are covering some topics under the umbrella of the genre Jazz. So let’s review for a minute. In my first post, I explained a little bit about HOW Jazz harmonization is derived from traditional triads. I did this by sharing a project I saw on a youtube tutorial, reharmonizing the … Continue reading Reharmonization Project

Interview With Jazz Musician: Kevin Johnson

Welcome to week 2 of our February theme: Jazz music! Today I would like to address the subject of why we should be using this genre in clinical practice. We are at a very interesting turning point for music therapy as far as jazz music is concerned. Patient preferred music is often most beneficial for … Continue reading Interview With Jazz Musician: Kevin Johnson