I had a fantastic night with a certain client. He crossed midline with ease, he tracked a little better than is normal, he remained seated for the amount of time as is his goal, and he passed his instruments off to me with essentially no prompting. And, this client is all smiles. I love what [...]
I’m not too interested in karaoke (I think I sing and play other people’s music enough as it is), but one Ray Evangelista certainly is. A story was broadcast on Minnesota Public Radio tonight — apparently there are people who have gone to see him for ten years straight. He calls his version of karaoke [...]
Though this isn’t exactly music therapy related, this post is my therapy related. For my birthday, my fiancé Thomas had the perfect idea to purchase tickets to four different modern dance performances throughout this season. After the first performance a few months ago (of the Zenon Dance Company), I was inspired to go to an “open [...]
I remember a time only a while ago, maybe only a couple of weeks, where I proclaimed that I was making progress toward goals with one of my private clients. Tonight, however, I feel that the one step forward we’d made has disintegrated and my grasp on the best approach to working with this client [...]
Tonight I essentially made my fiancé sit with me for more than an hour as we waded through a couple of years’ worth of my home video. The reason I suddenly decided to do this was that he and I had just returned from meeting a potential wedding photographer, and I wanted to prove to [...]
I am excited that I now will be offering guitar lessons (both adaptive and traditional) through the studio where I have been offering solely music therapy sessions. My first student will start next week.
I have experienced my first private client’s leaving. I have seen her on a bi-weekly basis since June, and her last session with me was last week. I have a variety of paperwork to write up surrounding her treatment termination. Is there anyone out there who is willing to share some templates?
On February 7, a group of us will get together to report on articles of our choice. Some of these are: “The Effect of a Music Therapy Intergenerational Program on Children and Older Adults: Intergenerational Interactions, Cross-age Attitudes, and Older Adults’ Psychosocial Well-being,” by Melita Belgrave, PhD, MT-BC; ”Bereaved Parents’ Experiences of Music Therapy with their Terminally [...]
More than a year ago, I had the thought that I’d like to conduct a research study. I began “informally” gathering data and study participants. My topic was much more so for the sake of my own curiosity surrounding perfectionism in musical performance and whether or not, for other people as myself, the ability to [...]