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Beneficial Music remedy Assets

I’m unsure should you’ve observed, however I haven’t been absolutely current on this platform during the last two years. As one Instagram follower lovingly put it numerous months in the past, “Wow…it’s been awhile.” I’ve gone forwards and backwards attempting to pinpoint what precisely has been difficult about this explicit area for me. Relying on the day, it’s a unique reply. I’ve jokingly referred to this platform as a “dinosaur,” which means that blogs have been fairly extinct even again once I began this web site over 7 years in the past. I haven’t actually strayed from the actual fact this weblog serves extra of a goal for myself than it does for others – however I acknowledge that the occasional individual finds some worth in one thing that I’ve shared. For these causes alone, I can’t fairly surrender on it however need to as an alternative try to revamp it.

I typically have extra concepts than time to execute and that’s possible my largest problem during the last two years. I received’t deny that pandemic fatigue has additionally performed a big position. There are a selection of issues I feel can be nice to characteristic about music remedy, to assist educate others, to offer sources for college kids and new professionals, and to easily assist us share and join. I need to spend a while really flushing these concepts out and creating and see the place that finally ends up touchdown.

So please know that I’m working; I’m creating; and I absolutely count on to return in a extra current state within the close to future. Within the meantime, whereas musictherapytime is a bit “below building” I wished to share with you some sources I’ve discovered to be immensely insightful, useful, thought-provoking, and provoking over the previous yr. Might you discover what it’s essential to from these sources as effectively.

*Disclaimer: All data beneath is my very own synthesis of sources which have been really useful to me or discovered independently. For those who really feel I’ve misrepresented or mis-credited content material that’s yours, please contact me at erin@musictherapytime.com in order that I can rightly replace my suggestion.*

For Tech Assist: The Tech Nook: I discovered about this web site whereas attending the SERAMTA convention this previous spring. Not solely do I feel this useful resource is useful, it’s important for the trendy music therapist and is filling an unlimited hole in our scientific coaching. If we’ve discovered nothing else since 2019, we’ve discovered that embracing know-how is of the essence for our work in music remedy. This useful resource will not be solely useful because it stands nevertheless it goes on to supply extra in-depth assist in order for you non-public tutoring. The location is collaboratively-based and is jam-packed with extremely educated and skilled music therapists who provide their specialised abilities by free movies and guides. Even should you go to the location to find out about a particular talent (e.g. audio engineering) you’re certain to stroll away with further data about one other know-how avenue (e.g. podcasting or video manufacturing).

For Therapeutic Interventions: (and different related data to early childhood musicking): The think about journal: editor-in-chief: Petra Kern. In case you are in search of evidenced-based sources for strategies and interventions to make use of with any of your kiddos who fall into the early childhood age, that is the place for you. Whereas a subscription will you present you entry to all points, there are a selection of points accessible through open entry. Many points characteristic numerous themes and the content material can vary from quick idea-sharing to extra in-depth scientific strategies and analysis. That is typically an ideal useful resource to assist soar begin your individual brainstorming or to seek out further methods to adapt your scientific concepts. It may additionally train you about consultants within the area to whom you’ll be able to possible attain out you probably have a particular scientific query or to seek out further sources to assist proceed to find out about particular matters.

For Improved Musicianship: Music Remedy Guitar Boot Camp by: Make Extra Music, LLC & College of Louisville Music Remedy Clinic (aka: Chris Millet). I can not advocate this course extremely sufficient. Having been taking part in the guitar for the final decade there are nonetheless so many abilities I need to develop. I didn’t must assume twice earlier than signing up! This course has traditionally been 6-weeks in size and appears to problem your pondering and notion of guitar taking part in inside music remedy in addition to for you personal private use. This course is useful for college kids, interns, new professionals, and seasoned professionals and is probably going all of the inspiration and motivation wanted to work on these guitar abilities you’ve at all times wished to enhance.

For Medical Information: Pediatric Music Remedy: created by Amy Love: Geared in the direction of those that are, or need to be, working in pediatrics, this useful resource is stuffed with medical data relevant for music remedy. Having discovered numerous issues independently concerning the medical world, Amy created a spot for music therapists to return and develop their abilities for the medical setting. Not solely are there many sources on the web site, however Pediatric Music Remedy has a really energetic Instagram and Fb web page, the place different medical music therapists are sometimes featured. This can be a fantastic supply to comply with to assist really feel related and keep present. Moreover, a lot of Amy’s sources additionally depend in the direction of CMTEs!

For Increasing Repertoire: Scientific Bopulations: Created by Gabby Banzon & Allyson Rogers: Want a spot to find out about new music you should utilize clinically? These podcast hosts (who now embody extra than simply the unique creators) look to seek out new music/artists and focus on the potential of that music in your therapeutic work. This can be a nice pay attention for eager to be taught extra and develop your rep data however the hosts additionally assist you really feel extra related to the world of music remedy, particularly should you work independently. These hosts have carried out an incredible job of internet hosting friends on their present (together with Ben Folds!) along with discussing new music with each other. Full disclosure: I discovered concerning the above really useful Tech Nook whereas listening to a convention session hosted by this identical group with regard to podcasting.

For Laughs & Validation: Music Remedy Memes: created by: Kaylin Parsons: Do you ever really feel like there are points of your work as a music therapist that nobody understands? Look no additional than the Instagram account of MusicTherapyMemes. Every Monday you’ll be able to count on to really feel validated in the direction of large, small, and foolish points of your job and infrequently accompanied with a very good snicker. I like the creativity and wit of any meme account, however actually memes particular to music remedy are going to go straight to my coronary heart (and humorous bone).

For Weekly Inspiration: Matt Logan’s Friday 5: It’s so good to have one thing come to your e mail inbox weekly to assist offer you inspiration, data, and different useful tidbits. I’ve been following Matt Logan’s e-newsletter for just a few years now and every week offers one thing completely totally different. Whereas not at all times unique to music remedy, Matt Logan shares numerous fascinating issues that may assist you in your music remedy work, or just provide you with a respite out of your every single day routine. Signal as much as the e-newsletter on the hyperlink above!

For Connection: The Music Remedy in Pediatrics Fb group and the AMTA Peds Workgroup: I’ve mentioned during the last couple of years that the one causes I maintain my Fb energetic is for market and for music remedy Fb teams. One of many teams I discover to be most related to my day by day scientific work is the Music Remedy in Pediatrics group. This can be a group the place you’ll be able to search concepts and experiences of different pediatric music therapists. What additionally comes out of this group is the AMTA Peds Workgroup – a bunch of pediatric music therapists who meet and collect sources, evidenced-based data, and pediatric music remedy concepts. This data is collected and printed within the What’s Poppin’ in Peds publication. Observe their Fb web page or be a part of the group to obtain discover of their quarterly publications.

For Development: Liberated Studying: created by Kerry Devlin. Whereas there are a selection of pertinent matters all of us can proceed to find out about and develop from, I just lately discovered of Kerry Devlin’s Instagram account the place she strives to coach others on easy methods to dismantle techniques of oppression – notably ableism. Not solely are you able to simply be taught from her digestible posts, Kerry additionally gives persevering with schooling to music therapists and educators on inclusivity within the classroom and remedy area. A put up that notably stood out to me was unlearning professionalism, which I discovered to be very thought-provoking and a very good lesson for me personally. I’m wanting ahead to studying extra from Kerry.

To Watch: Music Remedy Ed Now: created by: Danielle Remek: I’m completely having fun with watching how college students and different professionals are utilizing social media platforms to coach others about music remedy. [They are ultimately what make me feel like this blog is a dinosaur!] In case you are presently a pupil, I like to recommend following this account as they typically characteristic different college students or interns of their takeovers and likewise provide a number of nice details about internships. This explicit account was really useful to me by a present intern and I’m actually right here to say that I’m wanting ahead to watching the place this account (and subsequently these new professionals) go!

If in case you have further suggestions of nice music remedy sources on the market, please let me (and others) know by leaving a remark!

Might you proceed to be taught and develop and problem your self.


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