Monday, April 28, 2008

Hello, and welcome to The Music Therapy Show!

What an incredible first step, and thank you for joining us on the journey!

It is about time, too, we think.

Time for music therapy to have a larger voice, a broader voice. And this blog and radio show will be the conduit for that voice.

Join us here for a chance to read about, discuss and learn about all things related to music therapy.

Part of the discussion is the international radio show, The Music Therapy Show with Janice Harris. It happens every Saturday at 5:00 Eastern/2:00 Pacific. We’d love to hear from you, whether you are a Music Therapist, is someone who either is or knows someone who is a client who receives music therapy or is someone who just wants to know more.

The show is broadcast on the internet via Blog Talk Radio, and we greatly appreciate their help in sharing Music Therapy with the world. You can listen to the show live or via archive HERE. The call in number is (646) 652-2850 if you want to call in between 5:00 and 6:00 ET this Saturday.

This week will be the inaugural show. We’ll introduce the host, Janice Harris, MT-BC, from Dallas, Texas, discuss some of the basics of Music Therapy and take some calls. If we have time, we’ll go into more detail about some specific ways that Music Therapy helps geriatric patients.

Looking long term, we'd eventually like to have guests on the show, as well as touch on some of the history of Music Therapy, current research being done in the field of Music Therapy and possibly highlight some Music Therapy organizations and information sources.

We're always looking for content ideas so let us know what you would like to hear on the show or see on these pages by emailing to jharrismtbc@gmail.com. Whether it be a guest you'd like to hear from or an issue you'd like us to discuss, drop us a line.

While you're here, take a look at our links section to the right for more information about Music Therapy and other related things.

So thanks again for joining us, and we're looking forward to a great conversation!

9 comments:

ChazHelms said...

Janice -

This is a great idea!

I have heard of a particular type of music therapy called a "Drum Circle". In one of your future shows I would love it if you an go into a little detail about when this type of therapy is appropriate and why it a better choice than other therapies in specific situations.

Thanks,

Chaz

Janice Harris, MT-BC said...

Great question! I'll definitely talk about drum circles.

Dan said...

Two ideas -

1) Drop the "Harris" fromthe name
2) Get a dedicated email (Yahoo, Gmail,...) that is jsut for this show. That way you can better keep track of them and not muck up your personal/real job email.

just sayin.................

Dan said...

And...............pretty cool. Good luck with it all. I hope it brings you as much pleasure as you hope it does.

Janice Harris, MT-BC said...

Thanks for the suggestions.

1) Why?
2) jharrismtbc@gmail.com is a dedicated email for the show.

Jen said...

Janice,
this is a great idea!!! Do you mind if I link it to my blog...themusicmommy.blogspot.com? Let me know and I'll give your radio show a little plug!
Thanks,
Jen

Janice Harris, MT-BC said...

I would love it if you linked to my show. I'll put yours up too, if you like.
Thanks, Jen!

Daniel Tague, MME, MT-BC said...

Hi Janice,

I think this is a great idea and a wonderful platform to spread the word about music therapy. I will link to your blog on my website and publicize the radio blog. Good luck!

www.musicmakessense.blogspot.com

Janice Harris, MT-BC said...

Thank you! I'll return the favor.