Saturday, July 26, 2008

July 26, 2008 - Future topics, Community Music Schools, Vocal Yoga

This week, we experienced some technical difficulties, so I apologize if you tried to listen live and could not get the show. The archive is working, and you can find it here.

Next month, I want to feature Music Therapy in school settings. If you work in a school setting, leave a comment on this post or send me an email and let me know what you do and which Saturday you will be available for an interview on a future show.

Other shows I'd like to feature are music therapy research, sensory integration, University programs, geriatrics, hospice, private practice, and Guided Imagery in Music. If you have expertise in these areas and would like to be interviewed, please contact me.

Thanks, Wade, for calling in this week and sharing about your work in Community Music Schools. He also described a Vocal Yoga class, so listen to the show for more information.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

July 19, 2008 - Developmental Disabilities

Developmental Disabilities are a diverse group of severe chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living.

This week's show gives some ideas and resources for using music therapy with adults with developmental disabilities. When you listen to the show, please take some time to comment on the show (or on this blog entry) and let me know what you think. Please rate the show and offer some ideas about what you'd like to hear in the future.

July 12, 2008 - The Music Therapy Show

Thanks, Kevin, for guest hosting for me this week. I was away, but was able to call in for the Music Therapy in Action segment of the show, which featured Musical Sensory Orientation Training, a Neurologic Music Therapy technique.

Please listen to the show and let me know what you think! Leave a comment here or on the show page and rate the show.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 5, 2008 - Neurologic Music Therapy

On today's show, we talked with Stephanie Shehan, a Neurologic Music Therapist from Austin, TX. We discussed what neurologic music therapy is and how it works with various clients.

Neurologic Music Therapy is a specialization in music therapy in which you study neurological processes and learn about specific techniques based on neurological research.

Listen to the show here, and while your there, take a moment to leave a comment and rate the show! Let me know what topics you're interested in, or suggest a historical fact or website about music therapy to be featured on the show.

June 28, 2008 - Structuring a Music Therapy Session

Today, we answered a question submitted by a listener on how to structure a session when a parent or caregiver is participating in the session.
  • Acknowledge that the caregiver may not be getting his/her social needs met and help the caregiver address these needs outside the session
  • Share your goals and treatment plan with the caregiver
  • Invite the caregiver to participate in the session in a specific way
For more information, listen to this weeks' show.

And if you have a question or a topic you'd like to have addressed on the show, leave a comment here or email me at

June 21, 2008 - Stress Management

This week, we talked about Stress Management and Music Therapy. There are several ways to use music to manage stress.
  • Listen to music that you enjoy
  • Practice relaxation techniques accompanied by music
  • Express your emotions, thoughts, and feelings by writing or improvising a song
Music Therapy becomes a part of Stress Management when a board certified music therapist designs a specific treatment plan with measurable goals to help the client manage stress.

For more information, listen to the archived show.