Saturday, August 30, 2008

August 30, 2008 - Music Therapy in Rise Schools

Veronica Llanos Butler, MT-BC, MSEd, MT-BC, LMT, NMT Fellow, is our guest this week. Veronica is currently the music therapist and music therapy internship program director at The Rise School of Houston, a non-profit early intervention preschool for children with and without developmental disabilities ages 6 months to 6 years of age. Listen to the show here, or click on the play button on the right.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

August 23, 2008 - Music Therapy in a Consult-to-Program Model

Michelle Kennemer, MT-BC, Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC, and Mary Lawrence, MT-BC, are my guests this week to talk about the music therapy program in Lewisville ISD. They describe the Consult-to-Program Model and tell about their experiences as music therapists in public schools. To listen to this show, click here.

August 16, 2008 - Music Therapy University Degree Programs

Continuing our Music Therapy in Schools Series, Dr. Ed Kahler, Director of Music Therapy at West Texas A & M University, is our guest this week. He describes what a music therapy student might expect. Klacey called in to share her story about why she decided to get a music therapy degree. Listen to this very compelling show here.

Thanks to Kevin Lindstrom for guest-hosting this week. I was headed towards a plane coming back from a meeting with Dr. Kahler. We tried to make time for me to give a live interview, but the transportation schedule did not allow that. Kevin and Ed were wonderful, though, and I encourage all of you to download this show.

Friday, August 15, 2008

August 9, 2008 - Music Therapy in Schools Series

This week we’re beginning our Music Therapy in Schools Series. Krystal Demaine called in to discuss some research she's participating in for children with Autism and public school assessments.

Listen here to find out more.

August 2, 2008 - World Congress & Music and Neurosciences

This week Robert Krout called in to tell us about the 12th World Congress on Music Therapy in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Krystal Demaine shared her experiences at the Neurosciences and Music conference in Montreal.

The World Federation of Music Therapy, Incorporated (WFMT) is the only international organization dedicated to the development and promotion of music therapy world wide and was established at the 5th World Congress of Music Therapy in Genoa Italy, in 1985. The principal objective of the WFMT is to act as the International Organization for the profession of music therapy.

The main theme of the Neurosciences and Music conference is research on interactions between music and the human brain in healthy and pathologic conditions. The conference focused on many topics such as: the importance of music in the biologic and cultural evolution of man, differences between musicians trained at an early or late age, congenital amusia, absolute pitch, the relationship between the study of music and intellectual abilities in children, musical abilities in behavioural disorders and genetic syndromes, music perception in cochlear implant patients, dystonias in musicians, the effectiveness of music as a means to reduce the perception of pain, and music rehabilitation. The event is mostly targeted to medical professionals, neuroscientists, neurologists, psychologists, educators, music therapists, musicologists, and sound engineers.

To learn more about these conferences, listen here.

Friday, August 1, 2008

August Back to School Series

For August, I am having a back to school series on The Music Therapy Show.

August 2 will have reports from Robert Krout who attended the World Congress in Buenos Aires and Krystal Demaine who attended the Music and Neurosciences conference in Canada.

August 9 will feature Music Therapy Community Music Schools with Wade Richards and Krystal Demaine.

August 16 will feature Music Therapy University Programs with Ed Kahler

August 23 will feature Music Therapy in Public Schools Part 1 with Michelle Kennemer, Bill Matney, and Mary Lawrence.

August 30 will feature Music Therapy in Rise Schools with Veronica Butler

September 6 will feature Music Therapy in Public Schools Part 2 with Debbie Dacus

September 13 will feature Music Therapy in Public Schools Part 3 with Terri Hart and Ann Petty

Thanks for listening!