Wednesday, November 23, 2011

See you next year!

Thanks for all of your support this year! I have really enjoyed talking with my guests: Christine Weinberg, Meryl Brown, Amy Kalas, Natalie Mullis, Megan Resig and Kimberly Thompson, Raymond Day, Kat Fulton, Christy Joy Diachenko, Karen Goodman, JoAnn Jordan, Jim Newton and Paul Hill, Dorita Berger, Anne Vitort, Anita Gadberry, Blythe LaGasse & Andrew Knight, Marlon Sobol, Louise Montello, Jennifer Townsend, Kristen O'Grady, and James Maxon, Michelle Erfurt, and Judy Simpson and Kimberly Sena Moore.

I've talked about Wellness, Current Events, The Music Never Stopped, Drumify, Evidenced Based Practice, Finding Balance, Autism, Regional Conference updates, Advocacy, and Songwriting, Ethics, and other topics.

I broadcast a total of 31 shows in 2011, 117 shows since May 3, 2008 and over 60,981 listens!

I would love to get your feedback about the show and what topics you'd like to hear. Please leave a comment on this post and let me know!

Would you like to be a guest on the show next year? Email me! with MT Show in the subject line.

Happy New Year!

Friday, November 11, 2011

November 18, 2011 - LIVE from Atlanta!

This week I'm broadcasting live from the exhibit hall of the American Music Therapy Association Conference in Atlanta, GA. I'll attempt to stop conference attendees in the exhibit hall to ask them about their conference experience and let you know what's going on nationally in the field of music therapy. The scheduled show is subject to change, so check or Twitter for the latest information about the show. This is also the last show of 2011. I have lots of guests booked in January, so I'll speak to you again in 2012! Happy New Year!

Listen LIVE at 12:30 pm EST/11:30 am CST/10:30 am MST/9:30 am PST or find the archived show about 15 minutes after the live show ends.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

November 11, 2011 - Compassion Fatigue and Self-Care

The holidays are coming which means we have lots to do! But in the midst of all that we need to take care of ourselves so that we can enjoy the holidays and have the energy and capacity to take care of others. This week, music therapist Christine Weinberg will tell us how to include self care in our list of things to do!

Christine C. Wineberg, MA, MT-BC, LPC currently works for Hampton Hospital in Westampton, NJ and sees private clients in Plymouth Meeting and Exton, PA. She has music therapy degrees from Mansfield University (1994) and Drexel University (2007)  and now provides supervision to interns and practicum students as an adjunct faculty supervisor. She has proudly been a board certified music therapist since 1995 and was credentialed as a licensed professional counselor in 2010. She worked at the Kardon Institute for Arts Therapy from 1996 through 2011 where she developed a number of programs including a choral group for adults and teens with intellectual disabilities, a music and movement therapy program for children with autism and their families and a continuing education series for creative arts therapists which included a monthly Self-Care series. She was appointed to the Continuing Education Committee of the Certification Board for Music Therapists in 2011 and continues to advocate for quality continuing education for music therapy professionals. She has volunteered in both Honduras, Central America and Ghana, West Africa to teach about the use of music with children with special needs. She has written and presented on a number of topics including autism, trauma and compassion fatigue and continues to research these areas of interest. She is currently a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology in the Psy.D. program at Immaculata University. She can be reached at WINEBERGLPC@GMAIL.COM

Listen LIVE at Noon EST/11 CST/10 MST/9 PST or check out the archives here or on iTunes. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

November 4, 2011 - Developing Melodies

My guest this week is Meryl Brown, who is a Board Certified Music Therapist, Developmental Specialist, owner and Blogger with Developing Melodies.  She received her Masters Degree in Music Therapy from Illinois State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the Crane School of Music at The State University of New York College at Potsdam.  Meryl has been providing music therapy for individuals since 2006 and has worked with a variety of populations.  In 2008, Meryl received her credential as a Developmental Specialist which now allows her to receive reimbursement through the State of Illinois for services provided. 
            Her company was originally founded as Brown Music Therapy in 2007, however,  following maternity leave (allowing plenty of time to think), the business underwent a name change in 2011 to Developing Melodies.  This allowed her to expand and market her services more effectively.  In addition to the name change, she developed a comprehensive website including information about her, the services and a blog where she features songs, activities, ideas and information for a variety of readers.

Listen LIVE at noon eastern/11 central/10 mountain/9 pacific or you can find the archived show here or on iTunes.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

October 28, 2011 - Wholesome Harmonies Music Therapy

Amy Kalas of Wholesome Harmonies Music Therapy is my guest this week. She works full time at United Cerebral Palsy of Miami AND maintains a private practice! I'll ask her how she balances these two jobs and more about her work and website. Join us for the discussion on Friday, October 28, 2011, at Noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific by calling in at 646-652-2850 or click here. If you miss the live broadcast, you can still listen to the show through the podcast or in iTunes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

October 21, 2011-Key Changes Music Therapy

Natalie Mullis is my guest this week. I've been wanting to talk to her for a long time too! She owns Key Changes Music Therapy in my birth-town, Columbia, South Carolina. The mission at Key Changes Music Therapy Services is to provide quality, evidence-based music therapy services to individuals and organizations in the midlands area of South Carolina. She also educates the public about the uses and credibility of music therapy as a useful and necessary treatment modality.

Listen LIVE at 12 noon Eastern/11 am Central/10am Mountain/9 am Pacific. The archived show is available 15 minutes after the show ends and can also be found on iTunes.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October 14, 2011 - MT Show Updates

This week I don't have a guest and I don't have a specific topic, but I do have a few things to share with you about the show and other music therapy things. If you have a question about music therapy, this would be a good show to call in to! 646-652-2850 during the live show (you can also call in to listen, without speaking to me on air).

Listen LIVE at noon eastern, 11 central, 10 Mountain, 9 Pacific. Or check out the archives which are usually available 15 minutes after the live show ends. You can also subscribe to the show on iTunes.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October 7, 2011 - Mundana Music Therapy

I had a lot of fun with my niece and nephews at the Texas State Fair last Friday. I even saw my sister's blanket that she crocheted and entered into the fair. She received Honorable Mention!

I'm ready to get back to the show, though, and am very excited about this week's guests: Megan Resig and Kimberly Thompson of Mundana Music Therapy.

Kim and Megan share original songs, resources, and techniques related to music therapy, music education, wellness, and business. I have been wanting to "meet" these ladies for quite some time so I'm glad to have them on the show!

Listen LIVE at noon Eastern/11 am Central/10 am Mountain/9 am Pacific or check out the archived show here or on iTunes.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

September 23, 2011 - Music Therapy and Wellness

It takes more than physical exercise to maintain good health. Balance is the key to leading a healthy lifestyle. Wellness is the dynamic process of becoming aware of, taking responsibility for, and making choices that directly contribute to one's well being and that of the common good. It is the integration of body, mind and spirit and the ongoing development of one's own meaning in life.

In this week's show, I'll tell you about the dimensions of wellness and how I use them in music therapy.

Listen LIVE at 12 noon Eastern/11 am Central/9 am Mountain/8 am Pacific or catch the podcast. You can also subscribe via iTunes.

Next week, September 30, I'm going to the Texas State Fair, so there won't be a show!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

September 16, 2011 - A Day's Work

This week, my guest is Raymond Day, from A Day's Work. The products presented on this website are the result of 24 years of focused efforts to create musical instruments and aids for the music education classroom with strong emphasis on helping the physically and developmentally challenged through music therapy. They are equally applicable in special education, occupational therapy, and elder care. Special effort has been devoted to those who are confined to wheelchairs.

Listen LIVE at Noon Eastern/11 am Central/10 am Mountain/9 am Pacific or check out the archives after the show.

Filling In the Gaps
Bringing music therapy to the physically disabled
By N.Raymond Day

Article available online at:
Physical challenges – we all have them! Everyone has that one spot on their back that is hard to scratch. When an itch occurs, we ask a friend or spouse, “Will you scratch my back? I have an itch I can’t reach,” as we pass an arm over the opposite shoulder to point out where it itches. Then we say, “No! Just a little to the right and a bit higher. Yes! That’s it!”

Of course, some physical challenges are uniquely our own. My wife is a water aerobics instructor and she loves choreographing exercises and leading them for her students. In our marriage this illustrates an incompatibility issue. As you can guess, my wife is very coordinated; I am not. Once she tried to instruct me to do an aquatic exercise. We got in the pool, and she said, “Move your legs like you are skiing.”

After a few minutes I kind of got the hang of it. Then she said, “Move your arms opposite the direction of your legs.” I tried it while mumbling to myself, “Left leg forward; left arm backward. Right leg forward; right arm backward.” I finally stopped because my arms and legs were flailing about directionless – only my brain was still working, doing its mumbling. “Why did you stop?” asked my wife. “Look,” I replied, “either legs or arms! You can’t have both.” I love and respect my wife’s coordination and teaching skills dearly, but there is no way I can do what she does.

Some people have physical challenges that vary on a continuum of somewhat extreme at one end to severely extreme at the other. Music therapists work with such people every day. Movements of all kinds vary by increasing degrees from what most of us take for granted. The challenges vary from one person to another but include fingers and hands, legs and feet, brain and body, arms, neck, lips, and more.

Regardless of the impediment’s location, it is a challenge for an MT to bridge the gap from physical difficulty to accomplished music-making and muscular improvement. Yet, it is exhilarating when the individual on the continuum can say, “I couldn’t, but now I can.” There is a gap between what is and what could be. Bridging this gap is one of the most important actions for an MT. Yet it results in a moment of another more positive extreme: i.e., extreme joy and gratification.

Bridges in music therapy are called adaptive aids. Regarding those aids, the staff at Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., says:

We are always looking for maximum client benefit in our treatment plans. Good, quality adaptive equipment opens new doors for our clients and for the treatment plan by making music even more accessible. The field benefits anytime a broader client base is reached. Examples of clients who can benefit from adaptive equipment include: clients with any kind of physical limitation due to stroke, birth defect, orthopedic injury, or impairment; clients with weakness in grasp strength or low muscle tone; clients with tactile defensiveness who have difficulty holding objects; and physically typical clients, such as someone with autism who might be working on decision making, organization, and creativity.

Creating and Supplying Bridges

Into this gap steps a woodworker – a woodworker who is not only constrained by choreography, but also has a musical deficit. The woodworker’s wife says, “He can’t find a beat, and he walks in circles when he tries to dance like he has one foot nailed to the floor.” What could this woodworker and music therapists possibly have in common? It certainly isn’t music. The answer is “the gap.”

In 1987, I received my first invitation to enter the world of music. A young lady came to my door with metal rods in her hand. It was Judy Pine, who is now director of National General Music and vice president at West Music, based in Coralville, Iowa. Judy and her husband Lou were coming to our home for dinner, but she also had another idea in mind. She said, “Ray I want you to make chime trees for West Music.” I replied, “But Judy, I don’t know a thing about music.”

“You don’t have to,” said Judy. “I know you do good woodworking and I want those skills applied to products we are carrying in our new catalogue.” Nervously I agreed, and more than 12,000 chime trees later, they are still in the West Music catalogue, along with several other products that Judy and I devised along the way.

MVP 2009 Winner:
Vertical Hand Drum/Tambourine Attachment
A music instrument attachment – made available through A Day's Work Music Education – designed for patients with restricted mobility, allowing wheelchair-bound to participate in music therapy without assistance.

"Music therapists constantly seek out products that facilitate adaptation, so that they can maximize client possibilities during sessions. Across populations, mobility and motor issues may require instrumental modifications. Musical interaction can only occur if music play is accessible. Motor skills can only progress through music play if current motor skills can be accommodated.

The Vertical Hand Drum/Tambourine Attachment attaches to a wheelchair/table clamp (also available from A Day's Work). A frame drum or tambourine is held securely in place. One version of the attachment comes with a spring that can hold a mallet. The Vertical Hand Drum/Tambourine Attachment is meticulously made, highly durable, and capable of taking intense use. It is highly portable and manipulable. At the same time, can be easily immobilized when you want it to stay in place.”
– Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC
Lewisville Independent School District
Adjunct Lecturer, Texas Woman's University


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August 26, 2011 - The Music Never Stopped

I've taken a break for a few weeks to deal with the extreme heat and some transitions I'm going through. But now I'm ready to continue with our broadcast and I have an exciting show for you this week! I was contacted by the producers of The Music Never Stopped, a movie featuring a music therapist, to review the movie on my show and received copies to give away! Listen live at 11 am Central/12 noon Eastern or check out the podcast to find out how to win your very own copy!

Friday, August 5, 2011

August 5, 2011 -- It's hot.

It's way too hot to think, much less broadcast today. But I'll be back next week with a very exciting show! I'll post more about that soon. Stay tuned.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 29, 2011 - Rhythm for Good

I can't believe I haven't had Kat Fulton on my show before! But I'm remedying that now!

Kat Fulton is the mastermind behind Rhythm for Good, a blog about music therapy, drumming, and wellness. Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC, NICU MT, is a speaker and board-certified music therapist whose passion is achieving therapeutic goals through making music. Simply put, her motto is Be well, feel good, and make MUSIC. With a Masters in Music Therapy from The Florida State University (headquarters for the National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy), she holds high standards for scientific research and maintains a practice infused with the latest evidence-based techniques and strategies. She completed her clinical training for music therapy at Musicworx of California, a music therapy contracting and consulting agency located in Del Mar, CA.
Kat runs Sound Health Music (established in 2005), a San Diego-based organization that encourages, enables, and empowers people to develop potential through research-based music experiences. The Sound Health Music team of board-certified music therapists design interventions that use music as the vehicle for positive change within corporate, wellness, medical, and enrichment settings.
Kat is pleased to be associated with Remo® as an endorsed facilitator. She maintains professional membership in the American Music Therapy Association, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, and the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.
Listen LIVE at 12 noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific. Check out the archived show here or subscribe on iTunes.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

July 22, 2011 - The Musical Autist

My guest this week is Christy Joy Diachenko, who has 15 years experience as a classical piano teacher. She received her Bachelors of Music from Colorado State University-Pueblo, in 2003. She is currently a graduate student for Music Therapy Board Certification, at Shenandoah University. She has 4 years experience in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, in both music and special education departments, and is currently a home/hospital teacher for some of AA County's most medically-fragile kiddos. She is the founder of the Musical Autist Academy, a place where children on the autism spectrum can learn and engage in music, to help fulfill their IEP goals, as well as to promote opportunities for performance. She blogs at The Musical Autist.

Listen LIVE at 12 noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific. Check out the archived show here or subscribe on iTunes.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

July 15, 2011 - Music Therapy Education and Training

My guest this week is Karen D. Goodman, Professor, Music, who is credentialed as a music therapist, a special education teacher and a licensed creative arts therapist. She has recently published her second book: Music Therapy Education and Training: From Theory to Practice. It is the only comprehensive resource on education and training in our field. She has just returned from presenting at the 13th World Music Therapy Congress in Korea and will also share her experiences there. You can find more information about her here:

Listen LIVE at noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific or you can listen to the archived show here. It's also available on iTunes.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

July 1, 2011 - Music Sparks with JoAnn Jordan

JoAnn Jordan, is a board certified music therapist and founder of Music Sparks – a music therapy service serving the needs of preschoolers and older adults. She has served as a presenter at a variety of area workshops speaking on various aspects of her work. Over the past 25 years, she has developed a variety of themed music experiences for these groups. Prior to creating the business, JoAnn served as Life Enrichment Coordinator at Sterling House of Hays and as Activity Coordinator at a variety of other long-term care facilities. JoAnn is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a degree in Music Therapy.

Music Sparks
--- Free SPARKS newsletter twice a month. Each is based around a theme and has songs & other resources.

Musical Gems
-- This site is her more introspective site where she looks at various aspects of life. She just started a free monthly newsletter FACETS with ideas to explore oneself again based around a theme.

Listen LIVE at noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific or catch the archived show. You can also download on iTunes.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

June 17, 2011 - Therapeutic Music Entertainment

Today, I'm thrilled to talk with Jim Newton and Paul G. Hill of Hugworks. They have a Therapeutic Music Entertainment program, that we will learn about.

Mission Statement: Hugworks provides healing experiences for the special needs of children of all ages through performing arts and media.
Founded in 1981, Hugworks (originally Celebration Shop, Inc.) – a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization - is dedicated to providing emotional support and healing through Therapeutic Entertainment and Music Therapy. President & Founder, Rev. Jim Newton (an ordained United Methodist minister under special appointment to Hugworks by the Bishop of the Central Texas Conference) began by providing programs in a wide variety of settings with youth and young adults, primarily in churches where he led concerts, youth weeks, retreats, and camps. In 1983, Jim was impressed by the tremendous response of children, families and staff at Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. He had never sung for hospitalized children before, but was invited to do a program there by a church youth sponsor who had lost a child to cancer two years before. Jim had a powerful experience that day and immediately recognized that music could have a tremendous healing impact with children suffering from severe, chronic and life-threatening illnesses. With the blessing and support of the Board, he was soon spending full-time in the children’s healthcare arena.
Since the early ’80s, with the help of individual donations, foundation and corporate grants, and public sale of recordings, members of the Hugworks team have toured children’s hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and special medical camps. They have provided their songs of healing and hope for children and families with medical and emotional challenges throughout North America and a number of foreign countries. In 2004, Hugworks began providing Music Therapy in DFW area children’s hospitals. In late 2008, Hugworks began Music Therapy services at its newly renovated Hugworks Center in Hurst, TX.
In addition, over 130,000 audio cassettes, CDs and songbooks have been produced and distributed to supplement the live programs. Hugworks’ healing impact is multiplied through thousands of Music Therapists, Child Life Specialists, Music Teachers and other healthcare/education professionals who make use of these resources in their work to help ease the pain and fear of their clients/patients/students every day.
With the help of long-time composer and co-executive producer, Paul G. Hill, and producer Noel Paul Stookey (of "Peter, Paul & Mary"), the songs that Jim Newton and the Hugworks team have composed, collected and recorded have garnered a number of prestigious awards. Among these are:
  • Parents’ Choice Gold Award
  • Parents’ Choice Silver Honor
  • Parents’ Choice Approved
  • Family Channel Seal of Quality
  • American Library Association Notable Children’s Recording
  • Parent Council Ltd. Outstanding Production
  • Parent’s Guide Children’s Media Award
Additionally, in recognition of our direct service with children and families, Hugworks has received the following awards:
  • Children’s Hospice International - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Award for Outstanding Contribution
  • Torch Bearer for 2002 Winter Olympics- Jim Newton
  • National Pediatric Nursing Association - Humanitarian Award
  • American Music Therapy Association - Southwestern Region - Friend of Music Therapy Award
  • Texas Association of School Psychologists - Children’s Assistance for Living Award
And most recently, Hugworks’ I Can Be The Best I Can Be song animated DVD received these awards:
  • 2009 Omni Intermedia Silver Award - Music Visual Production
  • 2009 Omni Intermedia Silver Award - Children’s Production
  • 2009 Telly Bronze Award for Children's Audience
  • 2009 Telly Bronze Award for Visuals with Music/Concert
Listen LIVE at Noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific or call in to 646-652-2850. You can also listen to the archives or subscribe on iTunes.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

June 10, 2011 - Drumming for Wellness

Drumming is a popular recreational and therapeutic tool. In this show I discussed why rhythm-based circles are being used with older adults and other settings.

I also reviewed Kat Fulton's "Drumify" DVD, available through

Listen to the show here!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

June 3, 2011 - Evidence-Based Practice

Evidenced-based practice is a buzz word being used in most health and education fields. But what is it and how is it used in music therapy? Where did it come from? If we aren't doing evidence-based practice, then what are we doing? These and other questions will be the topic of the show today and I'll also offer some questions you can ask your music therapist, health professional or educator to find out about the evidence that supports the treatment or educational plan. I'll also talk about how to make your practice evidence-based.

Listen LIVE at noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific. Call in to listen or join the discussion at 646-652-2850. Missed the live show? Listen to the archives or download on iTunes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

May 20, 2011 - Developing Music Therapy Goals for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Dr. Dorita Berger is my guest this week to discuss Developing Music Therapy Goals for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). She has done many presentations and research on tempo-based music treatment for people with ASD.

Dorita S. Berger, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT, is a concert pianist, educator, Board Certified music therapist, and New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapists. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University (B.A., Pittsburgh, PA) , New York University (M.A., New York, NY), and Roehampton University (PhD., London, UK), with additional piano performance training at The Juilliard Conservatory in New York City, Dr. Berger is an international lecturer and consultant on music therapy and physiologic function, and has served on faculties of several Universities.

Dr. Berger was recently awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to the Ukraine to lecture on Music Therapy. In addition to several journal articles and a book chapter, her published
books include: Toward The Zen Of Performance (1999); Music Therapy, Sensory Integration and the Autistic Child (2002); THE MUSIC EFFECT: Music Physiology and Clinical Applications (2006, co-authored with Dr. Daniel J. Schneck); and a chapter (10) in The Use of Creative Therapies with Autism Spectrum Disorder (S. Brooke, Ed., 2009). Additional recent activities include supervision, seminars, and presentations at International Conferences in Argentina, Italy, Canada, England, the Ukraine, and across the United States.

Dr. Berger is Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Biomusical Engineering, a new on-line publication. Dr.. Berger’s expertise is in Physiologic Clinical Music Treatment for Autism, Sensory Integration, and other diagnoses for all ages, including Psychodynamic treatment for aging populations, trauma victims, and neurologic impairments due to strokes, Alzheimer’s and Dementias, and others.

Submission Guidelines for the Journal of Biomusical Engineering

Contact Dr. Dorita Berger

Listen LIVE at 12:00 noon Eastern, 11 am Central. Or call 646-652-2850 during the show to listen or join the conversation. Or listen to the archives. Or subscribe in iTunes.

Friday, May 13, 2011

May 13, 2011 - Finding Balance

The illustrious and industrious Michelle Erfurt wrote in: "The main reason for [cutting back on my responsibilities] is for personal balance and sanity. Truth is that I have so many ideas that I think I should do them all... and I'm learning the hard way that a result of acting willy nilly like that can be overload. I've encountered the same thing with sessions as well.

This topic of 'editing yourself' is one that I wonder if other MTs would be interested in hearing about and/or gone through as well. Is this a topic that you and I could discuss on your podcast?" So this week, I'm going to discuss how to find balance and "edit yourself". Michelle called in and shared some of her strategies, I shared mine, and JoAnn Jordan shared hers in the chat room!

Listen to the archived show here or search for The Music Therapy Show in iTunes.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 6, 2011 - 1,000 Person Project

Ever schedule way too much for yourself? I did that last week, so I had to cancel the show.

But this month, I have a lot of guests and shows lined up:

  • May 6 - 1,000 Person Project
  • May 13 - Maintaining personal balance and sanity (thanks, Michelle Erfurt, for the topic idea!)
  • May 20 - Developing Music Therapy Goals and Objectives for Treating Autism Spectrum Disorders with Dorita Berger
  • May 27 - I'm maintaining my personal balance and sanity by taking the day off! So no show on this day.
So this week, my guest is Anne Vitort, of Anne Vitort is a board-certified music therapist and a certified teacher in the State of Washington. After years of working in business, as a Kindermusik educator, and as a stay at home mom, Anne was drawn to music therapy because it combines her love of music with her desire to be of service to those in need. She is maintaining a blog about her 1,000 person project to spread the word about music therapy in Clark County Washington by talking to 1,000 people in her community about music therapy.

Listen this week LIVE at 12 noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific. Check out the archived show here or subscribe through iTunes.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011 - Autism and Communication

I am pleased to speak with Dr. Anita Gadberry this week about Autism and communication.

For over a decade, Dr. Anita Gadberry has specialized in music therapy with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders. Before moving to Lawrence, Kansas for doctoral studies, Anita owned a private practice in Plano, Texas, was Co-director of Therapies at a private school for children with autism, and contracted with public schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. Anita has degrees in music therapy from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Texas Woman’s University, and the University of Kansas. She frequently presents workshops and seminars for music therapists, music educators, and classroom teachers at the regional, national, and international levels.

Listen LIVE at Noon Eastern, 11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific

Or check out the archives at anytime. You can also subscribe via iTunes. Leave me a comment here and let me know what you think and what you would like to hear on the show!