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Robin Williams on music

This Week’s Shout-Out

We are shouting out Alie, a music therapist from Ohio. She has been feeling overwhelmed with the number of referrals she receives and doesn’t know what to do.

Unmanageable caseload… sound familiar?

We offer 4 actionable steps that YOU can take when the number of clients coming IN doesn’t match your music-therapy-happy-place.

Download the script so that you can get the conversation started with your manager!

Have you been in the same place as Alie? Help her out with your best suggestions and experiences. See you in the comments below!
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In case you haven’t signed up for our free CMTE gift for you…. A few great music therapists like Ron Borczon, Barbara Reuer, Meredith Pizzi, and John Carpente can’t wait to share with you what makes a successful music therapist!

Learn from them and more in our new Music Therapy Success Course, available to you FREE for 3 CMTEs.

#MTSuccess Course

And in the meantime, check out 7 things successful music therapists do differently…

1. We advocate.

“In the sixty-plus year development of our profession we have learned to be both flexible and savvy in our descriptions of music therapy. These well-honed skills have built a foundation for our profession to grow and expand in ways we didn’t think possible. And, in most recent years, our advocacy efforts have brought us to a place of greater acknowledgement and public awareness than we have ever experienced before.” ~ Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC

Resource :: Demonstrative Video of Hospital Setting with Matt Logan of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital

2. We market.
Successful music therapists know how to describe their services in a way that makes administrators and decision-makers WANT what we offer. We all know that music therapy can be cost-effective and life-changing. Successful music therapists can market themselves to attract their very best employment opportunities and/or clients.

Resource :: Music Therapy PayPers by Metro Music Therapy of Georgia

3. We collaborate.

“I find those who collaborate to be especially successful in helping the MT profession.” ~ Kaleigh Thomas, MT-BC

Sharing session ideas. Presenting at a local, regional, or national workshops or conferences. Participating in research studies. Check out our awesome instructors presenting at the AMTA National Conference this year! In fact, two Music Therapy Ed team members are teaching a CMTE. Check it out here!

4. We network.
Successful music therapists use networking to their advantage everyday. Through discussion with fellow colleagues, we develop new services and offerings, creatively brainstorm, and build new business ideas – all the time.

Resource :: The Networking Workbook by Michelle Erfurt


5. We continually evolve.
Over time, successful music therapists and grow within themselves AND through their practice.

“The music therapists I admire most are continually evolving and striving to better themselves and the profession with everything they do.” ~ Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC

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3 Free CMTEs Just Released This Week

Greetings! We are so geeked about the newest course release at Music Therapy Ed! But there’s even better news — this new course is completely free to you. Yup, for you. For FREE. AND — we are also thrilled to be partnering on this course release with West Music! Please stay tuned to our future […]

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Time to CELEBRATE!!!

Greetings! We are feeling GREAT over at Music Therapy Ed recently — and here is why: Music Therapy Ed is celebrating its’ 2nd birthday on Thursday, July 17! In addition to offering 22 courses, serving over 300 VIPs and giving out over 1,600 CMTE certificates, we have provided a few free tools for you along […]

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Get your groove on with MIDI!

Happy July! You will definitely want to STAY TUNED to the Tuesday Shout-Out in the next few weeks. Let’s just say that it involves freebies (yes, FREEBIES!) that will set your professional life ON FIRE! Speaking of freebies, are you ready to put on your techie hat and create some music with MIDI? We have […]

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Grab your guitar – here’s another FREE resource!

Hey there! Is it the start of summer where you are? We hope you are enjoying warm weather, beautiful sunsets, amazing bonfires with sing-a-longs, and fun times! This Week’s Shout-Out This week we are shouting out Becky Watson, MBA, MT-BC, an esteemed music therapy colleague in Virginia. Becky attended a past regional conference institute in […]

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Do you love reading? Great resource ahead!

This week’s Shout-Out goes to the Music Therapy Book Club, created by Jennifer Sokira, MMT, LCAT, MT-BC of Connecticut Music Therapy Services, LLC. The Music Therapy Book Club offers opportunities to read important music therapy texts, to learn and gain additional knowledge from either the author or other highly qualified facilitators, and to earn CMTE […]

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The Faces of Music Therapy Ed

First, congratulations to Carolyn Dachinger for winning the Self-Care contest. She receives Brene Brown’s book, Daring Greatly! She suggests saying “yes” to a limited number of requests – the ones she feels passionate about, and then saying “no” to other requests that take her away from her priorities. Click here to read all the Self-Care […]

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Vote For Your FAVORITE Self-Care Strategies!

Voting is now over, and……….((drum roll, please…….)) Carolyn Dachinger was the WINNER of our Self-Care contest! She receives a copy of Brene Brown’s book Daring Greatly. Congratulations, Carolyn!! We LOVE Music Therapists!!! Thank you all for participating and voting in this contest! PS — Share with the WORLD that music therapists are LEADERS in healthcare […]

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OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION April is Self-Care Awareness Month at! We have been showering ourselves with self-care this month but we wanted to hear how you’re doing, so we’ve created a SELF-CARE CONTEST where YOU can shout out your favorite self-care strategies to the Music Therapy Ed community! More details at the conclusion of this post. […]

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