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We are partnering up with West Music! Enter our social media contest, leading up to #AMTA14, for a chance to win one of two $50 gift certificates!

2 $50 gift certificates to West Music

Winners to be announced at #AMTA14, Saturday, November 8th at 1PM Eastern, in the exhibit hall between West Music + Music Therapy Ed booths. Winners do NOT have to be present at #AMTA14 to win.

Rules for contestants:

  1. Leave just ONE comment below stating your plans to enter the contest, and leave your social media profiles and handles so we know your posts belong to YOU! Also, by leaving a comment, we’ll have your email address to contact you in case you win.
  2. Use the hashtag and post to Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and/or Youtube a selfie of you and your favorite instrument or piece of equipment. Attach your image, and copy/paste this:

    #WestIsTheBest! If I win the $50, then I will spend it on ____________!

  3. Submit as many entries as you’d like! You are allowed an unlimited number of posts per day. Whoever posts the most inspiring and creative images will WIN! This is NOT a luck-of-the-draw sweepstakes. We use a rubric, and the eligible entries will be examined thoroughly by the Music Therapy Ed team, and approved by West Music. We will award 2 winners with $50 gift certificates to West Music. You must be 18+ years old to enter.
  4. If your profiles are protected or private, then your entries are not eligible. If you have questions, please send an email to

Here are some examples:

#WestIsTheBest! If I win the $50, then I’ll get some drums to accompany my guitar!

Kaleigh needs some drums!

#WestIsTheBest! If we win the $50, then we’ll spend it on REAL fruit shakers!





We are only 4 weeks away from #AMTA14 in Louisville, Kentucky. Are you coming?

We’ve got another scavenger hunt this year with a stellar prize. =) Join us for our CMTE, and come see us at the Music Therapy Ed Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

This Week’s Shout-Out

Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC - Mindstorm Monday Guest This week’s shout out goes to Ellen Whealton, MA, MT-BC, Music Therapy Ed’s own wellness guru, and our next #MindstormMonday guest.

Register here to hear Ellen’s story. After suffering a traumatic brain injury and being in a coma for 5 days, Ellen had a vivid imagery-based vision just before music brought her out of the coma.

In this Mindstorm Monday, you’ll take away tools to not only serve your clients, but to take care of yourself, too.

Mindstorm Mondays are totally free if you attend LIVE.

Read the details and register here…

Did you miss yesterday’s Mindstorm Monday with Amy Love? No worries, you can always purchase the playback recording!

Be well, feel good, and keep rockin’ music therapy,

Julie A. Palmieri, MM, MT-BC
Community Manager –

P.S. Here’s what people are tweeting: What an inspiring #MindstormMonday with Amy Love! It’s a great time to be a soon-to-be MT. Thanks, @MusicTherapyEd! –Natalie Butler

My first #MindstormMonday encouraged me to keep my ear to the ground & never fear developing my own program. #EntrepreneurialActivism –Val McD

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