Young people today are born into society inundated with constant, short-term, passive stimulation, while often socially isolated. Music improvisation in music therapy gives them an opportunity to slow down, listen to one another, be present, be playful, be curious, be creative, be together, or just be.
Anxious about what to expect on exam day? Here's my experience, and some helpful tips.
Here are my take-aways from the 2023 World Congress of Music Therapy!
Engaging in imaginative play is about meeting a child where they are and becoming part of their world for a moment.
“Why are there so many songs about rainbows, and what’s on the other side?”*
Tips and tricks for overcoming your inner critic and jump-starting your creativity
By Kristin King, MMT, MT-BC
[Scene: Music Therapist is walking into hospital]
Step one: SANITIZE SANITIZE SANITIZE
Step two: Greet (and be greeted by) the temperature checker!
“Good morning to you! In the last 48 hours, have you experienced any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste or smell?”
Step three: Have temperature checked. Good to go!
“... and don’t forget your screening sticker!”
Our incredibly talented team of Ashley Manges, MT-BC, Kristin King, MMT, MT-BC & Genessee Flynn, MT-BC worked together to create an original song..."The Coronavirus Anthem" to share with the world! Songwriting is a tool music therapists use regularly to express emotion and create connection in times of uncertainty, anxiety and stress. Music was made for just these times. We encourage everyone to find a way everyday to use music...to help your mind, spirit and physical wellbeing during this time. #musicchangeseverything.