1. theotsiproject:

    Great post from the folks at occupationaltherapy.com. 

    Just like music, being a music therapist is also a whole brain activity. Shout out to other CATs, OTs, PTs, and SLPs!

    (via myotjourney)

     

  2. simplesongbird:

    "As Uncle Ben counseled Peter Parker, ‘With great power comes great responsibility.’ The same can said for music. It wields an incredible power over our minds, bodies, and emotions. At the same time, though, we need to be aware that this power does not alway work in our favor." Kimberly Sena Moore

    So important to keep in mind.

     

  3. musictherapytoday:

    Rachel Rambach, MT-BC, shares input in a blog post, answering what many music therapy students have asked her: “If you could be a music therapy student all over again, what would you do differently?”

    Love the seventh one, need to work on the sixth one.

     
  4. Last week I wrote a post about building memories in my twenties. Here’s to following through with a Katy Perry concert last night!

     
  5. neuromorphogenesis:

    How playing an instrument benefits your brain

    Recent research about the mental benefits of playing music has many applications, such as music therapy for people with emotional problems, or helping to treat the symptoms of stroke survivors and Alzheimer’s patients. But it is perhaps even more significant in how much it advances our understanding of mental function, revealing the inner rhythms and complex interplay that make up the amazing orchestra of our brain.
    Did you know that every time musicians pick up their instruments, there are fireworks going off all over their brain? On the outside they may look calm and focused, reading the music and making the precise and practiced movements required. But inside their brains, there’s a party going on.

    From the TED-Ed lesson How playing an instrument benefits your brain - Anita Collins

    Animation by Sharon Colman Graham

     

  6. World Chant Tutorials from Victor Shamas. I stumbled upon his channel while looking up a Buddhist chant, but there are so many he covers. The videos I’ve watched, he also share the lyrics and chords. Great resource if doing a session on spirituality or have a multicultural group.

     

  7. Trying to Read Piano Chord Symbols After Not Practicing For Two Years

    C#MA7(#11)? E-7(b5)? Geez.

     

  8. Finding Your Groove When Packing Up After a Drum Circle

     
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  10. Attention  music therapy students and interns! Music Therapy Ed has just released a FREE CMTE course for professional success. Topics include internship interviews, clinical skills for interns, resumes, and marketing.