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24th Aug

2016

You’ve probably self-medicated with music before–most of us do it frequently! You listened to an upbeat song to motivate you for cardio exercise, you were soothed by a melancholy album during a rough patch, or maybe you ...

13th Jul

2016

Originally from the Associated Press by Mike Householder A music therapist at a Michigan children’s hospital has made dozens of unique recordings as a gift for patients’ parents and other loved ones. Bridget Sova uses a ...

11th May

2016

This infographic from imamusictherapist.com shows how music therapy enables and contributes to neuroplasticity, or a fancy word for your brain’s ability to grow and change. Music has been shown time and again through research to ...

4th Apr

2016

The video above is a wonderful Tedx Talk of Dr. Deforia Lane presenting on Music Therapy and Medicine. She is an acclaimed music therapist who founded the University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, OH where she is ...

14th Mar

2016

You’ve probably had a moment (or more) where you put on your favorite song and either relax, get pumped up, or allow yourself to react to it in some way. Recorded music is truly a wonderful thing that helps add to our everyday ...

4th Jan

2016

It is a pretty well known fact that if a student is a part of a smaller class, they get more individualized attention and thus increases learning rates and quality. While individual music therapy sessions are appropriate for many music ...

27th Apr

2015

On Sunday, March 1st, Play Your Part, Inc.’s new studio opened with a bang! Over 60 people joined us in celebrating our new studio space in Mission Viejo. Check out our Facebook post for a glimpse into all the fun! Kids enjoyed ...

14th Jan

2015

Today was my last day of teaching at OCSA for the semester. Parts of me were happy, parts of me were sad, but when the students led a few interventions for their final project…part of me felt anxious. Why…? I’m not ...

15th Oct

2014

I recently came across this great website. Great concept. Great articles. Why hadn’t I heard of it before? Check out MajoringInMusic.Com. And more specifically, check out Music Therapy for Children with Autism. This fall ...

19th Feb

2014

This past Saturday I presented about music therapy to the folks at Glass Mountain in Irvine, CA. Ten people were in attendance and I spoke about the field of music therapy, my story of why I became a music therapist, and then we ended ...