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Assignment Highlight | Abdominal Cancer

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Abdominal cancer pain Patient: RD, female, 60s Therapy Setting: Medical facility Intervention Type: Individual I was working with a fellow therapist who had brought her cello. It was a real treat to hear her play at bedside for all who…

Assignment Highlight | Traumatic Brain Injury

Music Therapist Journal Medical Diagnosis: Traumatic brain injury resulting from motorcycle accident Patient: RD, male, age 26 Therapy Setting: Medical facility Intervention Type: Individual neurologic music therapy (NMT) techniques Goal 1: Use left-hand (injury deficit) pincer/palmar grasp coordination Technique 1: Hold mallet to play instrument…

Assignment Highlight | End of Life

Music Therapist Journal — Hospice Angels Medical Diagnosis: Failure to thrive, depression, macular degeneration Patient: Sharon, female, from age 98 to 101 Therapy Setting: Hospice Intervention Type: Individual Sharon loved music, had played the piano when she was a child, and later in life, took…

Spotify: The Ultimate Music Resource

By Esther Craven Imagine a world where you can walk up to your computer, search for any song and immediately begin listening. Imagine iTunes, but no purchase required– only an internet connection. This is Spotify; the future of digital music. It sounds too good to be true– but the only “catch” is…

Alumni Interview: Maya Zebley

Maya Zebley is one of those people that you can’t miss; she is originally from Israel and touts a head full of curly hair and wisdom. From the moment I started talking with Maya, I could tell she had not only a big personality, but…

Alumni Interview: Abbey Dvorak, #40

Esther Craven, intern #125 interviewing Abbey Dvorak, intern alumni #40. “Abbey Dvorak and I met at the AMTA conference in Jacksonville, Florida this past November. During the following interview, she left me with several relatable stories and truly encouraging words for current interns. She saves…

Alumni Interview: Mary Altom #66

Esther Craven, intern #125 interviews Mary Altom, intern #66 Mary’s experience as a MusicWorx intern truly stretched her to exceed her comfort zone and foreshadowed her current positions working with students in special education and private practice. Mary Altom gives a helpful piece of advice…

Alumni Interview: Stephanie Scheffel, #92

Interview with Stephanie Scheffel, #92 Esther Craven, intern #125, reporting on intern alum #92, Stephanie Scheffel. Drawn to MusicWorx by a desire to explore a variety of clientele populations, Stephanie’s adventure into internship led to her developing well-rounded skills that would help lead to her…

Alumni Interview: Christina Whipple #107

Christina Whipple was intern #107 at MusicWorx and completed her time in sunny San Diego in December of 2011. Since then, she has continued her career as a music therapist back in the Midwest, and currently works in Illinois. 1.     What is your current job?…

Alumni Interview: Anna McChesney #45

  Anna C. McChesney currently works as a music therapist with two juvenile detention centers and is working towards a license as a professional counselor. One of Anna’s biggest learning moments during her time at internship came while beginning the contract for Healing Notes Inc….