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Barbara Reuer – Group Rhythm And Drumming With Older Adults

$35.00

Written by a team of creative and highly qualified music therapists, this publication provides content training for the use of group percussion strategies with mature adults. In fact, the book promotes senior peers as group facilitators and/or co-leaders. The grace of this approach is that no previous musical training is necessary in order to benefit from, manage and execute your own older adult music-making program. The intended audience includes: music therapists, music educators, recreational therapists, activity directors, musicians and volunteer coordinators.

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Written by a team of creative and highly qualified music therapists, this publication provides content training for the use of group percussion strategies with mature adults. In fact, the book promotes senior peers as group facilitators and/or co-leaders. The grace of this approach is that no previous musical training is necessary in order to benefit from, manage and execute your own older adult music-making program. The intended audience includes: music therapists, music educators, recreational therapists, activity directors, musicians and volunteer coordinators.

About The Author

Barbara Reuer

Career Highlights

  • Neurologic Music Therapist
  • Music Therapist–Board Certified
  • Founder and CEO of MusicWorx Inc., San Diego, CA
  • Founder and CEO of Resounding Joy Inc., San Diego, CA
  • 2008 Recipient of AMTA Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2008 Recipient of The Southern California Cancer Pain Initiative
  • Pain Management Award

 

Music Interventions Proven by 40 Years’ Clinical Practice

Dr. Reuer is the founder and CEO of MusicWorx Inc., an international clinical training program for music therapy interns as well as provider of workshops and seminars covering wellness, community-building, and stress management, for healthcare professionals, educators, and corporate clients. Dr. Reuer’s vast experience includes more than 40 years of clinical practice in public schools, older-adult facilities, hospices, medical and psychiatric hospitals, corrections facilities, substance abuse and eating disorders programs, and health spas and course instruction at the community college and university level.

Dr. Reuer has served as President of the National Association for Music Therapy (NAMT). She was the year 2000 recipient of the Professional Practice Award from the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) for significant contribution to the practice of music therapy. And in 2008, Dr. Reuer received a Lifetime Achievement Award from AMTA.

Dr. Reuer has authored and co-authored several books and articles. Print media feature articles and numerous prestigious publications frequently quote her. She has appeared in several televised interview formats at local, national, and international levels, including the Lifetime Network television series New Attitudes.

Dr. Reuer also is the CEO of Resounding Joy, Inc., a California 501(c)(3) corporation whose mission is to promote emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual well-being through supportive music. Resounding Joy uses principles and approaches developed from professional music therapy practice to train non-musician volunteers—Joy Givers—to provide supportive music services to Joy Receivers—adults and children with special needs. Outreach currently focuses on four populations: general community, international medical settings, older adults, and school children.

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