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How To Become A Music Therapist

By Gracie Kuyper Hi! My name is Gracie Kuyper and I’m a high school intern here at MusicWorx. I am in 12th grade and am excited to work here! While I’m here, I get to learn more about music therapy and the benefits that come...

5 Benefits of Online Learning

In an age of instant streaming and endless online resources, it’s hard to find the right quality educational opportunities. In the music therapy and allied healthcare community, we rely on continuing education programs to maintain board certification or other credentials. Do you ever feel like...

Album Cover Revival

By Anna Barker, MusicWorx Intern “What are some of your favorite album covers?”  A simple question with a common response.  First, the quizzical, hard thinking face accompanied with a request for a further explanation.  Next, a version of the response “I don’t recall many album...

Family, Friends, Music – Oh My!

By Seika Bishton, MusicWorx Intern Hospitals across the country are easing visitor restrictions and hospital staff are seeing more families and loved ones of patients throughout the day. For the past 3 months as a music therapy intern, I learned seeing visitors in a patient’s...

Accordion to Research, Concertinas Are Their Own Instrument

By Anna Barker, MusicWorx Intern Ahh, the music of hand-held bellows!  As their distinct sound cuts through a large crowd, the accordion and concertina allow for the portability and a “one-person band” experience other instruments fail to offer.  What sort of music comes to mind...

Let’s All Play Our Drum

By Seika Bishton, MusicWorx Intern When you read the word “drum” what comes to your mind? Most likely something different from me and anyone else reading this blog.  What did you see? Music therapists often say phrases such as, “Let’s all play our drum” or...

Trauma-Informed Care

By Madalyn Vanarthos, MusicWorx Intern When you search “Trauma-Informed Care” on the internet, this screen will pop up under images… Though infographics are helpful, I find the collage of colors, ideas, key ingredients and alliterative terms daunting. The image epitomizes the chaos in my attempt...