Blogs

Posturing For the New Music Therapist

By Anne Delleman, MusicWorx Intern A young professional can easily feel unqualified in the field of music therapy, where experience is given significant weight. This lack in confidence may limit a beginning music therapist from acting as mover or influencer within the profession. Becoming aware...

15 Songs in Spanish for Music Therapy

By Lindsy Lev, MusicWorx Intern ¡Hola gente! Since writing my first blog post for MusicWorx, music therapists, students, and fellow interns have asked me, “What are the go-to songs you need to know for working with Spanish speaking clients in music therapy?” I need to...

Beginner’s Mandala Manual

By Sarah Murrin, MusicWorx Intern The mandala is an intricate tool that has rich meaning and history. One of the most cherished visual objects in Tibetan Buddhism, the mandala's purpose is to assist the transformation from ordinary minds into enlightened ones and to support the...

Unpopular Opinion: Music is NOT a Universal Language

By Lindsy Lev, MusicWorx Intern Picture this: you’ve just had a great session with an older adult with dementia. The moment you started singing “Let Me Call You Sweetheart”, your client lit up and sang along to all the words. The staff is impressed; they...

Navigating Program Development

Special Project(s): A Lesson in Navigating Program Development By Katie Rahn, MusicWorx Intern MusicWorx Intern, Katie Rahn, discusses the step-by-step processes and lessons learned from her two special projects during internship: developing a pilot music therapy program at a local San Diego detention and reentry...

Resounding Resilience

A pilot music therapy program with at-risk youth By Meera Sinha and Betsy Gifford, MusicWorx Interns Meera One of the most unique aspects of an internship at MusicWorx, Inc. is the opportunity to develop and implement your own program. Some interns choose to embark on...

An Intern’s Guide to Self-Care

By Katie Rahn, MusicWorx Intern “Make sure you’re practicing good self-care!” A common phrase that we are all too familiar with, repeatedly told to us by our professors, colleagues, family members and social media… but do we know what it actually means? Self-care isn’t all...

Caring for Caregivers

By Elizabeth Mendez, MusicWorx Intern Caroline’s 28th birthday. Family, given or chosen, shapes who we are and makes sacrifices to keep us moving forward. I grew up in a family with two parents and two older sisters. My middle sister, Caroline, has Autism Spectrum Disorder,...