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Audacity: Custom Music for Client Movement

By Rebecca Vaudreuil, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist Audacity is a free software, cross-platform digital audio editor and recording application. It is available for Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and BSD. Audacity can also be used for post-processing of all types of audio, including podcasts, by adding effects…

Technology for Music Therapists: Creating Popular Music Mash-Ups

By Rebecca Vaudreuil, MT-BC, Neurologic Music Therapist Popular music is something that goes hand in hand with technology. As technology continues to advance, so do the types of music that are created in music software programs. Client-preferred music and specific sounds are no longer able…

Rx: Belt One Out!

Publication: Bottom Line Publications Author / Writer: Rebecca Shannonhouse   Can’t carry a tune? It doesn’t really matter. Go ahead and sing or hum something anyway. It could make you healthier—and perhaps even prolong your life. New finding: Researchers who looked at members (average age 80) of a choral group found that…

Give the Gift of Music to Wounded Warriors

Source: Newport Beach Independent Writer: Lynn Selich   Newport Sunrise Rotary Club member Laura Dietz is on a mission to collect each and every unwanted and unused musical instrument she can find in our good city, to help bring the healing gift of music to the Wounded…

Rjoy Benefit Concert!

Attention all interns, Music Therapists, and anyone in the San Diego area on June 24th from 7-9 PM! Join us at our benefit concert for Resounding Joy, Inc. with the great music of Back to the Garden – Cactus Twang! Purchase Tickets Here!    

Musical Sock Hop Sounds Right Note for Veterans

Source: North County Times Writer: Leslie Carter   The mission statement of the Foundation for Brain Injured Veterans, a project of the Alara Advocacy Foundation, establishes the deep connection between this charitable group and music. Its special events, such as the third annual “Celebrity Sock Hop” on…

World Federation of Music Therapy Assembly of Student Delegates

Source: World Federation of Music Therapy Writer: Petra Kern, PhD, MT–DMtG, MT–BC, MTA, NICU–MT   We proudly announce our first World Federation of Music Therapy (WFMT) Assembly of Student Delegates. The WFMT Council sees students as a vital part of this organization as they are the next…