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A Dose of Virtual Joy

By Seika Bishton, MusicWorx Intern Do you have a loved one who may be experiencing loneliness due to being socially isolated for over a year? Through great efforts by music therapists at Resounding Joy, adults with dementia can receive virtual phone calls that provide a...

Thinking Differently in the Workplace

By Brian Locascio, Resounding Joy Music Therapist Everyone who wakes up for work each morning and has to attend a staff meeting knows the experience of interacting with a variety of personalities and views while working towards the meeting's common objectives. In these meetings, we...

Anyone Can Play Guitar

By Al Neale, MusicWorx Intern The guitar: the instrument that has been at the forefront of the majority of popular music for the last seventy years. Guitar playing has become synonymous with being a rock star like Eddie Van Halen, Slash, or Jimi Hendrix. Keep...

Primary Instruments in Music Therapy: A Toolbox

By Audrey Weatherstone, MusicWorx Intern Music therapy education primarily focuses on piano and guitar skills, supplemented with voice and percussion. The AMTA Professional Competencies define these instruments as “functional” and are by far the most commonly used in practice by music therapists. For the purpose...

5 Ways To Use Creative Arts in Music Therapy

As music therapists, we value creative expression as a tool to meet specific clinical needs such as emotion regulation, enhancing coping skills, improving communication, anxiety/pain management, and cognitive stimulation. Our voices and musical instruments are our primary modalities...but have you ever thought about incorporating visual...

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...