DO validate a person’s perceived idea of music therapy. Hear me out… the quickest way for someone to shut down in a conversation about music therapy is to immediately negate their perception of our field. How many times have you caught yourself saying “well actually....”? Try to sincerely validate one’s perception before diving into conversation [...]
A few weeks ago, Sam and I had the honor of traveling to St. Simons Island to attend the Georgia Health Care Association’s Annual Social Worker’s Meeting. We were invited to this conference to view the film, Alive Inside, with the conference attendees, and we presented immediately after about the benefits of music therapy for patients [...]
Written by Kally Ramminger, LPMT, MT-BC I’ve watched the music therapy community mourn the death of Dr. Oliver Sacks over the past week. His legacy will live on forever, as he has helped so many people throughout the years understand the power that music has on one’s brain. Equally important, he also taught us the importance [...]
It's a great question, and one that we hear so often. Can't a volunteer provide these same services for free? Can't a classroom teacher, whose salary is already in our budget, do the same thing that the music therapist is doing? Hey guys, I get it. I'm a business owner, and sometimes it has to [...]
In April, Sam traveled to Savannah to present with CCYA at the annual conference of the American Association of Children's Residential Centers (AACRC). We were so honored to be a part of this presentation and to have Metro Music Therapy represented at the Conference! Learn more about our music therapy services for residential youth here.
In December, our team loaded our luggage, our laptops, a handful of guitars, and a lot of food into 3 cars and headed up to a cabin in the North Georgia Mountains. This was our very first company vision casting retreat, and MAN, did I have an agenda planned. I was so excited to get the [...]