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 [...]
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 [...]
Can music therapy help your program save money? In short, YES. Music Therapy is a very cost-effective healthcare treatment. While more studies need to be done, here are our top four favorite studies that show how cost-effective music therapy is as a treatment: Walworth, D.D. (2005). Procedural-support music therapy in the healthcare setting: a cost effectiveness [...]
No matter what our daily grind entails, we all need an outlet. We all need to decompress. We all need to take our health into our own hands. And if we can be preventative as opposed to reactive, it's going to be better for all of us. Wellness programs have provided a return on investment of around [...]
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 [...]