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Who Even Keeps Resolutions, Anyway? S.M.A.R.T. Goals Are Better

It’s hard to believe that we’re already mid-way through February of 2019!New Year’s Eve doesn’t seem so long ago. The promise of a new year, a fresh start, exciting possibilities… it’s more than enough to get the old motivational engine revved and roaring! Plans form, goals are etched in stone, and we feel certain that [...]

Tempo Time Warp: Why Does Music Sound Slower with Exercise?

(a) Heart pounding, (b) out of breath, (c) muscles tired, (d) altered perception of time. One of these experiences is NOT what I would typically associate with exercise… until recently, that is. Any guesses which?I’d just finished an evening run, and was driving back home from the trail with some of my favorite music playing. [...]

MMT Spotlight: Maria Nichta

This week, our spotlight is on Maria Nichta! Maria is one of our wonderful Music Therapists who provides Hospice and Bereavement services through the Songs of Hope program, teaches music lessons (adapted and otherwise), and works with adults and older adults at a day program. She also works with veterans at the VA and through [...]

2018-04-30T03:38:53+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Music Therapy, Uncategorized|

MMT Spotlight: Garrett Vaughn

Did you know that Metro Music Therapy’s amazing staff includes more than just Music Therapists? Garrett Vaughn is our resident Recreational Therapist - and super Clemson fan - who serves as a Community Support Specialist with veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project. This week’s spotlight is on you, Garrett! Can you tell everyone a little [...]

2018-03-20T19:33:32+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Blog, Uncategorized|

Our New Music Therapy Intern!

Please help us welcome Bianca "Bee Bee" Ford, our new Music Therapy Intern! Bianca Ford is originally from Birmingham, Alabama, and earned her bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Alabama- Birmingham. After graduating from UAB, she moved to Tuscaloosa to complete her certification in Music Therapy at the University of Alabama. She has had the [...]

2017-01-05T17:22:03+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

MMT & Northside Hospital

Metro Music Therapy is thrilled to announce the details of their newest project that is being completed with the H.E.A.R.T. strings Perinatal Bereavement and Palliative Care office at Northside Hospital. The MMT team and H.E.A.R.T. strings have been working for months to write original scripts and original music for a Relaxation CD for parents who have [...]

Music Therapy and iPods

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 [...]

Where will MMT be this Fall?

Check out what we are up to this Fall - join us when and where you can! {If you need more information about any of the events below, just email us!} SEPTEMBER 2015: 09/19/15 - "Creative Songwriting for the Pediatric Client" CMTE Course @ Mugs on Milton 09/25/15 - Falls Prevention Awareness Day @ The Shepherd [...]

2016-12-03T04:33:12+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Pre-Approved vs. Self-Directed CMTE Credits

The Metro Music Therapy Academy exists to help music therapists earn affordable, relevant, live & in-person continuing education credits. We also want to make earning your CMTE credits as easy as possible. One way we are doing this is by creating this document just for music therapists that outlines the difference between PRE-APPROVED CMTE courses and SELF-DIRECTED CMTE [...]

2016-12-03T04:33:12+00:00 September 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Music Therapy: Cost Savings

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 [...]

2016-12-03T04:33:12+00:00 July 12th, 2015|Music Therapy, Uncategorized|