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MMT is Expanding!

Metro Music Therapy has served the metro Atlanta area for almost 14 years … and we are thrilled to announce that we are now also serving the state of North Carolina! We will be providing in-person and telehealth services for clients and facilities in the Triangle and Triad areas.

If you are interested in partnering with us to bring music therapy to your loved one or to the clients of your facility, please reach out and let us know!

We can’t wait to begin serving you, North Carolina!

Lunch & Learn: Is Telehealth Effective?

 

We have been providing Telehealth Music Therapy Services for ONE YEAR NOW!

We have learned so much, and want to share our knowledge of the Efficacy of Telehealth with our facility partners, and other healthcare and education professionals.

Join us online next Friday, March 26th, for our Lunch & Learn, “Is Telehealth Effective?” and find out how we are adapting our services to continue meeting the needs of our clients and making progress toward their therapeutic goals!

Bring your lunch & hop online to join us!
Registration is FREE and required – details below:
When: Friday, March 26th
Time: 12:00 – 1:00pm EST
Access the Call hereZoom
Meeting ID: 924 0584 5164
Passcode: 511880

Exceptional Children’s Week Recap

The Metro Music Therapy team recently participated in the Simpson Elementary School Exceptional Children’s Week on March 1-5, 2021! The week was comprised of fun, inclusive activities across multiple domains for students. Monday, March 1st was “Music Monday” and our team had the honor of providing a thirty-minute, interactive video for students of all ages.

Students were able to sing Hello and Goodbye songs, play percussion instruments, sing an animal-themed song, and engage in movement activities with all Metro team members. Although Covid-19 prohibited us from seeing the participants smiling faces in person, it didn’t stop us from having fun together! We love what we do and were ecstatic that Simpson Elementary thought of us during this exceptional week!

Check out our Hello song here!

Welcome Daisy!

Metro Music Therapy is excited to introduce our newest music therapy intern!

“My name is Daisy Myers and I am a recent graduate from Converse College in Spartanburg, SC! I was born and raised in Georgia and have loved every minute of being a Georgia Peach.

I love football, traveling, sunshine, and music, of course. I’m so excited to be a part of the MMT team as the introduction into my music therapy career!”

Welcome, Daisy!! We are so thrilled you have joined our team for the next 6 months!

Welcome to Metro Music Therapy!
We are so glad that you found us.


WHO WE ARE ::

Here at Metro Music Therapy, we consider it a high honor to walk alongside our clients and their families through some of life’s hardest seasons. We envision a day when all of our clients, from their first breaths until their last, will be given the opportunity to grow, heal, and thrive through their involvement in music therapy services.

Our mission is to provide the most current and innovative music therapy practices to assist our clients in achieving their cognitive, educational, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual goals.

We value honesty, transparency, empathy, warmth, and genuine connection with others.

Our Founder and CEO, Mallory Even, believes that quality Music Therapy services can only come from the best Music Therapists. Everyone on the Metro team is Nationally Board-Certified by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT), and Licensed to practice Music Therapy in the State of Georgia.

To maintain our credentials, Music Therapists must participate in 100 hours of Continuing Education every 5 years; and we are proud to say that we not only partake in continuing education, but we are also an Approved Provider with the CBMT to lead Continuing Education courses for other healthcare professionals.

WHO WE SERVE ::

When we say, “from first breaths until last,” we mean it! Our team has the certifications and experience necessary to work with the following:

  • Premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Persons with Autism
  • Children with Cognitive or Developmental delays
  • Children and Adults with Behavioral disorders
  • Grieving Children and families
  • Refugees who have resettled in the Atlanta area
  • Teens in Residential Foster Homes
  • Teens and Adults in Inpatient Psychiatric Units
  • Veterans with PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Hospital Patients of all ages and with varying diagnoses
  • Older Adults with Dementia or Alzheimer’s
  • Hospice & Palliative Care patients
  • Children and Adults striving to achieve Wellness
  • Employees in High-Stress Work Environments (Healthcare, Education, First Responders)

WHY METRO ::

For thirteen years, Metro Music Therapy has been changing the face of music therapy in the Southeast U.S, and more recently, across the country and globe due to our cutting-edge Telehealth Music Therapy Programming. Our creative, dynamic, diverse, versatile and well-educated team has over 50 years of collective experience in our field. We have served clients of every age and diagnosis, we have created new Music Therapy programs for countless healthcare facilities, schools, and private programs in Atlanta, GA, we have a competitive and highly sought-after University-Affiliated Music Therapy Internship Program, and we have collectively employed over 30 music therapists since opening our doors. We believe in the work that we do, and we tenaciously and passionately advocate for our field and for those who benefit from our services.

SERVICE MENU ::

MORE ABOUT MUSIC THERAPY ::

The American Music Therapy Association defines Music Therapy as the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • Promote Wellness
  • Manage Stress
  • Alleviate Pain
  • Express Feelings
  • Enhance Memory
  • Improve Communication
  • Promote Physical Rehabilitation

LET’S CONNECT ::

Celebrate!

Our founder and CEO, Mallory Even, graduates from the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program this evening! It has been an awesome 5 months of learning, networking, and finding new ways of continuing to be resilient during a global pandemic! The MMT team rewrote this classic to help celebrate Mallory and Cohort 14 … We hope you enjoy!

2020 Gift Guide!

 

We frequently have parents and grandparents ask us for recommendations of instruments and other gifts for their loved ones who participate in music therapy or music lessons with us.

In order to make 2020 a bit easier this year, we are proud to present our
2020 Gift Guide for the music lover in your life!

Happy Shopping!

MMT SINGING GRAMS:

  • During this season of isolation, send the gift of connection and community through song to a loved one, friend, or co-worker! {Order here}

STUDIO PTC GIFT CARDS:

  • Studio PTC Gift Cards come in increments of 4 lessons, and can be purchased simply by emailing us @ mallory @ metromusictherapyga.com!

BEGINNER GUITARS:

INTERMEDIATE + ADVANCED GUITARS:

UKULELES:

KEYBOARDS // DIGITAL PIANOS:
{You want 88 weighted keys, a stand, a sustain pedal,
and the least amount of extra buttons possible!}

AUXILLARY PERCUSSION:

Items to avoid: anything sold in a toy store or that looks and feels like a toy! If the music lover in your life wants to learn to how to play an instrument, the best way to keep them motivated is to make sure they learn on a quality instrument that sounds nice when played, and that will stay in tune! 

Military Suicide Up 20%

Six-months into this “new norm,” and everything still feels very strange and heavy.

On the way to my office this morning, I heard these statistics on the radio, and I had to take a minute to wrap my head around these numbers that were screaming out to me over the car stereo:

Military suicides have increased by as much as 20% this year compared to the same period in 2019 …

And senior Army leaders — who say they’ve seen about a 30% jump in active duty suicides so far this year — told The Associated Press that they are looking at shortening combat deployments … *

Last year, the suicide rates, 20% lower than now, were still too high and unacceptable. It is overwhelming to think of each and every one of the lives that have been tragically changed because of these statistics.

I do not have all of the answers, and these situations can be so complicated; but I do know that music therapy services can help our active-duty military members and veterans. Not only does our field have the research to show this, but we have firsthand anecdotal evidence that music therapy can improve overall well-being and the outlook for the sometimes long road ahead.

Our team provides in-person and telehealth music therapy services for Veterans and active duty military personnel, and we are also very proud to partner with Music Therapy of the Rockies, a non-profit very near and dear to us who provides Songwriting Retreats for Veterans with PTSD.

If you or a loved-one is struggling due to military-related trauma, please know that we can help — no matter where you are. Our team now provides telehealth services to clients all over the globe, and we would be honored to walk alongside you during this crucial time.

With you in the hard times and the good,

 

 

 

 

*Read the full article from WSB News & Talk here.

MT Internship & COVID-19

Hi everybody!

My name is Merideth and I’ve recently moved from the country roads of West Virginia to the sunny, peach state of Georgia to begin my six-month music therapy internship with Metro Music Therapy. Woohoo! If you told me a year (or even 6 months ago) that I’d be interning in the midst of a global pandemic, I wouldn’t have believed you. But, here I am!

As we all know, it’s been a challenge navigating the world of technology to still successfully “see” clients but through a new lens…or in this case, a screen. Thus far, the faces I’ve had the pleasure of meeting virtually are warm and welcoming. I’m sad I’m unable to see their smiles, give them hugs, and watch them make beautiful music in person. Hopefully, one day!

This experience has already differed from my school experience in the sense that I have multiple clients per day with different diagnoses compared to one client per week. While this is a bit of a challenge at the moment, I’ve already gained more knowledge than imagined just in the two short weeks of observation. I really am excited to continue growing personally and professionally. Metro Music Therapy has given me an amazing opportunity to learn from truly some of the best clinicians as well as amazing clients. I am blessed and ready to continue this journey! Stay tuned for updates. 🙂

Merideth McClain

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