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 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. We consider it a high honor to walk alongside our clients and their families through some of life’s hardest seasons.

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

A COVID-19 UPDATE

UPDATED 9/1/2020:

To our Dear Clients,

It has been 6 months since we have seen each of you in-person, and boy do we feel that! We miss you all tremendously, and cannot wait until we can be together in the same room for music therapy and music lessons.

This is my reason for writing to you today: we feel the tension of both wanting to open back up and resume as much normalcy as possible, while we also know that we do not know enough just yet to do this in a safe manner.

While to you and your family it may only be 30-45 minutes with one of our staff members once a week, which sounds like low exposure, our team collectively works with over 60 families and facilities, which impacts all of our chances of potential exposure dramatically. Simply stated: in order to continue keeping your families safe, we are not ready to resume in-person services just yet.

We are closely following the CDC and WHO guidelines, and we are also keeping a pulse on the happenings around the State of Georgia. Once we feel that we can safely re-open our Studio space and return to visiting our client’s homes and facilities, I promise that you will be the first to know!

In the meantime, we have been thrilled to continue music therapy services via teletherapy and we are so grateful that we have this option. If you have opted not to participate in teletherapy up to this point, but would like to go ahead and get started, please reach out!

Thank you for your patience over the last two months as we have navigated this journey together. We are grateful for each of you!

Sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Mallory Even, LPMT, MT-BC
Owner & Director of Metro Music Therapy 

 

MMT Singing Grams

VALENTUNES SINGING GRAMS

We long to be together.
We want to laugh together,
reminisce, and hug each other again.

Our team feels this with you
and we want to help you stay connected
to those you love during this time.

Be TOGETHER while social distancing.

Here’s how:

  1. Choose a date and time from our Singing Gram calendar
  2. Enter your contact information and the contact information of your loved one who will be receiving the live Singing Gram
  3. We will email the recipient (and cc you) with the link for the Singing Gram and the date and time to login (the song you choose will remain a surprise until the delivery of the Singing Gram!)
  4. The best part? You will be on the call, too, so that you can see your loved ones’ reaction! You can also send the link to other friends and family members if this is a gift from multiple people/families!

Help Spread the Word: When you post images and videos of your Singing Gram on social media, use #MMTSinginggram and @MetroMusicTherapy to help us spread the word! You can also ask the recipient to keep the love going by nominating another recipient!

Once the Singing Gram has been delivered, and we have made you and your loved one(s) smile, please consider tipping your Singing Gram-ist by sending a tip to paypal.me/metromusictherapy – 100% of the tip goes straight to the Singing Gram-ist!)

CHECK OUT OUR FAVORITE MOMENTS FROM LAST SPRING! 

April Music & Movement!

Another month at home …

We can do this!
Our team is excited to offer another chance to make music with us
through an online platform throughout the month of April!

Here’s the Deal:

  • Geared towards children ages 0-5
  • All classes ONLINE!
  • Singing, dancing, counting, learning letters, making animal noises, and meeting new friends!
  • $80 for 8 classes

 

We are here for you!

Social Distancing is not easy. We are here to help.

WE ARE PROVIDING THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ONLINE FOR CURRENT AND NEW CLIENTS:

Due to social distancing to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are so grateful to be able to continue our music therapy services online for all of our current clients. Teletherapy services have allowed us to safely provide for our local clients, in addition to clients scattered through the U.S. and the globe!

We are also accepting new clients at this time. Please read more about the benefits of and requirements for teletherapy here.

Healthcare providers, front-line emergency responders, and employees of school systems and educational institutions are feeling a high level of stress during this quickly evolving and ever-changing global pandemic.

Our team provides online individual and group wellness services for organizations, groups, or even families who need to intentionally carve out time to pause, process, and reflect. Learn more about our Wellness services here.

We believe that when it can be, music therapy should be conducted in-person to be able to best meet the needs of each of our clients.

We also know that being face-to-face is not an option right now, and live teletherapy may not be accessible or even appropriate for all of our clients.

If you or your loved one would benefit from curated, individualized pre-recorded musical video content from one of our therapists, which could be accessed at a time that works best for you, we can do this for you.

Please reach out to find out how!

Facility on lockdown? Trying to find and create ways to bring music and joy into the lives of your clients and patients who can’t even leave their rooms? 

We can help. Let’s schedule a time to talk about how to bring appropriate music in safe ways to your clients and patients. We have some great ideas and would love to share them with you! Here’s a list to get you started.

We want to help you during this time, to get through this time,
and to be there for you long after this is all said and done.
Please reach out; you’re not alone!

Your partner in Good Health,

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