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Why I use my iPad: Communication, Motivation, Tangible Feedback & Music Access

by Tiana Malone

In music therapy, communication with families, clients, other therapies and team members, and caregivers is very important. My iPad is an important tool for facilitating that communication.

Evernote is a cloud-based note taking program …

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HMDX Jam Box Bluetooth Speaker

by Josh Osborne Osborne.Josh@MacPhail.org

I've been using the HMDX Jam Box for my daily speaker needs  for the past month now. I teach in community partnerships, Music For Life, and individual music therapy sessions, so I have often been confronted with the need for a portable solution to amplific…

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The Traveling Studio

by Josh Osborne Osborne.Josh@MacPhail.org

Now, I love my job. I enjoy that each day is different, the variety of clientele and students I see, the traveling, the successes, and the fact my job revolves around music—one of my greatest passions. Although, if you spend enough time around me, I will t…

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Using Wikifonia for Transposition

by Emily Greenleaf Greenleaf.Emily@MacPhail.org

What’s wrong with this picture?[1]

What’s wrong with this picture?[1] From the perspective of the MacPhail Music for Life™ teaching artist, this song is too high. Students in our programs typically range in age between 55 and 95. Some of our cl…

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Improvisation and Music Therapy

by Tiana Malone Malone.Tiana@MacPhail.org

When one thinks of musical improvisation, one undoubtedly thinks of jazz piano fingersand/or blues. My father played drums in an amateur blues band, so for me improvisation meant that moment in the song when everyone got a turn to "solo"; to shine and create their own i…

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Evernote for Music Therapy

by Josh Osborne Osborne.Josh@MacPhail.org

Below are some ideas about how to get started with Evernote. Email me with any questions or post some comments below.


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Music Therapy at MacPhail

by Marian Santucci Santucci.Marian@MacPhail.org

MacPhail’s music therapists serve clients and families with a broad spectrum of diagnoses. From pervasive developmental disabilities, such as autism spectrum disorder to traumatic brain injury to pain management, our music therapists have to be re…

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