29. Music Therapy in Montana: Brooke Wagner, MT-BC

In this episode, Brooke and Tricia discuss cultural differences across the US and how working as a Music Therapist in Montana is unique. Brooke tells the story of how she serendipitously fell into her current hospital MT job, and also shares about some impactful experiences since being there.

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Brooke Wagner is a southern girl at heart, but a Montanan by choice she lives just outside of Billings with her husband and three children, ages 13, 11, and 6. She is a board-certified music therapist who enjoys cooking, spending time with her family, and hiding under the covers with a good book. 

Find Brooke on Facebook and online here, here, and here

St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Montana

Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah

Child Life

Brian Schreck, MA, MT-BC and heartbeat recordings

Littmann Digital Stethoscope

Music Therapy Chronicles Episode 21. Defining and Living Your Mission: Julie C. Martin, MT-BC

Perinatal MT with Heidi Lengel, MMT, MT-BC and Kate Taylor, MA, MT-BC

Listen to Miles Davis and Romantic Era Music

Laurie Berkner: I Know a Chicken

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28. Growing Through Internship: Nicole Birmaher, Music Therapy Intern

In this episode, Nicole shares about her internship experience thus far. She shares her reflective thoughts and goals for the future. Her uplifting outlook is insightful and encouraging.

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Nicole Birmaher is currently a Music Therapy Intern at Robert & Ann H. Lurie Children’s Hospital is Chicago. She completed her Music Therapy coursework at the University of Miami Frost School of Music in May 2019 and is working towards obtaining her clinical hours, in the hopes to soon become a board certified music therapist. Nicole received the outstanding senior award for her graduating Music Therapy class and wrote a research proposal addressing the effects of live versus recorded music use in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit). In order to educate individuals about Music Therapy, Nicole has a dedicated Music Therapy Instagram account (@nicbirmaher). Nicole feels that there is somewhat of a lack of music therapy presence on social media, especially from a student stand point, and decided to use this unique platform to post weekly videos/posts about music therapy, the profession, and her internship experiences. Nicole hopes that this account will reach individuals, both in the field and outside, and teach them about the incredible work within music therapy and its powerful effects. She is extremely excited to be a music therapy intern and one step closer to achieving her MT-BC credentials and helping others through the use of music. 

Follow Nicole on Instagram to watch her Music Therapy Monday videos!

Lurie Children’s Hospital Chicago

Shows to watch: Nancy Drew, Riverdale, Dynasty, Explained, Friends

The Lava Song book

The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book)

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27. Making Connections: Gabby Banzon, MT-BC

In this episode Gabby and Tricia talk about Gabby’s many creative projects, balancing it all, and connecting with others through them.

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“Chicago born, Atlanta grown, and Dallas pruned, I’ve been involved with music since childhood. While I wasn’t a big fan of being forced to take piano lessons, I loved making music with others. Eager to be included, I also picked up the saxophone, the guitar, and singing. This led to being part of school ensembles and ministry bands all throughout high school and college… and to learning way too many other instruments to count.

I loved the community I got through creating music. It allowed me to be me and still form connections. I decided that I wanted to create an environment for that to happen with others. To make a space that fosters an encounter and a relationship where they can finally be accepted and loved and seen for who they are.

And that is what I do. 

During the week, you can find me working as a board certified music therapist with youth and adults of all conditions. At the moment, it looks like coordinating the special needs branch of a non-profit community theatre. During the weekends, you can find me creating music, words, videos, ideas, and connections. All with a cup of coffee in hand.”

Check Gabby out online, on Instagram, on Twitter

Space

Clinical BOPulation: hosts, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram

​Allyson Rogers, MT-BC on Music Therapy Chronicles

Toni Blackman on Clinical BOPulations

Ricky Vazquez on Clinical BOPulations

NOVUM COLLECTIVE

The Threshold Podcast

Homecoming podcast

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

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26. Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community: Brian T. Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT

In this episode, Brian and Tricia discuss trauma informed therapy, personal disclosure, and LGBTQ topics. Brian also tells about the newly released book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community.

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Brian T Harris, PhD, MT-BC, LCAT is a music psychotherapist in private practice in NYC. He holds a PhD in Expressive Therapies and is a faculty member at New York University and a core faculty member of the Kint Institute’s creative arts therapy and trauma certificate program.  Dr. Harris is the past head of the Pavarotti Music Center’s music therapy department in Mostar, Bosnia and past consultant to UNICEF in development of music therapy initiatives for Syrian refugee children in Jordan. He is co-editor of the book Creative Arts Therapies and the LGBTQ Community in addition to numerous other publications.  Dr. Harris is a trained Advanced Vocal Psychotherapist and Analytical Music Therapist and is the current president of the International Association for Analytical Music Therapy.  He has worked for over 20 years with a diverse range of clients.

The Kint Institute

Expressive Arts Therapy Summit NYC

80’s Act Up Movement

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25. Trailblazing: Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA

In this episode, Jennifer shares her personal experiences and the resources she’s created to help other Music Therapists through difficult career periods.

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Jager and Kokemor Photography

Jennifer Buchanan, MBA, MTA is a keynote speaker and health entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. Since she became a certified music therapist almost three decades ago, the music therapy industry has shifted from not being a recognized industry at all to becoming a legislated profession. As a leading expert, Jennifer has lead and grown through each of these transitions, serving hundreds of organizations through her award-winning company which she founded in 1991.

Check out Jennifer online, on Instagram, on Facebook, and on Linkin. You can email her at jennifer@jbmusic.ca

Coaching, the Hub, and Books available on the website

National Alzheimer’s Day livestream

Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind

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24. Impactful Experiences: Christina Ouimet, MT-BC

In this episode, Christina tells about her professional journey and the lessons she’s learned along the way. This is Music Therapy Chronicles’s first in-person interview!

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“I have always loved to sing…and when I learned to play the guitar 50 years ago (!), it was a beautiful union!  Since 1993, I have worked as a music therapist at Tewksbury Hospital and I live in gratitude for the way life has unfolded for me.  There is always more to learn, to experience, to savor.  When not working, I enjoy time with dear friends,  reading, meditating and being in the beauty of nature.”

Contact Christina at christina.ouimet@state.ma.us

Donna Chadwick, MT-BC

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23. Attention is the Bedrock of All Cognition: Kathleen M. Howland, Ph.D., SLP (part 2)

In this episode, Kathleen and Tricia discuss interventions and resources to help MT’s grow as professionals and as individuals. See the show notes for resources mentioned.

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Kathleen M. Howland is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) and licensed speech language pathologis (CCC-SLP)t. For the past 35+  years, she has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings. Her doctoral studies in music and cognition have informed and supported her interest in bridging the communities of science and art in order to identify best practices. She teaches undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music specializing in neuroscience and clinician wellness.

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Music Therapy Tales on Facebook

Soular Jazz Festival

Music Together

Concussion Research by Nini Kraus

Auditory Perception research by Nadine Gaab

Edwin Gordon Music Learning

Just For Laughs

MedRhythms

Glen Campbell “I’ll be Me” blogpost

Talking Heads: Nothing But Flowers

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Renee Fleming singing

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”

You’ll Never Walk Alone

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22. Bridging Music and Science: Kathleen Howland, Ph.D., SLP (part 1)

In this episode, Kathleen shares some of her research and scholarly knowledge, and the impact of this research on the MT profession. See the show notes for many of the resources mentioned.

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Kathleen M. Howland is a board certified music therapist (MT-BC) and licensed speech language pathologis (CCC-SLP)t. For the past 35+  years, she has worked with a variety of clinical populations using music to enhance speech, language, cognition and movement in habilitation and rehabilitation settings. Her doctoral studies in music and cognition have informed and supported her interest in bridging the communities of science and art in order to identify best practices. She teaches undergraduate at the Berklee College of Music specializing in neuroscience and clinician wellness.

Check Kathleen out online and contact her

Music Therapy Tales on Facebook

Soular Jazz Festival

Music Together

Concussion Research by Nini Kraus

Auditory Perception research by Nadine Gaab

Edwin Gordon Music Learning

Just For Laughs

MedRhythms

Glen Campbell “I’ll be Me” blogpost

Talking Heads: Nothing But Flowers

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats

Renee Fleming singing

Ralph Vaughan Williams – Five Variants of “Dives and Lazarus”

You’ll Never Walk Alone

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21. Defining and Living Your Mission: Julie C. Martin, MT-BC

In this episode, Julie tells about changing her career path and how defining her mission has assisted her in doing this.

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“I am grateful for who I am, what I have been able to accomplish and the people who have been a part of that, what I am inspired to do, and knowing that I am becoming who I am supposed to be. Who am I? I call myself a “Healing Facilitator” who has a 23 year career as a Board Certified Music Therapist, primarily in pediatric hospitals and hospice (dementia). When I am working with hospitalized children through Music Therapy, I feel that I am my most authentic self in my professional life. My work with those living with dementia is a very close 2nd. I have had too many exquisite moments as a Music Therapist to count, on the whole. What have I accomplished? As a musician, I was a member of the Tampa Bay Symphony, playing piccolo and flute. As a Music Therapist, my work has supported the growth of Music Therapy in the Tampa Bay area. In my current role, I created a specialized protocol for hospice Home Health Aides to incorporate recorded music into their visits with patients with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. The service has been recognized as a “value-added” service for these patients. What am I inspired to do? Level up my service as a Music Therapist and focus on integrating Music Therapy more fully into healthcare. My vision is to see Music Therapy as a core service across the healthcare continuum. My main business goal is “Enhancing healthcare outcomes through music.” Who am I supposed to be? I am still clarifying that, but I think I am a person of love, gratitude, peace, and service…and unconditional happiness.
On any given day, I am walking my adopted retired Greyhound, whose race name was Hotfoot Ann Wilson (lead singer of Heart), teaching an indoor cycling class at the YMCA, enjoying a local craft beer and dinner with my best friend, coming up with a new cookie recipe, meditating with my cat on my lap, or running (when it gets cool again). I’ll watch anything Star Wars, but episodes IV, V, and VI with original scores are my favorites. Right now, I am focusing on personal and spiritual growth and developing my energy work practice, so I haven’t played my flute much. But, it was just overhauled and will be ready when I am.”

You can email Julie at juliemartin.mtbc@gmail.com and find her on Facebook.

Julie says “If you only read one, read this one [Love Yourself]!”

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20. Play Therapy: Kate Shannon, MS, MT-BC

In this episode, Kate and Tricia discuss integrating play therapy into Music Therapy sessions and using play in our own self care. Kate also tells about her podcast and platform: Creative Therapy Umbrella.

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Kate is a board-certified music therapist working in the Denver, CO area. She is currently finishing up the requirements to become a Licensed Professional Counselor and is excited to become a dual-certified clinician to better support her clients needs. She is also passionate about integrative approaches  within therapy, especially with play and music therapy. Kate is the host of “Creative Therapy Umbrella: The Podcast” and loves to hike, read, knit, create, play with her dog and cat, and laugh with her husband.

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Otzi the Iceman

Siberian Ice Maiden

Spectrum Creative Arts

Music Therapy Hospice and Palliative Care group on Facebook

“But I want to talk to you.” article

Ami’s self care course

Lessons From the Playroom podcast from Synergetic Play Therapy

Tara Brach‘s podcast

When the Gnomes Go Underground

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