In this episode, Tony tells about his upbringing in Puerto Rico, also known as the Island of Enchantment, and how this has informed his MT practice. We also dive into Tony’s latest project; Spanish for Creative Clinicians!

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Antonio β€œTony” Milland Santiago is a board-certified music therapist, Vice President-Elect of the Southwestern Region of the American Music Therapy Association, and active member of the Latin American Music Therapy Network. A native to the island of Puerto Rico, Tony holds a Bachelor of Arts in Jazz Performance with a minor in Education from the Inter American University of Puerto Rico and completed his equivalency in music therapy at Florida State University. Tony completed his professional internship at Florida Hospital Orlando (now AdventHealth) and was hired there upon completion to work with the adult populations in inpatient rehab, psychiatry, oncology, bone marrow transplant, medical/surgical, and others, and became a NICU certification trainer for the National Institute for Infant & Medical Music Therapy. After, Tony worked as a music therapist and bereavement counselor for Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in Dania Beach, FL. In 2016, he helped re-launch the music therapy program at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. Currently, he works with the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital where he is helping build and develop the music therapy service line at the Center for Cell & Gene Therapy inpatient bone marrow transplant unit and infusion center.

Find Spanish for Creative Clinicians on Facebook, Instagram, or email Tony at and call him at (979) 557-2363.

Latin American Music Therapy Network on Facebook.

Music in Spanish: Resources for Music Therapists.

Kaplan and Sadock’s Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry.

Des’ree – You Gotta Be

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1 Comment

rajudewan · June 3, 2020 at 9:00 am

The rationale for measuring the difference between nature and therapy with arithmetic is a noble purpose. Nature is very firm in its principles, rules, character, protection or observance. The success of the therapy lies in its equivalents. We will not test the quality of our efforts, nature will. The only special reason is an artificial way of trying. It is not impossible to be his equal in an artificial way, but his identity must be clear. Many of the best music has been composed in the world, we like it, this art is limited to good perception. Our minds just want to get good gifts. The obsession with gifts and happiness does not last long, it is temporary. Our desire for pleasure is a special tendency, and as long as this tendency passes the standard of acceptance, that music is considered the best. There are many rules and regulations of music, there are many aspects, the study of the size, addition, multiplication, division of all this can tell which music is good and which is bad. This knowledge will enrich the therapy.

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