In this episode Brittany tells about how she uses the business mindset she learned as a contract MT now that she is an employee. We also discuss recognizing good timing for advocacy and working collaboratively with other disciplines in hospice.

Brittany Tachkov, MT-BC started the music therapy program at Hospice of the East Bay in Pleasant Hill in May of 2017. She graduated from University of the Pacific in December of 2014, completing her internship with Seasons Hospice & Palliative Care in San Diego. Since then, she has engaged within the music therapy community in various ways in order to complete her first 5 year cycle, including supervising University Affiliated interns, founding and serving as president of the California Association for Music Therapy, and completing her Hospice & Palliative Care certification.

Find Brittany on Facebook and on Instagram, or email her at

Day in the Life of a Music Therapist.

Brittany’s Music Therapy Ed. course: Funding & Program Development.

Brittany on The Creative Therapy Umbrella.

13th on Netflix.

Music and Memory.

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Arun · July 8, 2020 at 2:41 am

It will be a wonderful change for the hospice facility. A welcome addition to help the aged who are undergoing care and treatment. Aged people will have more life when they start to enjoy their music therapy. I am sure you are going to see a lot of changes in palliative care. Please visit at

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