42. Adaptive Lessons and Musical Goals: Bonnie Houpt, MT-BC

In this episode, Bonnie and Tricia discuss burnout, adaptive lessons, and online resources for various MT topics and needs. Bonnie shares her personal experience with burnout and the resources she is creating online. Bonnie is a music therapist in Denver, CO and owns her own business, Rhythmic Roots Music Therapy, LLC, which provides music therapy and […]

41. World Music Therapy Day: Anita L. Swanson, Ph.D., MT-BC

In this episode, Anita and Tricia discuss global perspectives in Music Therapy and how the World Federation of Music Therapy is connecting Music Therapists across continents. #worldmusictherapyday is March 1st! Anita L. Swanson, Ph.D., MT-BC is passionate about assisting future and current music therapists. She also enjoys promoting global music therapy connections. Dr. Swanson is now […]

40. Clinical Musicianship: Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC

In this episode, Stephanie and Tricia discuss taking a less traditional career path as a Music Therapist and ways to apply clinical musicianship in MT sessions, specifically with young children. Stephanie Leavell, MT-BC is the creator of musicforkiddos.com, an online community dedicated to high-quality children’s music. Stephanie is an innovative and award-winning songwriter who loves […]

39. Creating a Soundscape: Alpha Woodward, MTA, MMT, FAMI, PhD (part 2)

In this episode, Alpha tells about how she created a more healthful soundscape in a residential setting as a Music Therapist. Dr. Alpha Woodward is certified music therapist with 15 years of clinical music therapy service in government and non governmental organizations.  From 2004-2007 Dr. Woodward was the clinical supervisor and field director for a small […]

38. An Adventurous MT Life: Alpha Woodward, MTA, MMT, FAMI, PhD (part 1)

In this episode, Alpha tells how a career in Music Therapy has turned her life into an adventure and how her humanitarian experiences lead to her own personal growth and clinical research. Dr. Alpha Woodward is certified music therapist with 15 years of clinical music therapy service in government and non governmental organizations.  From 2004-2007 Dr. […]

37. Music Therapy Exchange: Samantha Hassold, Music Therapy Intern

In this episode, Samantha and Tricia talk all things Music Therapy Exchange, a new and growing database of Music Therapy interventions that anyone can access and contribute to! Samantha Hassold is the creator of Music Therapy Exchange, an intervention database for music therapists. She is also a current music therapy intern at The Center for […]

36. Giving and Receiving Supervision: Fleur Hughes, MMT, MTA, MT-BC, NMT

This is part two of Tricia’s conversation with Fleur. In this episode, Fleur and Tricia discuss the importance of receiving supervision as a Music Therapist, as well as advice for being a supervisor yourself. Fleur completed a Master’s in Music Therapy degree at the University of West England in 2015. Since then she has worked […]

35. Do the U-Turn: Fleur Hughes, MMT, MTA, MT-BC, NMT

This is part one of Tricia’s conversation with Fleur. In this episode, Fleur shares about her unique journey to finding Music Therapy and how she has continues her MT practice across continents. We focus on cultural awareness and adapting to different clinical settings. Fleur completed a Master’s in Music Therapy degree at the University of […]

34. Balancing Family and Business: Elizabeth A. Ferguson, MT-BC

In this episode, Elizabeth shares her experiences and advice for growing a business, navigating MT independent contractors, starting a family, and finding balance through it all. Elizabeth has been working as a board certified music therapist since 2020 and teaching piano lessons since 2001 through out NH. Helping her clients to grow with music has […]

32. Eclectic Music Therapy: Chris Millett, MM, MT-BC

In this episode, Chris tells about how his practice has evolved and become more eclectic over time. He also shares about his own podcast project, Make More Music. Chris Millett, MM, MT-BC has been practicing as a board-certified music therapist since January 2014. He serves a variety of populations and trains budding music therapists as […]