53. Authentic Human-ness: Tony Beuchel, MT-BC

In this episode, Tony and Tricia discuss podcasting, therapeutic approaches, and having authentic human interactions with our clients. Tony is a music therapist working in developmental health in Fort Wayne Indiana. He specializes in children with autism, children who’ve experienced complex trauma, and members of the LGBTQ+ community. He is also certified at the basic […]

43. Superwoman Blues and Songwriting: Tracy Richardson, Ph.D, MT-BC

In this episode, Tracy and Tricia discuss Tracy’s new book “Who Moved My Cape?! Letting Go of Your Superwoman Expectations.” Tracy also shares her personal songwriting process and advice for using songwriting in the clinical setting. Tracy is a board-certified music therapist with a doctorate in Counselor Education. She has been a Professor of Music […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

33. You Have Something to Offer: John Moon, LPMT, MT-BC

In this episode, Tricia and John discuss being podcasters in the MT space. John shares about his initial feelings of imposter syndrome and how he has overcome them in different professional and life situations. “My name is John Moon. I am the Director of Memory Care and Music Therapist at an assisted living in Greensboro, […]

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 […]

31. Bottom Up Approach: Antoinette Morrison, MT-BC

In this episode, Antoinette tells about the bottom up approach and the importance of asking “why?” She also shares her advice for both MT students and professors. Antoinette Morrison MT-BC is the owner of Back Mountain Music Therapy in Dallas, Pennsylvania.  Trained in Creative Music Therapy, Antoinette specializes in working with children on the autism spectrum, […]