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. Brooke Wagner is a southern girl at […]

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. 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 […]

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. “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, […]

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. 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 […]

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. 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 […]

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! “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 […]

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. 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 […]

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. 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 […]

17. Self Care: Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC (part 2)

In this episode, Ami and Tricia discuss self care techniques and resources. Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute and is a board-certified music therapist. Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout, and has presented on self-care and burnout at international events and conferences. Ami has been a board-certified […]

16. A Journey Through Burnout: Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC (part 1)

In this episode, Ami shares her personal journey through burnout and how it inspired her to create resources and support systems for other professionals. Ami Kunimura, MA, MT-BC is the founder of The Self-Care Institute and is a board-certified music therapist. Ami provides therapeutic support for professionals around the world who are experiencing burnout, and has presented on […]