Episode 26: Unconventional Music Therapy Projects

by MTRT on February 14, 2012

A career can take you in many surprising directions outside of the music therapy room. Take the three of us–Rachel sells her music, Michelle created the Boom Tote, and Kimberly created a business ebook. Somewhere along the way, each of us had the idea for–and subsequently developed–an unconventional music therapy-related project. How did this happen and how can you do the same? We’ll discuss this and more in episode 26 of the Music Therapy Round Table podcast.

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Kellee Coviak February 14, 2012 at 2:16 pm

I do have an unconventional music therapy project in the works! I enjoyed and appreciated hearing your thoughts. Great show!


Amy Kalas February 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

Fabulous episode ladies! I can’t believe the timing of this podcast…I have an “unconventional” music therapy project in the works right now! Thanks for the tips and advice.

I love what you said about these projects Michelle – that your initial intent should be to HELP people first and foremost, and not to make money. So very true. Thanks again!


CJ Shiloh February 15, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Over the last two years you ladies’ve been doing these podcasts, I’ve enjoyed catching episodes while chopping gigantic salads in my kitchen! Just wanted to share that. :o) And also, in Michelle’s defense ;o) …..I thought Erfurt MT Resource was great! It’s really no fault of your own Michelle, that it was too much to manage – look at how much the online presence of MTs have grown just in the past year! Who ever could’ve kept up with that!?
Of course all professions/communities have grown in the same way, but I totally can relate to you guys, in the thrill of observing the ‘music therapy online presence’ boom over the past few years!
And hooray for all the opportunities to earn CMTEs online now, right? :)


Kat Fulton March 8, 2012 at 2:06 am

Thanks for the shout-outs in this one gals! Just now catching up on my podcasts. Great show =)


Roia January 29, 2013 at 6:23 am

Wow! How did I miss this? What an excellent show, ladies! Thank you for the very generous mention (and, for the record, a singer-songwriter friend of mine teasingly suggested a “spell Roia Rafieyan” contest- Ahem!). It’s an honor to be among such an illustrious (and industrious) crowd!

As I was listening to you all I was thinking that all of our projects actually started out because there was a need we had that was unfulfilled- either in our practices or in our lives- and we each figured out our own best way to fill that need. The fact that our approaches to problem solving our own challenges turned out to be something other people could make use of, enjoy, learn from, etc. was kind of the lovely frosting on the cake.

Thanks (rather belatedly) for another thoughtful show!


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