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Listen and Learn Music: On the Horizon

Thursday, October 22, 2009

On the Horizon

Beginning in January, I will be offering consultative music therapy services through my private practice, Music Therapy Connections. Consultative services, you ask? Though I go into great detail on the MTC website, I'll sum it up here in just a few sentences.

When a student comes to my studio for one-on-one or group music therapy, that is considered direct service. We work on specified goals and objectives using the songs, activities and interventions I have designed based on that student's specific needs. However, if I provide the student with those songs, activities, and interventions (as well as accompanying tools for the parent, teacher, or other professional) without meeting face-to-face on a regular basis, then that is considered consultative service.

Several factors played into my decision to offer consultative services. First of all, I love creating and providing resources (which is pretty clear, I hope, based on this blog). The fact that children all over the US and beyond are benefiting from my songs and activities simply amazes me, and I want to take that further. Consultative services allow me to provide individual therapeutic and learning experiences through music on a wider scale; in this way, I am not limited to children in central Illinois. Anyone, anywhere can receive these services as long as communication is available via phone, internet, and (seldomly) snail mail.

Secondly, my direct services are limited to the students I can see between the hours of 4 and 7 pm, as I work at a school during the day. Consultative services are not :) After all, doesn't everybody need one more way to fill their nights and weekends? The truth is, I love the work that I do and I can't wait to do even more of it.

And last but not least, I think the interest is there. I receive many emails from parents all over who want to explore music therapy for their children, but do not have a music therapist in their area. And while direct service is the ideal means of delivery, sometimes it just isn't possible.

Please visit my new Consultative Services page for a more in-depth explanation. I have also put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions, though you are certainly welcome to contact me directly for more information.

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At October 22, 2009 at 5:58 PM , Blogger Mikaela said...

Well, if you weren't busy before, you're certainly going to be one busy lady after January! Isn't it wonderful to be able to do what you love for a "living" though? I had someone ask me recently how I could be so involved with music, day in and day out. "I love it!" I replied. When that didn't get through, though, I compared it to something we all understand: food.
"You may be able to go a short while without food, but you inevitably have to come back for more."
"Yes, but food is essential for living," he replied.
"So is music--for me." ;-)

At October 22, 2009 at 10:38 PM , Blogger Rachel Rambach said...

I can completely relate, Mikaela. A great analogy for those non-music people who just don't get us :) We are indeed very lucky to be doing what we love...and getting paid for it, no less!

At October 30, 2009 at 11:06 PM , Blogger kangiang said...

You make a happiness to everybody ,I can brings
the happiness form your song.I follow you listen your song and write my idea to this page. You are best woman for more life people.


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