The time has come! Soundscape Music Therapy is now the official home of Rachelle’s music therapy blog. This will be a place for sharing my reflections on music therapy practice and the wider worlds of music and healthcare, and I hope it will be a place for music therapists, caregivers, and music lovers to participate in these ponderings as well.
With the many blogs out there, perhaps you might be wondering…
Why is she writing this?
I am fascinated by the way music is experienced in many different settings, clinical and otherwise. I also enjoy making music with people across all ages and ability levels, and I wish to integrate the knowledge I have gained by working with so many people by writing about it here. I want to help people to understand music therapy better and how to use music in their own lives for improved health and well-being. Finally, following in the footsteps of many blogging music therapist friends, I want to provide another forum for those of us who are interested in music therapy to share our ideas, thoughts, and experiences.
Why should I read this?
If you are a music therapist or music therapy student, you will gain some fresh ideas for how to use music with your clients, as well as insights into one professional practice and potential resources to help with your work. I also hope this will be a place where you can share your ideas and experiences, as we all learn better from each other.
If you are a caregiver or work in health care, you will learn new ways to use music to improve the lives of those around you. You will also learn about what board-certified music therapists have to offer you and your clients or loved ones.
If you love music, you will get to share in the joy of music and its power in all of our lives as we explore it together.
Thank you for joining me on this journey into the world of music and music therapy. I greatly look forward to sharing in this journey with you!