Video Diary of a Music Therapist

Being a board-certified music therapist involves not only maintaining skill sets in the areas of health, healing, musicality, and working with a spectrum of ages and abilities; music therapists also have to (get to, really) be well-versed with a variety of instruments and how those instruments will help a client work on and achieve their set goals.

This involves creativity, the knowledge and education on best practices to address the client’s specific objectives, the client’s musical preferences … and, owning a lot of fun, engaging instruments (and knowing how to play them!).

The following videos showcase a few of my go-to instruments and the goal areas associated with each activity.  All of these fabulous tools were purchased through West Music (and no, they did not pay me to write this – I just love West Music THAT much)!

 

Boomwhackers:

Articulation and fluency of speech

Boomwhacker rhythm cards to work on articulation and fluency of speech from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Xylophone:

Auditory and Visual Associations

Auditory and Visual Associations in music therapy from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Frame drums:

Cognition, receptive language, and following multi-step directions

Following multi-step directions with the frame drums from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Egg shakers:

Auditory discrimination, attention-to-task

On the count of 3! from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Hand Bells:

Visual spacing & color coordination for child who is visually-impaired

Hand bells to work on visual spacing & color coordination for child who is visually-impaired from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Chord Buddy:

Adapted guitar lessons

Adapted Guitar Lessons // Chord Buddy from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

 

Video Diary of a Music Therapist

Being a board-certified music therapist involves not only maintaining skill sets in the areas of health, healing, musicality, and working with a spectrum of ages and abilities; music therapists also have to (get to, really) be well-versed with a variety of instruments and how those instruments will help a client work on and achieve their set goals.

This involves creativity, the knowledge and education on best practices to address the client’s specific objectives, the client’s musical preferences … and, owning a lot of fun, engaging instruments (and knowing how to play them!).

The following videos showcase a few of my go-to instruments and the goal areas associated with each activity.  All of these fabulous tools were purchased through West Music (and no, they did not pay me to write this – I just love West Music THAT much)!

 

Boomwhackers:

Articulation and fluency of speech

Boomwhacker rhythm cards to work on articulation and fluency of speech from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Xylophone:

Auditory and Visual Associations

Auditory and Visual Associations in music therapy from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Frame drums:

Cognition, receptive language, and following multi-step directions

Following multi-step directions with the frame drums from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Egg shakers:

Auditory discrimination, attention-to-task

On the count of 3! from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Hand Bells:

Visual spacing & color coordination for child who is visually-impaired

Hand bells to work on visual spacing & color coordination for child who is visually-impaired from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.

 

 

Chord Buddy:

Adapted guitar lessons

Adapted Guitar Lessons // Chord Buddy from Rachel See, MA, MT-BC on Vimeo.