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Music Therapy Workshops April 6th, 2012

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM IF I ONLY HAD A SONG: Practical Elements of Songwriting in Music Therapy
Music Building Room LL65 Cheyenne Mize, MT-BC

Participants will discuss and learn about appropriate situations and goal areas for songwriting in MT, elements of a song, and starting points for writing their own songs in therapeutic situations. Participants will also review basic chord progressions, idioms, and structures for songwriting on the guitar.
Cheyenne Mize has a music therapy private practice and also tours as a performer. She has written and released two solo albums, travels regularly with her band, and provides in-home private MT services when at home.

Music Building Room LL28 Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC

This presentation addresses the various ways of creating meaningful interactions online. You will learn the tools of the trade, and what the future holds for building bridges with other fields online including: how to develop deep, rich connections with others online; who we need as web-based leaders for the music therapy field; and why maintaining a healthy web presence is GREAT for your professional growth.
Kat Fulton is a music therapist, speaker and blogger at Kat has been quoted online in the Wall Street Journal and Psych Today, and she is a social media and online continuing education maven.

Comstock Hall Julia Purcell, MT-BC


A look at Bluegrass, Old time and Gospel music and how we as music therapists can incorporate these genres into our clinical work. Learn the basics of how to play in these styles on guitar, and discover the importance of making connections with people through our shared musical heritage.
In addition to teaching and practicing clinical music therapy at The University of Louisville, in her spare time, Julia Purcell plays in a bluegrass/old-time band.

Music Building Room 135 Jessy Rushing, MM, MT-BC

Make the guitar work for you! Learn several guitar tricks and techniques, not only to pump up the quality of music you can bring to clients, but also as a tool in implementing MT techniques. In this presentation we will look at simple progressions for live music relaxation techniques, using bar and power chords to create drive and motivation, and tricks for moving around the guitar and more. The goal is to learn simple ways for the guitar to work for you so you can focus on the clients.
Jessy Rushing is with the Sounds Health Music team of music therapists in San Diego, CA. She provides music therapy services within the medical community and eating disorder clinics.


This event is sponsored by the University of Louisville Student Government Association and the University of Louisville School of Music. All workshops are open to students, staff, and community participants. Limited seating is available and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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