First, I want to express my deepest appreciation to all you kind souls who follow my periodic blather. I am humbled by your willingness to allow me to share mental space with you- especially in this world of perpetual information and overwhelming amounts of weblife! Truly. Thank you!
Second, as some of you who are music therapists in the United States know, the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) and the Certification Board for Music Therapy (CBMT) have designated January 2011 as the month in which they've invited those of us who spend way too much time online to make a commitment to address music therapy advocacy in our various blogs and podcasts.
What the heck is "music therapy advocacy" (you may well be asking)? Well, here are a whole lot of blogs you can go to in order to find out:
- Beyond the Music (blogger: Michelle Strutzel)
- Developmental Community Music (blogger: Kalani)
- Eclectic Guitar (blogger: Sara Sendlbeck)
- Key Changes Music Therapy (blogger: Natalie Mullis)
- Listen & Learn Music (blogger: Rachel Rambach)
- Mindful Music Therapist (blogger: Roia Rafieyan) (Hey! That's me!)
- More with Music (blogger: Amanda Ellis)
- Mundana Music Therapy (bloggers: Megan Resig and Kimberly Thompson)
- Music For Special Kids (blogger: Pamela Ott)
- Music Sparks (blogger: JoAnn Jordan)
- Music Therapy Drumming (bloggers: Bill Matney and Mike Marcionetti)
- Music Therapy Maven (blogger: Kimberly Sena Moore)
- Music Therapy Research Blog podcast (co-hosts: Blythe LaGasee and Andrew Knight)
- Music Therapy Round Table podcast (co-hosts: Michelle Erfurt, Rachel Rambach, Kimberly Sena Moore)
- Music Therapy Source (blogger: Matt Logan)
- Music Therapy Tween (blogger: Michelle Erfurt)
- Revolution Rhythm (blogger: Jason Armstrong Baker)
- Rhythm For Good (blogger: Kat Fulton)
- Rhythmic Mind (blogger: Stephanie Kuester)
- The Music Therapy Show with Janice Harris (host: Janice Harris)
I invite you to read our blogs and listen to our podcasts and find out ways that you too can be a music therapy advocate.
I'll be posting my thoughts and ideas about this topic tomorrow (I know! Two posts in a row? Wow! It's a miracle!), so I'm going to go and write that now, and I'll see you back here shortly!