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Tools for MT Creatives: Set. Your. Timer.

Set. Your. Timer. Really? Can working with a timer really encourage creativity? Is setting a timer good for a creative mind? Is setting a timer good for someone stretching their creative boundaries? Yes. I’ll tell you why. Your timer provides a clear boundary between safe, intentional, creative space, and all of the other space in our lives. So instead of setting a timer to beat it to the finish line or to feel like your …

Tools for MT Creatives: Meshing creativity with technology

Ahhh – the beautiful melding of human creativity and technology. To me, creativity and technology walk hand in hand with technology both supporting and enhancing creativity, and creativity driving technology forward. I mean – you can’t deny that Pinterest is a GENIUS idea. A creative totally dreamt that up! Since I’ll be hanging out on #MindstormMonday TONIGHT (eek!), I thought I’d start setting the creative table with one of the topics for conversation: creativity and …

Creativity Challenge: A challenge that works for YOU

Hi, Creatives! After watching, listening to, and working with so many of you, The Marketplace is taking the plunge. The “hosting a challenge and giving away an amazing prize” plunge. Starting Monday, 8/24, The Music Therapy Marketplace will be hosting its very own Creativity Challenge! I’m super excited to be sharing this with all of you, but not for the reasons you think. Okok!! If you think one of the reasons is to collectively and collaboratively …

Creativity Check-In No. 12: Structure is Key

    Hi, Creatives! I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rachelle Norman, MA, MT-BC of Sound Scaping Source. It was such a pleasure to talk to Rachelle about her perspectives on creativity and music making in her work in eldercare. During the part of our discussion that focused on her creative process, she described her use of structure and theme. “The key idea is to have a structure that is enough to give you something …

Tools for MT Creatives: Real Time Tools

Hey there, fellow #musictherapyblogger, music therapist, or creative! Thanks for stopping by to read my response to Julie’s blogging challenge #2: sharing about a tool that we use in our daily lives as music therapists. I love Julie’s question, and want to take it a step further. For those of you who know me, this shouldn’t be a surprise! Regardless, I’d like to share something with you that is very important and near to my heart – …