1. Your name:
Elizabeth Gardiner Myers, MM, ADC, CDP, MT-BC
Activity Director Certified
Music Therapist – Board Certified
BA University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Psychology
MM Florida State University – Music Therapy
Interned at Coastal Center, Ladson, S.C.
Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland
Currently living in southwestern Virginia with my husband
Employed at Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Independence, Virginia as Director of Therapeutic Recreational Services, 17 years experience in Long-Term Care.
3 daughters, 2 son in laws and 1 grandson
3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:
I would have to say the 60s groups, Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Paul Revere and the Raiders
4. Why did you want to write an e-book?
I used a song “Jesus loves me” with alternate words in my MT sessions and loved it. Researched the market and could find no other book with familiar tunes and alternate words.
5. What was your process for developing your e-book?
I set a goal of writing at least one song per week, then worked on it for several years.
6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy
I love to read any book related to music therapy and dementia, ie. Alzheimer’s disease
7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?
Familiar tunes re-versed
8. Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?
Practicing music therapists and activity directors in adult day care, assisted living or nursing home settings
Also activity directors and volunteers without a musical background in these facilities
9. What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?
Any books related to Alzheimer’s music activities
10. Anything else you would like to add?
This e-book, MEMORY TUNES, is very simple to use. No accompaniment is needed. As long as you know the tune, the new words are just sung in place of the standard words. It will give music therapists a new tool to use in sessions. It will also give activity directors a fun creative outlet for singing with their residents/clients.