Meet the Author: Lorinda Jones

1 Your name:

Lorinda Jones

2 Education/Background:

Bachelor’s in Music Education, Oboe Major, Univ. of Ky
Master’s in Secondary Education, Music Emphasis, Univ. of Louisville
Master’s in Counseling, Western Kentucky University
Music Therapy Equivalency, Tenn Tech. University
Owner of Music Therapy Services of Central Kentucky since 1996 (children and adults, school setting, assisted living, daycare, nursing homes)
Taught practicum courses at University of Louisville
Part-time Music Performer, American and Celtic Folk Music

 

3 Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

Eagles

4 Why did you want to write an e-book?

I am starting to look more for e-books since I have a lot of my music organized in an app on the iPad.  I know others can use this format.

5 What was your process for developing your e-book?

It began as a printed document that I was putting together for a class I was teaching at a dulcimer week for adult beginners, including those in the Road Scholar program, and since I put this together completely in an electronic format, it was easy to make the decision to go with an e-book.

6 Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy

I keep the Guitar Songbook for Music Therapy by Kathryn Scheldt and Frances McClain on my desk at all times.
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7 How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

Organized, Sequential, Handbook

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

Anyone wanting to learn to play the dulcimer, or wanting to know how to implement the dulcimer more into their current programming.

9.  What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?

Fake Books

10.  Anything else you would like to add?

I’m very excited to have this opportunity.  I have been considering doing an e-book since taking the technology course from Kat Fulton on MusicTherapyEd, and it was perfect timing to receive the invitation.  I’m thinking about the next one already!

Video Feature: My House ebook!

“The idea for the “My House” book was fueled by my desire to create a book for children on the autism spectrum that would be a vehicle for them to tell their own unique story about where they lived, who they lived with and the special people and things that were important in their lives. The book in its original form was introduced at a program in the Clawson Public Schools called The Starfish Project. This creative arts group was designed for children in the Autism classes and their peers in general education.”  – Lisa Barnett

 

 

Meet the Author: Lisa Barnett

1. Your name:

Lisa Barnett

 

2. Education/Background:

Bachelor of Music from Michigan State University in Music Therapy 1981.

I did my music therapy internship at Napa State Hospital and developed friends there that I still hold so very dear to this day!

I have worked in the public schools for over twenty-five years in the metro Detroit area and started my private practice Songs To Grow On four years ago.

 

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

The Who was my favorite band because we actually performed “Tommy” in junior high school. We had a very progressive music teacher for the time! My favorite artist was and still is Carole King and I hope to see “Beautiful” in New York City this September.

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4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

The “My House” was originally created as a custom ordered book.

After a presentation on the book at the Great Lakes Regional Music

Therapy Conference in 2012 I was approached by several music therapists who were interested in assembling the book themselves. That is when I consulted with my web designer about the possibility of offering the book as a downloadable PDF. Since it became available as a downloadable entity I have found an audience of parents and teachers that have been interested in assembling the books for their children and students. I am so excited that the book is now available to a wider audience.

 

5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

The idea for the “My House” book was fueled by my desire to create a book for children on the autism spectrum that would be a vehicle for them to tell their own unique story about where they lived, who they lived with and the special people and things that were important in their lives. The book in its original form was introduced at a program in the Clawson Public Schools called The Starfish Project. This creative arts group was designed for children in the Autism classes and their peers in general education.

It was my hope that as the children shared their books with one another that they would see first hand that they had many things in common. The initial group of books were displayed at a district wide arts festival called Arts Alive and the response from parents was more than I could have ever expected. One parent who attended asked if she could “purchase” a book and that was when I got the idea that my “little project” could perhaps become something more. A year later I was layed off from my position with this school district and I thought about the book again and hired a graphic designer to help take the book to the next level.

John Boissy who is the illustrator and graphic designer that I worked with on this book was an amazing resource. The entire process from start to finish took well over a year. There were many things to figure out in terms of design, use of color, fonts, and materials. This was a whole new world to me. A great deal of information was shared through email and face to face meetings. The creative process is exhilarating but does not happen over night. If I learned anything from this, I realized that a good product takes substantial time to develop.

 

6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy

Creative Music Therapy by Paul Nordoff and Clive Robbins

While the book was written in 1977, it clearly is a treasure and introduced me to improvisational music therapy! I still love to read the case studies and was blessed to actually take a workshop with Clive Robbins at Michigan State University in 2010.

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

Creative, Interactive, Musical

 

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

Music Therapists, speech therapists, teachers, parents and other caregivers are the ones who can purchase and create the book and the book is versatile enough to have therapeutic benefits for children with autism, apraxia and certainly children of preschool age and early elementary who do not have any specific developmental issues.

 

9.  What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?

I am always looking for things to download for my students with autism.

I would like to see more books that cater to developing their communication and socialization.   I am hoping to develop a new book soon that will be similar to “My House” but will focus on the child’s “school” environment.

 

10.  Anything else you would like to add?

Thank you so much to Rachel and Michelle for believing in the

“My House” book and making it available on this innovative website.

 

Meet the Author: Heather Palmer

1. Your name:

Heather Palmer

2. Education/Background:

BMUS Music Education Heidelberg College
BS Music Therapy, minor in psychology, certificate in gerontology Indiana University – Fort Wayne
Kindermusik – Kindermusik University
MSEd Special Education Indiana University – Fort Wayne
Music has always been a very strong part of my life.  I began playing flute when I was 10 and have played in band, orchestra, pit orchestra, choir, percussion ensemble, flute choir, woodwind ensemble, and the Fort Wayne Youth Symphony.  I am the Director of Therapy Services at Ferraro Behavior Services in Fort Wayne Indiana where we offer home and community based therapies. I supervise both the music therapy and recreation therapy departments as well as provide services to clients on my case load.

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

Prokofiev

4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

I have several ideas for e-books but initially the Music Therapy and Autism Handbook was part of my final project for my masters.  When I was presenting my research for the book one of the things I mentioned that it would be a valuable resource if therapist could access the book online and carry it with them everywhere so they could utilize it when they needed it.
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5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

Literature review, calendar with section deadlines, review process, surveying other therapist, several drafts and revisions

6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy

Music Therapy in Special Education   Mary Adamek and Alicia-Ann Darrow

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

1) Autism, 2) Assessment, 3) Interventions

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

Music therapy students, new music therapist, and educators who are working with individuals with autism in order to better understand the different characteristics and how music can be used to help them become more independent.

9.  What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?

Songs, activities and ideas of how music therapy are using music in their sessions.

10.  Anything else you would like to add?

It is very exciting that we have a way to share our experiences and ideas with others so we can continue to grow and learn from each other.

Meet the Author: Kristen Crouch

1. Your name:

Kristen Crouch

2. Education/Background:

Studied piano from age 5. Taught general music education in Massachusetts for 4 year while completing a Masters in Education: Arts in Learning. Went onto complete a Masters of Music Therapy at FSU, and finally to start a private practice in Palm Beach County working mostly with children with Autism and Special Needs.

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

Amy Grant

4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

I wanted to share the method I came up with to teach children basics of music reading to prepare for piano lessons. Also needed an electronic version of my method to use with clients (iPad).

5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

I used to write out on large paper the colored letters for kids to play along on the bells/xylophone. At the school where I was working I needed to create an electronic version to use on the smart board so the whole class could easily see the songs. Once I had several songs I complied them into a book.
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6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy:

Music therapy with premature infants: Dr Standley and Music As Medicine by Deforia Lane

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

Fun, versatile, addicting

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

Music therapists, music teachers, and parents who are working with typical and special needs children who are looking for an easy way to introduce music reading. There are so many ways to use this resource – with individuals, with groups, with young children, with older children, even adults with special needs would enjoy the quick sense of accomplishment they will feel when they are easily playing familiar songs. So many goals addressed: basic reading skills, hand-eye coordination, gross and fine motor movement, etc. Increased levels of difficulty, matching colors, reading and matching letters, reading basic patterns and songs, singing the letters while playing, reading words while singing while playing (for songs which include lyrics).

Meet the Author: JoAnn Jordan

1. Your name:

JoAnn Jordan, MT-BC

2. Education/Background:

University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!)

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

7th grade was so long ago! I do remember everyone rocking out with Alice Cooper to “School’s Out for Summer”.

4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

Intergenerational groups are a blast! They require a little extra planning. I wanted to make it easy for others to lead intergenerational groups of preschoolers and seniors.

5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

Locating my session plans from over the years was my first step. Once that was together, I had to try and trace where I had found some of the songs. Once I had it together, I hired an editor to “clean it up”.

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6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy:

If I must narrow it to one, it would be “Music Therapy and Geriatric Populations” by Belgrave, Darrow, Walsworth, and Wlodarczyk

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

Time-tested, fun resources

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

Anyone who works in senior living communities or in preschoolers should consider it especially if they are thinking about intergenerational groups. For those it senior living communities, you’ll find ideas for those days the children are visiting. For those in preschools, many of the ideas can be easily retooled for your classroom.

9.  What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?

More books in general. Having immediate access to resources and materials is SO helpful. It takes mail a while to reach my corner of the world.

10.  Anything else you would like to add?

Thanks for offering this much needed resource!

Meet the Author: Kimberly Sena Moore

1. Your name:

Kimberly Sena Moore

 

2. Education/Background:

BM in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa (2003), MM in Music Therapy from Colorado State University (2006), and am currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Clinically, use a developmental, brain-based approach in my work and specialize in the areas of trauma/attachment, health/medical, and rehabilitation.

 

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

I was a pretty big N’Sync fan.

 

4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

Based on feedback I was getting from my posts on the Music Therapy Maven about starting and running a private practice, I realized there was a real need for that type of information. I chose to go the ebook route as a way to create an accessible, functional resource for start-up private practitioners.  (Click HERE to check out the e-book.)

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5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

The most significant amount of time was spent on the content—organizing the ideas and presenting them in an accessible and easy-to-read fashion. Once that part was worked out I could focus on the logistics of selling and disseminating the work, connecting Aweber to Paypal, developing the auto-response series, and laying out the launch plan.

 

6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy:

Just one? 🙂 Right now it’s the massive book “Handbook of Music and Emotion: Theory, Research, and Applications” as it directly relates to my developing research line on music therapy and emotion regulation development.

 

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

Practice Start-Up Guide

 

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

My ebook is primarily geared towards professional and student music therapists interested in information about starting a private practice. It lays out the steps and resources you need to get your small business up and running.

 

9.  What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?

Not sure yet, but perhaps more books on research geared towards clinicians (e.g. reading, understanding, and/or conducting research)

 

Meet the Author: Megan Resig

1. Your name:

Megan Resig

 

2. Education/Background:

 

I received my B.S. in Piano Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College. After spending a few years performing and doing some studio teaching I went on to get my M.S in Music Therapy from Nazareth College. I completed my internship at The Hochstein School of Music and Dance.

 

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

 

In 7th grade I fancied myself to be a little angst-y punk rocker….I loved bands like MxPx, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Jurassic 5, etc.

 

4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

 

I’ve learned so much from the resources music therapists in the community have shared – whether it’s online, at conferences, in person, etc. When I started blogging and sharing resources of my own, I found that I was able to connect with such a large community of incredibly talented professionals and it had a huge impact on my professional work.

 

Wade and I always seem to be coming up with new projects to do in our spare time. We know quite a few music therapists who are incredibly talented songwriters along with being fabulous clinicians, so we loved the idea of creating a songbook series that featured a variety of therapists. And so, “Sing Together” was born!

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5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

 

Since “Sing Together” is a collaborative series, the first step we took was to reach out to therapists to see if they would be interested in the project. We sent over our submission criteria for the first book in the series (“Greetings and Goodbyes”) and then began the process of editing and compiling everything into one volume. We solicited my wonderful husband (who always ends up getting roped into my music therapy projects) to do the cover art and then we released it on our websites!

 

6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy

 

Oh my goodness….there are so many FANTASTIC resources, it’s almost impossible to pick just one!! When we were starting to think about setting up our private practice, I found Kimberly Sena Moore’s ebook “The Therapy Business Blueprint” to be SUCH an invaluable resource for getting us started.

 

I might be biased, but I’m also a huge fan of Wade’s “Richards’ Modified Tuning for Adapted Guitar” method (both print and e-book). I work with lots of students who want to play the guitar, but who struggle with traditional finger placements and chord structure. I’ve used this method with over half of my guitar students and it’s been incredibly successful.

 

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

 

Ideas! Variety! Applicable!

 

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

 

Music therapists who are looking for new and creative opening and closing songs would definitely benefit from this book! Our series targets a variety of populations from children to adults, so there are lots of fantastic original songs along with ideas for implementation for all ages!

 

9.  What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?

 

As a business owner, I’m always looking for more resources – especially in areas like marketing and leadership. As a clinician I always love new session resources that I can immediately implement. Working in psych I struggle with finding resources that are creative and appropriate for my client’s ages and skill level.

 

10.  Anything else you would like to add?

 

Music Therapy E-Books is awesome!!! Thanks to both Michelle and Rachel for putting together such a fantastic resource for music therapists!

Meet the Author: Susan Seale

1. Your name:

Susan Seale

2. Education/Background:

I seem to have been studying and teaching my entire life with decades of practical experience in educational and therapeutic settings with children and with adults, as well as private instrumental teaching.

Having worked for over 10 years in the public school system as a general classroom teacher, learning resource teacher, music teacher and special needs music teacher, my experience is varied. I wear many hats as a teacher, performer, speaker, author, teaching consultant and owner and founder of Musicalia and the online resource site Make Me Musical.

I share a happy home life with my husband, Nigel, our parrots and a little black dog, Moka.

Background

  • private teaching for almost 40 years
  • 10 years as a classroom teacher, special needs music and learning resource teacher
  • 20 years owner/founder of Musicalia Education Services, private music and movement school for babies and children
  • 25 years teacher trainer, creator of Musicalia for Teachers
  • 25 years speaker and workshop facilitator, conference presenter

Professional Training

  • Bachelor of Education
  • Master’s Level Certification in Orff-Schulwerk
  • Orff Specialist Certification Carl Orff Canada
  • Teacher’s Certificate from the Creative Dance Institute
  • Professional training in Developmental Movement Therapy
  • Professional training in Special Needs Music Education
  • Professional training Learning Resource Teacher
  • Professional training in Kodaly
  • Professional training in Dalcroze Eurhythmics
  • Professional training from Kindermusik International

My professional studies have taken place around the world

  • University of Victoria
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Memphis (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • San Francisco School (San Francisco, California)
  • Orff Institute, University Mozarteum (Salzburg, Austria)

I regularly attend music education and music therapy conferences around the globe working and studying with world-renowned teachers and mentors.

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

This is a really looooong time ago…and I do not remember.

I googled who was popular at the time so it may have been Bachman Turner Overdrive with some Queen and David Bowie.

Honestly, I didn’t listen to a lot of music then because I grew up in a musical family where everyone (grandparents, mom and sister, extended family too) played at least 3 instruments and sang and we didn’t listen to music in the house.  We made music.  We did listen to country music 8-tracks in the car.   So…Marty Robbins, Charlie Pride, Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette…you get the picture.  My mom was a performer so we hung out with famous country musicians and they hung out in our house.  Those kind of people in those days, didn’t listen to the radio…we just made music and danced.  I probably didn’t really start listening to pop music in a big way until I was in my 20’s and had a car with a cassette deck…omg…cassette deck…that’s how old I am!

4. Why did you want to write an e-book?

I have been conducting workshops for many years.  I’ve done lots of writing and creating of programs.
I had never written a book.  I just had this idea that all this knowledge I had about the brain and how I integrated it into my classes and lessons would be valuable because it just is not taught anywhere.  The standard programs that are offered pay no attention to brain and body…they tend to focus on ‘fun’ ideas to include in a music class.  This is not what I believe is beneficial or worthwhile for children or therapists or teachers.  So…I sat down and started writing out my practical application of developmental movement therapy theory and experience so it could be downloaded by folks who were interested in it.

5. What was your process for developing your e-book?

I have years worth of experience, workshops offerings, and I just sat down and made a list of how I would organize it.  I wrote on lots of paper.

One day I started a word doc and put it on the computer.  I spent the next 5 months writing when I had time and formatting and making it look organized.

I think my process is the Nike one…Just Do It.

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6.Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy:

I’m a creator…so I don’t have a lot of external favorites.  I create my own stuff.

 

7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?

Practical, organized, simple.

 

8.  Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?

Music therapists, pres-school and primary music teachers, preschool + primary generalist teachers, private music teachers, community music teachers.

Growing Grounded present effective, tested activities that are based on the developmental needs of the young brain.

These activities help children to focus, be less stressed, develop coordination and overcome behaviour and attention issues.

These activities help children to develop singing and speech skills.

These activities are perfect for children who are fidgety, fussy, resistant, fearful, boundary-pushers.

These activites are perfect for children ages 2-7.