Hello! I’m Rachel
See, founder of Music Therapy E-books
In 2012, I had just finished writing my second e-book when I had an idea: why not create a create an online space where ALL music therapists could share their ideas? I began brainstorming how I would curate a site that would encourage and empower my fellow music therapists...a space in which music therapists could learn from (and support!) each other. In 2014, I enlisted the help of Michelle Erfurt and we launched Music Therapy E-books, LLC! Since then, I've seen a steady rise in the creation of e-books from my fellow therapists: from works about adaptive lessons, to session ideas for older adult groups, to research e-books on specific topics. I'm incredibly honored to be surrounded by such knowledgable and talented music therapy authors. I LOVE what I do!!
Being a music therapist is my dream job. Hands-down. After taking a bit of a winding path on the way to becoming a MT-BC (more on that, here), I was able to finish my B.A. in Communication Disorders from Truman State University and M.A. in Music Therapy from the University of Iowa. I’ve had the opportunity and honor to use music therapy with children, teens, and adults with communication disorders, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and those diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
On the side, I enjoy all things web design, photography, writing e-books (“Children’s Songs for Therapy”, and, “Listen, Sing, Speak!”), jogging with Jolene (my 7 year old pup), solving crimes via Matlock & Murder She Wrote, eating too many fried pickles, and getting lost in new cities.
Imagine Online Magazine
The Independent Clinician
Live Oak Center for Communication Disorders
Music Therapy Roundtable Podcast
Music Therapy Show Podcast
Put Me Back Together
Today I Ate a Rainbow
Well in L.A.
Family involvement in music impacts participation of children with cochlear implants in music education and music activities: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25431978
The Music Experiences and Attitudes Of A First Cohort of Prelingually-Deaf Adolescents and Young Adults CI Recipients: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23565029
Speech intonation and melodic contour recognition in children with cochlear implants and with normal hearing: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23442568
Keynote Speaker at the Midwestern Music Therapy Passages conference: 2016
Presenter, AMTA national conference: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019
Presenter, PASIC national conference: 2012
- Midwestern Region representative on the American Music Therapy Association Technology Committee (2017-current)
- Created phone app for the American Music Therapy Association Midwest Conference in Omaha, 2015, and AMTA national conference, 2013
- 2012 Texas Music Therapy State Task Force Committee
- Music Therapy E-books founder and current owner/operator
- Music Therapy Mailings founder
- Music Therapy Services of Austin founder
Looking for a resource to use in your music therapy practice? We have e-books ranging from session ideas, to instrument learning, adaptive lessons, research, private practice, and MORE!
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