Music Therapy E-books

 / Author Q&A  / Meet the Author:

1. Your name:

Emily Sutin, MT-BC 

2. Education/Background:

Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy, Associate of Science in Graphic Design

3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:

Trying to think back that far, possibly Savage Garden as they were probably out around then.

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

Spice Up Your Repertoire

Spice Up Your Repertoire Vol. 1: A collection of goal-oriented songs for children

I didn’t start out intending to with writing songs, but as I had collected quite a few songs that I wrote, I wanted to preserve them in a professional way. I thought that MT Ebooks was a great idea because there wasn’t any upfront cost, nor worrying about printing with just starting out.

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

I took all of the songs that I wrote that I had chords, melody, and lyrics for, and fully notated them in MuseScore. What I found most challenging was dictating the rhythm to be as close as possible to how I sing them. I also realized in the process that I think more in 6/8 than I realized! I designed my cover in Adobe Illustrator, and put it together with Adobe InDesign and Acrobat Pro. 

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

Roses In December (a printed book for themes relating to older adults that includes song lists and related discussion/activities). I also found the membership of Listen Learn Plus very helpful for children’s songs; though all of the songs are not in an ebook, there are various compilations or the subscription to the whole thing.

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

Original, useful, goal-directed

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

Music therapists or other music educators or parents using music with kids to help with various goals such as vocabulary, frustration tolerance, and speech.

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

I really enjoy the kind that can be immediately put to practical use. I also like the fully notated kind as I wrote, as if I haven’t sung the song in awhile but the client wants to sing it, I have the notes write in front of me to play the melody. 

10.  Anything else you would like to add?

I think MT E-books is a great way to contribute to the music therapy community; it allows for open creativity in whatever way someone wants to share their knowledge that they feel will benefit other music therapists.


Rachel See, MA, MT-BC is a board-certified music therapist who is passionate about helping other music therapists share their ideas, songs and knowledge with the world through e-books!

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