Meet the Author: Megan Resig
1. Your name:
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!
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!