Meet the Author:
1. Your name:
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Music from University of Texas in Austin,TX, and a Master of Arts in Music Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, TX. I didn’t know about music therapy as a profession until 2005 – had been planning on being an elementary school music teacher until that time! I’ve also taught percussion, piano and guitar lessons, both regular and adapted for special learners, and I recently taught a series of college-style history of music classes for adults with developmental disabilities.
3. Favorite band/artist in 7th grade:
Mariah Carey, with Ace of Base as a close second.
4. Why did you want to write an e-book?
Songs For Growth: A collection of songs for academic and functional development
I feel like in the past five years, I’ve had opportunities to sharpen my songwriting skills through the unique needs of the amazing clients I’ve had in that time span. I’ve learned that the melody, the harmony, the dynamics, the style – EVERY aspect of original compositions I write – affects my clients/students and how they respond. Over time, I’ve learned ways I can make fine adjustments to my process that help that person be more successful and independent. When it was the right time in my life, I decided to “take the leap” and share that experience and product with others through this book!
5. What was your process for developing your e-book?
6. Favorite book (e-book or print) related to Music Therapy
7. How would you describe your e-book in three words or less?
Helping people grow. 🙂
8. Who can benefit from purchasing your e-book and why?
9. What kinds of music therapy e-books would you like to see more of on MusicTherapyEbooks.com?
I tremendously appreciate the variety that is already on the website – it is a treasure trove of resources for people working in a variety of different settings!! If I had to pick one category, it would be more and more practical ideas for people with autism and other developmental disabilities. I hope my book helps, but I’d also love to see what others are doing.
10. Anything else you would like to add?
I hope you love and learn from my book!! If you purchase it and have any questions or want to provide feedback, feel free to email me at email@example.com. 🙂