The COVID-19 pandemic required many music therapists and educators to drastically shift their approach to engaging musically with their students and clients. For Kyle, this meant suspending therapeutic programming and finding new and unique ways to engage clients musically and creatively.
This book is a collection of leisure-based music activities created and tested at a residential treatment center for youth ages 8 to 18 with significant trauma histories and mental health concerns. These activities are fun, engaging, and great creative outlets for kids and teens. Inside, you’ll find activities related to songwriting, group musicking, music and art expression, and more! The activities are also highly adaptable, meaning that you can insert your own recorded music or materials to make the activities work for your population.
About the author: Kyle Fleming, MT-BC (he/him/his) is a music therapist and founder of Fleming Music Therapy, LLC, in Champaign, Illinois. His clinical experience includes child and adolescent mental health, trauma-informed practice, and supervising music therapy practicum students and interns. He is passionate about improving recognition and access to music therapy and mental health services for underserved and low-resource communities and promoting authentic musicianship in music therapists. When he is not growing his practice, Kyle enjoys writing, performing magic, cooking, and hiking in the mountains. He currently lives in Champaign, with his wife, Maghan; their daughter, Luna; and three pets: cats Jax and Loki, and Gabe the pug.
There are no reviews yet.