A blog written by Kellee Coviak, MT-BC, the owner and director of CODA Music Therapy Services, LLC. Blog features articles about music therapy, adapted music education, early childhood music, special needs & more!
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Follow-up to "The Magical 'Moving Guitar'"
Today, for the first time, that same student stood independently from his/her chair in order to get to the tone chimes. The teacher and I both did instant happy dances!
Music therapy: using music as the means to accomplish non-musical goals.
THIS is why I'm a music therapist. Even though I don't have children of my own, I know the thrill and excitement of achieving 'firsts'. Those 'firsts' seem even more exciting when they're delayed. Or when an individual achieves something the "experts" said they never would. Everyday I get to witness children, adolescents, and young adults exceeding expectations. I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to use my musical gifts to elicit positive changes for others and to have the priviledge to work with such amazing people - students, staff, parents, administrators - everyday. Thank you all for allowing me the honor to provide Creative Opportunities to Develop so many extraordinary Abilities!