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  • Genre:MUSIC
  • SubGenre:General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:300
  • Format:Paperback
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667831770

There's a Song For That

Lessons Learned from Music and Lyrics: A Music Therapist's Memoir and Guide

by Julie Hoffer View author's profile page

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Overview
There's a Song for That is a motivational book about music and music therapy. It examines how music functions in our everyday lives and the power music possesses to promote learning, coping, and positive change. This collection of abbreviated research and personal anecdotes explores music's history and evolution, how music benefits the brain and body, and music therapy as a behavioral science. Learn how to integrate music therapeutically for yourself and your loved ones through drumming, songwriting, chakra work, and a multitude of music-based interactions. As the author reflects on a life of music and a career in music therapy, you may discover your own song for that tradition, emotion, memory, person, and occasion. Find your tempo and use your voice. Apply a new understanding of music to grow, prosper, and secure a positive mindset. Life is a song. Live out loud!
Description
There's a Song for That is a motivational book about music and music therapy. It examines how music functions in our everyday lives and the power music possesses to promote learning, coping, and positive change. This collection of abbreviated research and personal anecdotes explores music's history and evolution, how music benefits the brain and body, and music therapy as a behavioral science. Learn how to integrate music therapeutically for yourself and your loved ones through drumming, songwriting, chakra work, and a multitude of music-based interactions. As the author reflects on a life of music and a career in music therapy, you may discover your own song for that tradition, emotion, memory, person, and occasion. Find your tempo and use your voice. Apply a new understanding of music to grow, prosper, and secure a positive mindset. Life is a song. Live out loud!
About the author
Julie Hoffer, MM, MT-BC, has been a Board-Certified Music Therapist since 2005. She strategically utilizes music as the catalyst for therapeutic interaction to address psychosocial, cognitive, physical, communicative, and spiritual needs, helping individuals attain and maintain maximum levels of functioning. Ms. Hoffer has diverse, multicultural clinical experience with nearly all populations and settings including medical/hospital, hospice, behavioral health, geriatrics, brain injury, developmental disabilities, and wellness. Ms. Hoffer was a clinical professor of music therapy at Arizona State University for nine years, where she coordinated student placements for fieldwork and taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of practicum, music competencies (voice, guitar, piano, percussion), music therapy repertoire, children's music, psychology/neurology of music, basic counseling skills, improvisation, professional writing, and music therapy marketing. Ms. Hoffer holds a Master of Music degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University and a Post-Graduate Bachelor of Music degree in Music Therapy from Arizona State University, as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications from Northern Arizona University. She has two children and resides in Tempe, Arizona.
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