Posted by Gretchen Benner, LMSW, MT-BC
While listening to the soundtrack from Disney Pixar's Movie: Coco
For the last seven months, the private practice and teaching studio of Piedmont Music Therapy has utilized more methods of creativity and expression to adapt and modulate services during this pandemic. Check out a few modifications that were undertaken:
M Mitigate possible exposure or transmission by halting shared instruments in group settings and tweaking materials for interventions used with clients
O Offer virtual services, online trainings and learn-at-home instrument courses
D Dedicate our internal time for prioritized self-care activities and more continuing education opportunities
U Uplift! Practice safe socialization for uplifting health benefits
L Learn to use additional technology in order to pivot services virtually for consistent relationship with clients and students
A Appreciate resources from South Carolina's Small Business Development Center at Winthrop University and other community partnerships
T Trust the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Guidelines while our team of board certified Music Therapists and a collegiate music therapy intern amended work procedures and policies
E Enjoy the adjusted space, tempo & dynamics of this unusual time
How have you utilized creativity and more expression during 2020? Leave a comment below or share with a friend!
Providing music therapy services for early childhood to older adults, music instruction and enrichment plus continuing music therapy education in Greater Charlotte Area of the Carolinas.