Coronavirus Coping Kit for Music Therapy Business Owners

These last few months have been ROUGH. But music therapists are creative and adaptable, and we will get through this pandemic crisis. Use these materials especially for setting up remote services with senior living communities and other organizations serving adults and older adults. Then, check out the guidance for returning to in-person sessions, especially if we will have to practice without singing. Given the u...
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What Remote Services Can You Provide?
Video: Remote Service Options
6 mins
Video: Sales Language for Remote Services
6 mins
Remote Music Service Options Handout
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Marketing - Done-for-You Materials
20-Second Hand Washing Songs - Printable Poster
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Sample Emails
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Sales Scripts for Remote Music Services.pdf
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Legal and Ethical Considerations
Informed Consent for Telehealth.pdf
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Copyright and Remote Music Services
Technology Requirements and Tips
Video: Equipment Needs and Technology Checklist
10 mins
Remote Services Equipment List and Tips - Assess your needs
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Technology Checklist - Assess Client Needs
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Video: How To Look Good On Video
14 mins
How To Look Good On Video/Telehealth - Tips
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Video: How To Sound Good On Video
10 mins
How To Sound Good On Video/Telehealth - Tips
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Technology Cheat Sheet - For The Client or Caregiver.pdf
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Sample Music Programs
These are two samples from our Soundscaping Source library. Use these for live music programs with your clients.

Copyright note: Please do not use these scripts to make recorded resources. For live sessions only.
Sample Musician Biography: Bette Midler
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Sample Themed Playlist: Rainbows
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Music Therapy & Telehealth - Webinar from AMTA
Music Therapy & Telehealth – Zoom Presentation
Sponsored by the AMTA COVID-19 Task Force

Recorded Apr 2, 2020

Learning Objectives:
- Learn how to choose the best telehealth platform for your practice
- Discuss differences and similarities for the music therapy process in telehealth vs. in person services
- Identify potential barriers for effective music therapy via telehealth and how to address them
- Identify ethical issues related to the delivery of music therapy via telehealth


Diane G. Langston, MM, MT-BC is a music therapist for the Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network at the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Florida. Diane has developed music therapy programming for telehealth through the Rural Veteran TeleRehabilitation Initiative. She has presented on the delivery of music therapy via telehealth both throughout the U.S. at regional, national and international conferences. She is a published author and continues to advocate for music therapy research and services with veterans, their families and the communities they live in.

Rachelle Morgan, MA, MT-BC is the founder of Soundscaping Source, a private practice in Kansas City, where her team primarily serves older adults (and just started telehealth in March!) Rachelle is on the faculty of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and is in high demand as a speaker and consultant on topics related to ethics, business, and music in eldercare.

Rebecca Vaudreuil, EdM, MT-BC is the Lead Music Therapist for Creative Forces®: NEA Military Healing Arts Network. She develops music therapy best practices for military populations and provides clinical and research mentorship for the Creative Forces music therapy team. She is passionate about expanding the reach of the arts, from the clinic to the community. She has experience facilitating remote music therapy and community music with military populations in the US and Uganda. Her work has been featured by CNN, ABC, and PBS.
Replay: Music Therapy & Telehealth - Sponsored by the AMTA COVID-19 Task Force
Slides: Music Therapy & Telehealth
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Returning to Face-to-Face Sessions
Webinar: Music Therapy Without Singing (What?!?)
(1h 03m 02s)
A Guide for Music Therapy Without Singing.pdf
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Equipment Recommendations for In-Person Visits during COVID-19.pdf
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MTBO Zoom Calls
MTBO Meeting 4-17-20 - One month into the crisis
(1h 24m 42s)
MTBO Meeting 5-4-20 - Employer issues
(1h 24m 46s)
MTBO Meeting 5-20-20 - Considerations for returning to in-person services
(1h 06m 53s)
MTBO Meeting 6-3-20 - Marketing During COVID-19
(1h 04m 21s)
MTBO Meeting 6-10-20 - Staff Training for COVID-19
(1h 02m 39s)
MTBO Meeting 6-24-10 - Systemic racism and equity issues for business owners
(1h 23m 39s)
MTBO Meeting 9-18-20 - Back to school
MTBO Meeting 1-25-21 - 10 months in
Next Steps
Video: We WILL Get Through This!!
2 mins
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