Cost: $125. Discounted price for AMTA members: $75
Address risks associated with singing and playing instruments as a professional musician. Share and practice strategies, tips, and tools to prevent problems, alleviate symptoms, and decrease risk of injury. Find ways to increase tolerance and resilience for the physical, vocal, and mental demands of being a music therapist. Identify ways to advocate for music therapists who have dealt with injuries and disabilities unrelated to music therapy and how to make the profession more inclusive and representative. A signed waiver will be required for participation; look for it in early October. Note: This e-course was first offered at the 2021 AMTA National Conference as Add-on Course S. It was recorded for later viewing and access.
This e-course is pre-approved for 4 Continuing Music Therapy Education (CMTE) credits.
Objective #1: Participants will identify common overuse injuries of the body and voice. Domain V. B. 12. Objective #2: Participants will learn two techniques to adapt their voice or instrument for reduced injury risk and/or help with recovery. Domain III. A.5.f.1-6, g, o, cc. Objective #3: Participants will identify three ways to support their own mental health. Domain V. B. 12.
Objective #2: Participants will identify two techniques to adapt their voice or instrument for reduced injury risk and/or help with recovery. Domain III. A.5.f.1-6, g, o, cc.
Schedule (Breaks were scheduled for the live presentation but may not be recorded.)
- 5 minutes - Introduction and Overview40 minutes - Background on Injuries in Musicians
- 20 minutes - Background on Injury Prevention for MTs
- 20 minutes - Experientials - physical and vocal warm ups
- 15 min break
- 30 minutes - Impact of General Self-Care on Physical and Vocal Health, Philosophy for General Self-Care and Resilience, Habit Formation
- 20 minutes - Experientials - General Self-Care
- 15 min break
- 20 minutes - Forum to identify ways to advocate for music therapists who have dealt with injuries and disabilities unrelated to music therapy
- 20 minutes - Forum on how to make the field more inclusive and representative
- 15 minutes - Q & A and resource sharing
- 10 minutes - quizzes and evals
Once you purchase this item, you must download the e-course workbook with instructions and links for listening to or watching the course. Go to the AMTA website and log in on the left side using the QuickLink, “My Account>Login.” After logging into your AMTA online account with your primary email and password, go to the top tab “My Transactions,” and the “My Downloadable Products” link, then click on the item to open it. Save to your local computer. This purchase will remain available in your account for one year from the purchase date.
Note: The cost of each e-course purchase entitles one individual to participate in and complete the e-course for CMTE credit. If a course is being purchased for multiple individuals, it must be purchased separately for each participant. Please email the national office if you are purchasing a course for someone other than yourself so credit can be applied to that person's record.