Movement props are an essential part of our music therapy toolbox.
We love them because they are incredibly versatile: most of our props can be used with a variety of populations, from our early childhood classes, to individual music therapy sessions, to our older adult groups.
In these settings, we use movement props to address a multitude of goals and objectives — in many cases, within one single song. We’ve written a collection of songs specifically for use with movement props, and in this course, we’re sharing them with you.
Not only that, but we’re showing you exactly how we implement these songs and use movement props in practice through footage from our classes and sessions.
The tools and techniques provided in this course will give you a solid foundation for incorporating movement props (and our adaptable song collection!) in your own practice.
Start with the Course Guidebook, which contains the lyrics and chords for all 10 songs introduced in the course, along with facilitation guides outlining applications and adaptations for each song.
Once you’ve downloaded or printed the guidebook for quick reference, watch our introduction video, in which we give an overview of the course — including why we created it, more about what’s inside, and how to use the materials we provide.
There are 5 movement props featured in this course. We’ve created videos to help you become more familiar with each prop, including why we like it, how we use it, and ideas for adaptations.
There are 2 songs for each prop, all of which feature a lyrics video, a demonstration of the song in use with a class or student, and our applications and adaptations for it.
About the Instructors
Rachel Rambach completed her bachelors degree in voice performance at Rollins College, and earned her masters degree in music therapy from Illinois State University. She began her career at the Hope Institute for Children & Families as its first-ever music therapist. Rachel founded Music Therapy Connections in 2007. She is also the creator of Listen & Learn Music, an online resource for music therapists and educators.
Katey Kamerad completed her bachelors degree in music therapy at Western Illinois University in Macomb, IL where she graduated summa cum laude as college scholar and honors college scholar. Katey became the co-owner of Music Therapy Connections in 2014. She also provides music therapy services to pediatric patients at St. John’s Children’s Hospital. She is a member of the Illinois Association for Music Therapy.
Movement Props in Practice is pre-approved by CBMT for 3 CMTE credits. All of the materials for the course are provided to participants online and can be consumed at your own pace. Once you have enrolled, you will have up to one year to complete the course in order to receive your CMTE credits. Those who purchase the course will have lifetime access to all course materials.
Refund Policy: If you are not satisfied with this course, you have 30 days to submit a written request for a refund, including an explanation for your dissatisfaction. The course creator reserves the right to approve or deny refund requests on a case-by-case basis.
Movement Props in Practice is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. Music Therapy Connections, #P-103, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.