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October’s Featured Artist: Robert Machi

This month at spectrum, we are displaying a large body of photography work from our music student Robert Machi! His work encompasses the Mulberry room, and delights all of our students and families that come through our doors. He has been taking photographs since he was a child, and his interest has only grown since [...]

By | 2017-10-13T19:59:08+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Featured Artist|0 Comments

October 13, 2017

This week I started writing a song intervention to be used with a couple of clients that struggle with communication. The song starts off by presenting the topic of conversation. Then, it prompts the client to make a statement about the topic. Next, the client is prompted to ask me a question about the [...]

By | 2017-10-13T15:47:48+00:00 October 13th, 2017|Intern Blog|0 Comments

October 6, 2017

This week I learned a 50s rock accompaniment on piano and used it in the song "Teddy Bear." Above is a recording of me playing a phrase of the song. I used this song in a session with a student who plays drums. During the song I cued the client to play certain [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:53:51+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Intern Blog|0 Comments

Job Opening: Music Therapist, Full-Time

Spectrum  Creative Arts is currently seeking a board-certified music therapist to join our dynamic team of creative arts professionals! If you are interested in working with a wide range of clients in a highly creative setting, we'd love to to hear from you! More details about the position can be found in the linked [...]

By | 2017-10-20T15:24:28+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Job Opening|0 Comments

September 29, 2017

This week I went to my second school district for the first time. Here I worked with a special ed class grades 2-5, another special ed class grades k-2, and then a small group of three special ed students. It was interesting coming to this district because unlike the other school district I am [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:37:43+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Intern Blog|0 Comments

September 22, 2017

This week I began participating more within sessions and even leading a little bit. I also started a couple of new things, which included piano lessons with Megan, My Stage with Wade and Noa, and learning some bass guitar I played “Love Me Tender” with two different clients, each participating in the music differently. [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:33:47+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Intern Blog|0 Comments

Introducing our newest music therapy intern: Andrea Schaertel

Spectrum Creative Arts is excited to welcome our newest music therapy intern Andrea Schaertel to our team! A native of Webster, NY, Andrea grew up with a firsthand look at developmental disability. Andrea’s older brother has down syndrome, which contributed to her decision to pursue a career working closely with individuals with developmental disabilities. [...]

By | 2017-09-19T16:53:20+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog, Featured Teacher, Music Therapy, Staff Share|0 Comments

[Music Therapy Tools] Two fun Fall songs for your Music Therapy clients

Not only is our staff constantly working to empower and inspire our clients through new music, but we're also dedicated to creating tools and resources for our colleagues and fellow music therapists. Our creative field(s) are highly collaborative, and we value the opportunity to share ideas and learning objectives with others in the field. [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:55:41+00:00 September 18th, 2017|Music Therapy, News, Staff Share|0 Comments

September 15, 2017

Throughout the first week of my internship, was able to meet all of the therapists I will be working with and received my schedule of sessions both onsite and within the community. I'm excited to be working with such a wide variety of ages and populations within individual and group settings.  I'm looking forward [...]

By | 2017-10-12T14:35:47+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Intern Blog|0 Comments

September’s featured artist: Kenneth P. Cobb

This month at Spectrum, we're proud to display the work of Kenneth P. Cobb, whose paintings have elicited feedback from visitors in our lobby like "is that a photograph?!" for their life-like, precise detail. Kenneth recently shared with us a bit of insight into his motivation, inspiration, and goals as an artist. Read more [...]

By | 2017-09-12T21:11:23+00:00 September 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments