Are you new to the field of music therapy and early intervention or a music therapist changing populations?

Would you like a community specifically designed for music therapists working in early intervention to share ideas, ask questions, & get support?

Or participate in courses (currently being developed for CMTE approval) taught by a music therapist who has over 30 years experience?

Then the “Learning through Music Play” group is for you! There are currently 4 different ways/levels to join:

LEVEL WHO FEE WHAT YOU GET
1) Facebook page students
interns
professionals
None Interaction/sharing on Facebook page
2) Support professionals $75 Paid quarterly (Jan/April/July/Oct) Level 1 plus monthly 1 hour Zoom meetings on Wednesday at 12 noon EST (30 mins learning/group chosen topic, 30 mins. discussion/sharing time)
Join in Jan/April/July/Oct
Meeting Dates: Jan. 19th, Feb. 16th, Mar. 16th, April 13th, May 18th, June 15th, July 13th, Aug. 17th, Sept. 21st, Oct. 19th, Nov. 16th, Dec. 21st

3) Support & Mentoring

professionals

Can begin anytime. Choose a package (2/
4/6/8hrs) then pay $30/hr
for total hrs chosen

Levels 1 & 2
Private mentoring on your chosen topic
Choose from phone calls, zoom, emails etc based on what you are working on

4) Business

Mentoring

professionals

Can begin anytime.

Choose a package (2/4/6/8 hrs) then pay $25/hr/person for total hrs chosen

Level 1 Facebook

Private mentoring with others you work with      Zoom meetings followed by phone call or email if needed

Payment Details and Registration

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd65tURZ0hU4mO-qg5ta-LH_Ok3lTpE8aYAtXCYbtjXZS6GpA/viewform?usp=sf_link

 

Scheduling Link for Levels 3 (Support & Mentoring) and 4 (Business Mentoring)

http://Calendly.com/imaginethepossibilitiesmusic/



 

Support level 2
$75 billed quarterly




 

Support-Mentoring level 3




 


 

Business Mentoring Lvl 4




Why join LMP?

As a new music therapist MANY years ago and with entrepreneurship running in my family, I set out to create an early intervention music therapy program in a county (in Ohio) that did not have ANY music therapy programs. Out of all of the contacts I sent out, only 1 director responded. She was interested but didn’t have the time as she was buried in grant writing for the local Head Start program. But being a music therapist I did what we do & found a way into the system by taking a desk job at the Head Start central office. My title was “disabilities assistant” and I spent a great deal of time going into the classrooms & observing children that had been identified as having possible delays. After spending a year in the office, getting to know how the classrooms & the program worked and getting to know the director a little bit, I approached her again. The result was a part time music therapy pilot program using United Way funding.

In some ways I was lucky being able to work with the director Carla Unkefer to develop the “nuts & bolts” of the music therapy program at Head Start that ran for 24 years, until she retired. And I had a great college education. But I would have loved to have someone to talk to and test out ideas with when I first started. I remember some days feeling like I was “winging it” as I was the only music therapist around. The music therapy program at Wayne/Medina Head Start was the first Head Start music therapy program in Ohio and for awhile the only one. I was, and am, proud of that accomplishment. But having a mentor – or even just a support person – would have allowed me to focus even more on the children vs all of the extras I learned/developed along the way.

I have trained practicum and intern students at the Head Start site. I developed the mentorship program because I want to continue to share my knowledge & experiences. I love teaching others and I love how, when done the right way, the learning continues on both sides!

I hope that you will consider joining us !

What other professionals are saying about Kathy & Imagine the Possibilities Music Therapy & Piano Studio, LLC…

“Kathy & EJ Therapy have worked together for several summers, investing in the the development of children. Kathy is committed to her craft & offers a unique therapeutic strategy to children of our community. I am happy to support her.” (Eunice Herman OTR/L, Owner EJ Therapy)

“Music therapy works on so many levels – physically, socially, emotionally & intellectually. And it’s not just for children with disabilities! Research results are very positive for music therapy opportunities for early learners such as increased attention span & increased abilities in pre-reading & pre-math. I was proud to offer this option to child in “my” Head Start program for over 20 years!” (Carla Unkefer, retired Head Start Director)

This page is almost complete….but it’s time to get it published to start getting the word out……

Contact Information:

Kathy Odenkirk, MA, MT-BC

Owner of Imagine the Possibilities Music Therapy & Piano Studio, LLC

email: imaginethepossibilitiesmusic@gmail.com

Text/call: 330-465-5187