February 18th: 6:00 – 7:00 pm Central Time Presentation
7:00 – 8:00 pm – Networking, resource sharing, and community building
Presenter: Ginny Anderson Caldwell, M.M., MT-BC
Description: In this presentation, we will discuss various tips for writing original songs to address needs in various populations. Some specific areas we will cover include; ADL songwriting for rehab as a therapeutic tool, legacy songwriting for hospice care, and different styles of Hip-hop/rap beat making. In Hip Hop, we will review culture and simple technology through the iPad and Garageband to help you make beats that you are confident in.
Virginia Caldwell, M.M. MT-BC When words fail music speaks. -H.C. Andersen Virginia Caldwell MM MT-BC is a masters level board-certified music therapist. Virginia has spent most of her career working around the Mid-Michigan area. She graduated from Michigan State University and has worked as a music therapist for over 15 years. During her career, she has worked in the areas of; Behavioral Health, At Risk Youth, TBI Rehabilitation, and End of life care. The bulk of her work has been in end of life care using music to assist patients and families come to terms with death and dying as well as managing the feelings of grief and loss to follow. Virginia’s approach to hospice music therapy is very humanistic. She believes hospice work is not a job but a privilege. “Working in collaboration with the team to address; spiritual, emotional, social and physical well-being incorporating patients and families through various music interventions and through legacy creation is the highlight of my work-day.” Virginia has had the opportunity to present locally, nationally, and internationally on the benefits of music therapy in end of life care.
50% of the donations raised through this presentation will be donated to Ele’s Place.
50% of the donations raised will be contributed to the Living Spirit Therapy Services Pay It Forward Campaign to fund grants for music therapy, early childhood music, and wellness programs for individuals from historically marginalized communities.
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