Google Search: “Music Therapy Private Practice” 18-35

  1. MusicMind – MusicMind is a private practice offering Neurologic Music Therapy for Body, Mind, & Spirt.

  2. Job Profile: Music Therapist – This “Master’s in Special Education Program Guide” describes the salary, responsibilities, skills, training requirements, pros/cons, and outlook for a standard career in the music therapy profession.

  3. Career Overview of a Music Therapist – Similar to the the previous job profile but additionally features input from Kalani, section on personality and lifestyle, and some “gem questions.”

  4. Rachel Rambach’s “Making CONNECTIONS Every Day” – Offering services beyond music therapy not only diversifies income stream, but can be a huge word-of-mouth marketing opportunity. The more people are exposed to music therapy observations, conversations, elevator speeches, cards or brochures, etc., the better chances they will connect you with a friend or loved one who will benefit from our compassionate, evidence-based therapy!

  5. Kathy Lindberg’s “Prelude to Coda: The Secret to Starting your Own Successful Creative Arts Therapy Practice” – This experienced music therapy business owner published over 87 pages to guide you in your own start up. It is available as an ebook for $37.00 and paperback for $49.95.

  6. Meryl Brown’s “Zero to Full-Time: Private Practice” CMTE Course – This 3 CMTE course costs $85.00 and includes “essential information, resources, and tips for music therapists in every step of the business process; whether you are interested in opening and running a private practice, expanding your practice, or you’ve faced challenges and are looking for a change in the way your business is handled.”

  7. Rehabilitative Rhythms Music Therapy – “Rehabilitative Rhythms is an innovative provider of high quality music therapy services to agencies and individuals throughout the Denver Metro Area.”

  8. “Security versus Flexibility as a Music Therapist” – Amy Kalas Buser is both a FT salaried MT-BC and private practitioner (plus a pretty great blogger to boot!), so she examined the pros and cons of being employed by a facility vs. self-employment.

  9. Sound Health Music – Kat Fulton and her colleagues provide music therapy, Little Ones Music, and multi-instrumental music lessons.

  10. “Cool Job: Music Therapist” – ISEEK is “A Minnesota State Colleges and Universities career and education resource.” This page is another career profile.

  11. Minnesota Private Practitioners – This online document charts the names, populations served, contact information, and location of private practice and contract music therapists in Minnesota.

  12. Gulf Coast Music Therapy – “Gulf Coast Music Therapy is a private practice providing Music Therapy services to the Bradenton and Sarasota areas of Florida.”

  13. UNH Complementary Health – The University of New Hampshire Health Services describes an alternative therapy perspective of music therapy.

  14. Video Thank You for Meryl Brown’s CMTE – Danielle integrated what she learned from the “Zero to Full-Time: Private Practice” CMTE Course into her budding business and piggybacked a familiar song to say, “Thank you!”

  15. Annapolis Music Therapy Services – “Music therapy services throughout Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and Columbia. Serving people across the lifespan.”

  16. “Is music therapy reimbursable service?” – Sounding Joy Music Therapy, Inc. presents facts about various sources of reimbursement.

  17. “Interdisciplinary Issues in Music Therapy: Private Practice” – This presentation would be elaborated in person, but asks why private practitioners should work with interdisciplinary teams, who we should collaborate with, and how to work within this framework; followed by obstacles, strategies, and positive outcomes.

  18. AMTA’s “Code of Ethics” – AMTA mentions private practice in the following items:

    “5.6 The MT will not use his/her [employed] position to obtain clients for private practice, unless authorized to do so by the employing agency.

    “6.2 The MT engaged in a private practice or business will abide by federal, state and local regulations relevant to self-employment including but not limited to professional liability, registering and maintaining a business, tax codes and liability, confidentiality and reimbursement.

    “9.4 Private fees may not be accepted or charged for services when the MT receives remuneration for these services by the agency; and

    “10.5 The MT will differentiate between private practice and private music studio in announcing services.”


These top 35 search results can be divided into five categories: guides, resources, mentions, and businesses. Twenty-nine percent of the these top 35 results are guides to starting your own private practice. Some guides are brief, whereas others are thorough and detail-oriented. Guides were often found to be free online resources, but some books and CMTE credits are available for purchase. Resources for those starting or expanding a business constituted the largest category with 37% of the results. Resources includes such things as reimbursement, marketing, descriptive works. (Combined, these two helpful categories reached 66% of the data.) Four results were pages merely mentioning private practice, e.g. AMTA’s Code of Ethics. Seven (20%) of the results were actual therapy organizations.

These two Rhythm & Reason blog posts comprise some excellent reading material. For additional information, try using more focused search key words, such as “business legal structures” or “music therapy reimbursement.” Also, be encouraged to contact the R&R blog with comments, questions, or shout-outs to your own posts and resources.


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