Ep. 154: How does music impact stuttering? With Dr. Heather Grossman, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F
Almost all people who stutter sing fluently. Dr. Heather Grossman is a Board-Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and Clinic Director of the American Institute for Stuttering (AIS). She explains why we don’t stutter when we sing, and how music is used to increase fluency and speech control for those who stutter. We also discuss well-known musicians who stuttered, and resources offered by AIS.
Ep. 144: Better Together – A #MusicEducationNation invitation from Scott Sheehan, NAfME President
Learn more about what NAfME is, the resources it offers, and how to collaborate as part of the greater “Music Education Nation” to advance the benefits of music for all. NAfME President Scott Sheehan shares his vision for his presidency and lessons learned from the pandemic.
Ep. 139: What is Dalcroze Eurhythmics, and what are its benefits? With Anthony Molinaro
Dalcroze education has been around for over 100 years, and its principles are experiencing a resurgence in interest and application outside of the music education arena (including therapeutic uses for the aging). We discuss what this holistic learning method IS, why it began, and its innovative uses today.
Ep. 100: How music can help students with autism develop their emotions, with Dawn Mitchell White
Dawn White says, “Musical emotions aren’t understood the same way as regular emotions. They don’t require complex facial expressions or a ‘tone of voice,’ which are particularly difficult for children with autism to recognize. Musical emotions are easier for children with autism spectrum disorder to grasp because they are less socially complex.” Dawn unpacks music’s superpower in developing emotion recognition, management, and expression in those on the spectrum.
Ep. 98: #BeyondMeToo, with Dr. Sandi Curtis, MT-BC, MTA
One in three women worldwide have been subjected to physical and/or sexual violence. Most of this violence is intimate partner violence, and tends to be underreported (meaning actual statistics are most likely higher). This means one in three of the women in our families, neighborhoods, offices, and schools are assault survivors. Why are music and music therapy particularly effective in helping women dealing with abuse?