Music Therapy Midterm Tutoring
Music therapy is a type of therapeutic care in which an experienced therapist works with individuals to help them express themselves through music. It includes both active and receptive techniques that may include singing, dancing, composing and improvising music.
Music has been used for centuries as a healing force, helping people release emotions and connect with themselves and others. It can aid in processing one’s past, coping with loss and change, building self-assurance and independence, improving concentration and attention skills, as well as sharpening communication abilities.
To become a music therapist, you must hold a university degree and pass both an internship and board exam in the field. We provide tutoring to help prepare you for this crucial milestone in your career.
You must take your music therapy coursework at an accredited university, complete a 1200-hour clinical internship and pass the CBMT Board exam (which we offer as part of our tutoring). Allyson will work with you to identify your strengths and needs before creating tailored study plans that will best prepare you for this important examination.
The midterm is a three-hour timed test that assesses the most pertinent material from your coursework. It follows the American Music Therapy Association’s Standards for Clinical Practice, an evidence-based set of guidelines all professional music therapists must abide by.
The midterm examination consists of two parts: the written portion, which tests your knowledge of music theory and aural skills; and the performance component which assesses your musical competency for clinical practice with clients. Each section is based on AMTA standards and measures your knowledge, skill, and understanding in that area.
Many students have achieved success on the music therapy midterm by taking advantage of our board exam tutoring services. Our knowledgeable and experienced tutors will provide personalized attention to help ensure you comprehend all concepts covered on the exam, giving you all of the tools needed to score well.
Mia Krings, clinical training supervisor at Greater Chicago Music Therapy, believes music has the power to stimulate neuroplasticity in the brain. Mia believes music therapy sessions help clients express themselves through songwriting, improvisation and other expressive methods while relieving them of stress.
Music can help people rekindle memories and elicit feelings from a more productive time in their lives. As such, it has the potential to be a healing tool for those suffering from mental health issues like anxiety, depression, or ADHD.
Search the AMTA website to locate a music therapist by looking for an MT-BC designation. This designation confirms they have passed the national certification exam from the Certification Board for Music Therapists and are fully licensed to practice in Canada.