The work we do with our clients and patients requires the use of two precious limited resources: time and energy.

Many music therapists experience compassion fatigue, physical exhaustion, and burnout as a result of overextending themselves in the clinical setting.

How can we apply our music therapy expertise in ways that not only help us to conserve those resources, but are also profitable?

Innovative Income for Music Therapists: Beyond Direct Service & Private Practice combines my own experiences with those of other trailblazing music therapists to illustrate the virtually endless ways in which to generate revenue using your unique training, knowledge and skills.

This is the book that will help you shape your music therapy career in order to make more money and live your ideal lifestyle.

When you preorder between now and Thursday, November 28, you will receive access to Innovative Income for Music Therapists when it is released on January 14, 2020, along with the following BONUSES:

  • 60-minute Q&A video with Rachel Rambach
  • Audio version of the book at no additional cost
  • $25 store credit at Listen & Learn Music (no exclusions, including CMTE courses)
  • “Preparing the Next Generation of Innovators” – an interview with Dr. Petra Kern

E-Book ($27) – includes the book in a downloadable PDF format and MP3 of the audio version.

Online Course ($97) – includes all of the above, along with a companion workbook. This course is approved by CBMT for 4 continuing education credits.

Click below to proceed with preordering either the e-book or online course.
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You are an Innovator | Innovative Income for Music Therapists

Innovative Income for Music Therapists: Beyond Direct Service & Private Practice is my unconventional roadmap for music therapists who are working on finding their own path in a career full of diverging possibilities.

It’s not easy taking the “alternate” route or blazing your own trail; I’m sure I don’t need to tell you that. Your decision to become a music therapist most likely took a good deal of courage and fortitude.

The field of music therapy is so much wider and more expansive than it was when I first stepped foot in it, and the possibilities for forging your unconventional path are endless.

Innovative Income for Music Therapists: Beyond Direct Service & Private Practice is meant to serve only as a catalyst, not an all-inclusive catalog. I’m sharing my own experiences of generating income outside of clinical work and direct service, as well as the experiences of some of my most respected colleagues, in hopes that they will spark the innovator in you.

About the Author | Rachel Rambach

Rachel Rambach, MM, MT-BC is the founder and co-owner of Music Therapy Connections, a private practice and teaching studio. She is also the creator of Listen & Learn Music, a resource for music therapists and educators containing 200+ goal-based songs and other materials to help children of all ages learn and grow through music.

Rachel received her Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College, and Master of Music from Illinois State University. She has been a board-certified music therapist since 2007. Rachel and her husband Zach live in Springfield, IL with their two children, Parker and Mia Belle, who Rachel consider to be her favorite muses.

Taking the Unconventional Route

Taking the Unconventional Route | Listen & Learn Music

I knew even before I started my music therapy education that I was going to take the unconventional route. I’d already had plenty of practice at that, having completed my undergraduate education as a vocal performance major 3 semesters early in order to graduate and pursue my training as a music therapist.

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Pumpkins, Performances & Planning a Book Launch

Those 3 “P”s basically sum up the month of October for me! It’s been a busy one, between all the Halloween-related activities for my children, gigs I’ve played, and of course, the book I’ve been working on for the past 6 months.

Heading into October, I was worried about being able to accomplish everything I needed to do in between all of the events on my personal and professional calendar. Just opening the calendar app on my phone has been scarier than any Halloween movie — it’s packed with kids’ birthday parties (at least one every weekend!), school-sponsored events, local performances, family outings, mini deadlines related to my book, and of course, all of my responsibilities at my main gig, Music Therapy Connections.

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Innovative Income for Music Therapists

Innovative Income for Music Therapists - Beyond Direct Service and Private Practice | Listen & Learn Music

In early fall of 2018, I got the itch to write a book. This has always been on my bucket list, but I just couldn’t nail down a topic. I have dozens of ideas stored in the Notes app of my phone, most of which I quickly abandoned after brainstorming bullet points.

But on December 17, the topic I was meant to write about came to me — where else? — in the shower. (It’s where I get all my best ideas.) I got out, got dressed, then ran to my laptop to capture all the thoughts flooding out of my brain.

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My Word for 2019

My Word for 2019 - Create | Listen & Learn Music | Rachel Rambach

I heard on a podcast last week that the way you spend New Year’s Eve sets the tone for the new year. I loved that idea, and am applying it to my entire day — which started with my alarm going off at 5:30 am.

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When you preorder between now and Thursday, November 28, you will receive access to Innovative Income for Music Therapists when it is released on January 14, 2020, along with the following BONUSES:

  • 60-minute Q&A video with Rachel Rambach
  • Audio version of the book at no additional cost
  • $25 store credit at Listen & Learn Music (no exclusions, including CMTE courses)
  • “Preparing the Next Generation of Innovators” – an interview with Dr. Petra Kern

E-Book ($27) – includes the book in a downloadable PDF format and MP3 of the audio version.

Online Course ($97) – includes all of the above, along with a companion workbook. This course is approved by CBMT for 4 continuing education credits.

Click below to proceed with preordering either the e-book or online course.
More details on each product page.

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