One of the things I commonly hear from fellow music therapists is that they wish they were more skilled at songwriting. As someone who has written upwards of 300 songs for music therapy clients, classes, adult audiences, and otherwise, my response is always this: the more songs you write, the more skilled you become.
Prior to writing my first song, I didn’t have any specialized training. I wasn’t confident in my abilities at all, but I just kept writing. Each song became a little easier, and with time I gained the confidence to call myself a songwriter.
I love empowering others to do the same, which is why I created the Songwriting Challenge. I hosted this challenge for the first time last spring, and a huge group of music therapists participated. We collectively wrote and shared hundreds of songs over the course of a month, learning from each other along the way.
Those who participated not only improved their songwriting skills, but they also increased their repertoire of songs for clinical practice — something we all need to do on a continuous basis.
After the challenge ended, I had an overwhelmingly positive response to the experience…including dozens of requests to do it again as a CMTE course.
And that brings me to the Songwriting Challenge (2.0) – an interactive online course for music therapists that is approved by CBMT for 3 CMTE credits.
Can’t wait to see you inside the challenge!