Learn how to setup and facilitate a wide variety of music-based games and activities. Explore movement, rhythm, timbre, vocalizing, playing instruments, sharing, teamwork, communication, and fun.
See the LIST OF LESSONS for details and FREE samples.
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Course Length: Unlimited
Learning Objectives and CBMT Board Certification Domains (BCD):
> Identify three ways to illicit movement. BCD: II, A, 5, i (To achieve therapeutic goals: integrate movement with music.)
> Identify three ways to encourage social interaction. BCD: II, A, 2, ag (Provide music therapy experiences to address the client’s social skills and interactions.)
> Identify at least three different ways to provide cues in a group setting. BCD: II, A, 5, f (To achieve therapeutic goals: provide visual, auditory, and tactile cues.)
> Identify four way to help a client focus and maintain attention. BCD: II, A, 2, i (Provide music therapy experiences to address the client’s focus and maintenance of attention.)
CMTE units: 4
Evaluation and Documentation:
Lessons may include streaming video, audio, and other types of digital files. In order to move to subsequent lessons, participants are required to pass quizzes with a score of 75% or higher. Quizzes feature an average of four questions (multiple choice, true-false, and other types) and take an average of four minutes to complete. Lessons may be reviewed after failing to pass a quiz and quizzes may be taken multiple times, until passed.
A record of progress (lessons and quizzes) is automatically maintained until the course is completed. Participants may leave a course and pick up where they left off at a later date. Certificates are issued upon completion of all course elements, including the course evaluation. Records of completed courses are sent to the CBMT on a monthly basis.
Instructor: Kalani Das, MT-BC
Kalani Das is a professional percussionist, educator, and music therapist at the Tierra del Sol Foundation and the Centre for Neuroskills. He is a respected and experienced author and teacher who presents at regional and national music therapy conference. He is the author of, “The Way of Music – Creating Sound Connections in Music Therapy,” and a music therapy fieldwork supervisor for California State University Northridge and Saint Mary of the Woods College. Kalani is co-creator of the Music Therapy Drumming curriculum and training programs,a long with Bill Matney, MA, MT-BC. More information is available on kalanimusic.com and playsinglaugh.com.
Musical Games for Groups is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for four (4) Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. EXPERTceus.com, Provider #P-142, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.