Music Therapist-Make a Difference!

Here’s how you can affordably take all the CMTE classes you want! 

New ideas & strategies help your clients get the best results.

If you’re TIRED of denying yourself amazing continuing education classes because to take ALL of the ones that look good to you would cost a fortune, …I’ll show you an affordable way to take as many CMTEs as you want, on a wide range of topics,  and be connected with a community of  professional peers, so you can get cutting edge music therapy strategies to make a greater difference with your clientele, and improve your practice.

Dear music therapist,

You were born to make a big positive impact in the world – and you are needed!

If you’re passionate about music therapy, and supporting your clients in reaching their potential, and you’re ready to make a bigger difference, then this is for YOU!

Can you relate to any of this?

  • “I’m stressed out about not having my CMTE credits for recertification!”
  • “I struggle to come up with fresh new music therapy methodology with little time to figure it out.”
  • “I feel confused, not prepared, and burnt out.”
  • I feel isolated, frustrated with difficult clients, and wish I had support of other music therapists.”
My name is Deborah Spiegel MT-BC.  I’ve been a music therapist since 1976 and have worked with many different types of clients over the years.  The most recent was when I worked at the state hospital here in Colorado, on the adolescent unit, as the music therapist in a DBT milieu.  I have been passionate about utilizing DBTs practical life skills in music therapy ever since, and have been offering workshops and training on the topic nationwide since 2011. In 2012 I did my first online version of my workshop, and the Spiegel Academy was born. Our CMTE class catalog keeps growing with classes on a wide range of topics!

I noticed that many of our customers wait for a big sale to buy classes.  It made me realize that there is a need for an affordable, convenient, way to get quality continuing education classes on a regular basis.   


Quality, convenient, and affordable- at one low consistent monthly price…

Choose any classes you want, as many as you want, and access new classes as we add them– all from the comfort of home! You don’t have to drive anywhere, and can even wear your slippers.

Learn new ideas and strategies to support your clients.

You have access to a wide variety of class topics ranging from courses related to your specific intervention concerns for your client demographics, to other options that you can try out just to expand your horizons, all included!   


Earn required CMTE credits.

 Meet all your continuing education requirements, including  ethics. All of the classes in the CMTE Club are approved by CBMT for CMTE credits.  (Sorry, at this time this CMTE membership program does not issue LCAT credits.  Taking individual classes is the only way to earn LCAT credits.) 

Grow your business …

with our classes on starting and growing your business, so you can get more clients, build your team, and make the money you deserve.

Network with other professional music therapists.

You don’t need to feel alone out there. Be part of an amazing group of peers. Ask questions, brainstorm ideas, learn new interventions, meet ethics requirement, give and get support in our online monthly zoom meetings.


Membership Details:

  • 1 year (renewable) membership 
  • Earn 100+ possible CMTE credits
  • Complete as many classes as you want to as long as you are a member 
  •  Get access to a wide range of convenient, quality, and affordable CMTEs while you learn new ideas and strategies. 
  • Your price is locked in as long as you are a member, even when prices increase to the public in the future.

CMTE Club Classes Include:

American Sign Language (ASL) Essentials: Signs and Songs for Communication (8 credits)

Archetypal Music Psychotherapy: A Depth Approach to the Creative Expressive Arts (6 credits)

Build a Therapeutic Relationship: Attuning and Self-Regulation for Therapist and Client (5 credits)

Creating Music Therapy Goals and Objectives (4 credits)

Creative Innovations in Mental Health & Addictions: A Guide to the 12- Steps in Practice (15 credits)

Data Driven: Digital Forms for Music Therapy (3 credits)

DBT Music Therapy Resource Hub (21 credits)

DBT: Practical Life Skills Reinforced through Music Therapy (10 credits)

Engaging Seniors through Musical Improvisation (7 credits)

Engaging Seniors Through Song (8 credits)

Growing Your Private Practice (13 credits)

Guitar Improvisation Technique called “Shape Shifting” 5 credits

Guitar: Rhythm and Accompaniment for Stylistic Playing (10 credits)

Guitar: Song Introductions & Endings (8 credits) 

Guitar: Tips and Tricks for the Advancing Guitarist (8 credits)

Hospice 101: An Introduction to Hospice Music Therapy (3 credits)

IDEA, FAPE, LRE are the Alphabet Soup: Understanding the IEP (5 credits)

Intro to Banjo for Music Therapists and Teachers (5 credits)

Mindfulness and Music in Clinical Practice (8 credits)

Music Therapy Ethics and Standards: A Breakdown (3 credits)

Music Therapy for Chronic Pain Management (6 credits)

Music Therapy in Special Education (6 credits)

Music Therapy in the Preschool Classroom (6 credits)

Music Therapy Interventions Teaching Emotion Regulation Skills System for Cognitively Challenged Clients (28 credits)

Music Therapy with Kids and Teens (10 credits)

Neurologic Strategies for Speech & Language for Individuals with Autism and Other Special Needs (6 credits)

Social Skills Training for Children through Music Therapy (5 credits).
Speak so the Power of Persuasion is on Your Side and Your Practice Grows (5 credits)
Starting a Music Therapy Business (13 credits)

Telehealth Tips and Tricks for the Music Therapist (3 credits)

The Art of Improvisation for Use in Music Therapy (6 credits)

The Art of Self-Health for Healthcare Professionals (7 credits)

The Keys to Working with Difficult Clients (10 credits

The Voice as a Tool for Healing Emotional Wounds (5 credits)

Tools for Effective Guided Imagery (5 credits)

Verbal Counselling and Psychotherapy Techniques for Music Therapists (6 credits)

Website Essentials for the Music Therapist (5 credits)

Inner Circle- Peer supervision monthly online meetings (16 credits)

More new classes will be added.


→  1. You get to participate in our monthly online peer supervision group- the Music Therapy Inner Circle, where you’ll be part of an ongoing professional community.

→  2.  Whether you’re involved in a DBT program already or are new to the idea of integrating Dialectical Behavior Therapy skills into your practice…

…you can access our DBT Music Therapy hub which is full of resources for utilizing DBT’s practical life skills with music therapy to grow your therapeutic toolkit and support client’s to regulate emotions and behaviors.

Right now is a great time to earn your required CMTE credits and to learn new ways to enhance the incredibly valuable work you do with your clients. 

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As many classes as you want to take during your membership year. Earn 100 + Possible Credits (Value $2500)

A community of professional peers to meet with live (on zoom) for supervision, brainstorming and support  in our monthly Music Therapy Inner Circle Meetings( Value $550)

Access to our special DBT Music Therapy hub for ready made music therapy interventions designed for each DBT skill, along with other resources for becoming more familiar with DBT skills and gaining new ways to integrate them into your life and your music therapy practice (Value $500)


Join now for only $69/month for 12 months –> or a single payment of just $690 for the year.

Enjoy your one year membership!

You can continue on a month by month basis or pay for the year up front after your first year, at the same low rate you came in on, as long as you maintain your a membership.

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