Designing Music Wellness Classes for Your Community (2 credits)

Self-study .  The importance of music for wellness is growing. Who better than music therapists to launch a music wellness program for your community? 2 CMTEs


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Self-study class.

Presented by Sally Bonkrude MA, MT-BC 

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Course Description:

The importance of music for wellness is growing. Who better than music therapists to launch a music wellness program for your community. In this class you will assess your skill sets and decide on your music wellness class niche. You will come away with the latest research to support the importance of your class to the community, and develop your goals and objectives all of which will be used to begin the process of marketing your class. Sign up to join a team on the move to growing music wellness programs, lead by actual therapists world wide.

Here’s What People are Saying: 

“Some of the highlights for me were: Marketing ideas e.g. using performing skills to attract interest, complimentary class to get started, doing a fundraiser, You Tube video, writing a column in the local newspaper about music therapy, public speaking to groups” Paula U. 

“This class gave us a task list of decisions we need to make to design our wellness program. Those decisions include the target client population, the primary topic that will meet the needs of that population, the SMART system to define and build the content that will meet the goals of that topic, a marketing plan, etc.” Judith D. 

“I enjoyed the many interactions we had with course members, specifically Sally’s individual time to us to discuss our ideas, issues, questions. She was very attentive and helpful.” Brittany S.

Learning Objectives:

1. Identify the four key factors of how music affects cognition, based on Dale B. Taylor’, Ph.D., MT-BC book: Biomedical Foundations of Music as Therapy.

2. Assess your skill set and experience, and decide on the type of classes and age group you would like to facilitate in your community.

3. Create 2 goals and objectives that could be used in designing this wellness class.

4. Name 3 ways to educate your community on the value of music as therapy and wellness.

Self Study Format:

The self study class consists of watching one hour video recordings and doing a 60 minute assignment.

CBMT Domain Areas:

II D 10 Design experiences to generalize goals and objectives across settings, people, subjects, behaviors, or time.

VA9 Maintain professional and effective working relationships with colleagues and community members. 

VA16 Conduct information sharing sessions (e.g., in-service workshops) for professionals and/or the community.

VA18 Serve as a representative, spokesperson, ambassador, or advocate for the profession of music therapy.


Designing Music Wellness Classes for your Community is approved by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) for 2 CMTEs-Continuing Music Therapy Education credits.  The Spiegel Academy, CBMT Approved Provider #P-106, maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria.




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