Winter Newsletter

By The Harrison Center for Music Therapy, LLC on 3 December 2016 - 7:15

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The Harrison Center for Music Therapy team is excited to present our first client-featuring event, The Harrison House Rock! This event will feature a few of our clients’ achievements made in music therapy sessions this year. It will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2016 (3pm) at St. John Divine in the River Oaks district in Houston, TX. We are very excited to share with our families and friends the successes of our clients. Hope you can join us for some fun that Sunday afternoon!
Click here to see one of our client’s progress from echolalia to spontaneous speech after working with Ingrid Moeller, MT-BC

The HCMT word of the year

The holidays are quickly approaching, and we cannot believe 2016 is at its end. The HCMT had a word of the year for 2016, which was SUPPORT. Our goal for 2016 was to support not only one another, but also our clients we serve as well as our community. Throughout this year, we have participated in Sensory Friendly and Explore Abilities Days at the Children’s Museum, further educated ourselves by becoming certified in Neurologic Music Therapy, actively participated in the Texas Music Therapy Task Force, and many more.

We are very excited to announce the HCMT word of the year for 2017: Blossom.  Stay tuned for what this year has in store from the HCMT family!  
Dancing Turkey
February is Black History Month, and we wanted to share a little bit of music history with you. In music, call and response is a technique where one musician offers a phrase and a second person answers with a direct commentary or response to the offered phrase. Call and response has its origin in Sub-Saharan Africa where the tradition continues to be used today. Did you know that enslaved African Americans used call and response as a form of communication with each other? Most were forbidden to speak during working hours, so slaves began to sing to give utterance to their frustration and pains. Call and response is still used today, and music therapists can manipulate this technique to assist in cueing imitation, as the style mimics conversational speech.

Upcoming Dates

  • Dec 4 – First Annual Harrison House Rocks
  • Dec 12 – Sensory Friendly Day @ Children’s Museum
  • Dec 24, 25  Christmas Eve/Christmas Day (Clinic closed Friday and Monday)
  • Jan 1 – New Year’s Day (clinic closed Monday)
  • Jan 16 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Feb 14 – Valentine’s Day
  • Feb 20 – Sensory Friendly Day @ Children’s Museum

Reminders

  • Remember to reschedule for the upcoming holidays!
  • We are closed on Monday, December 26th and January 2nd in observance of Christmas and New Year’s Day.
  • Keep up-to-date on Facebook and HCMT blog for updates on future special events!

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