Here are answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ).

What is music therapy? My favorite definition of music therapy is by the World Federation of Music Therapy:

“Music therapy is the professional use of music and its elements as an intervention in medical, educational, and everyday environments with individuals, groups, families, or communities who seek to optimize their quality of life and improve their physical, social, communicative, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual health and wellbeing. Research, practice, education, and clinical training in music therapy are based on professional standards according to cultural, social, and political contexts.” Source: WFMT, 2011.

What instruments do you play? I frequently play guitar, piano, and simple percussion. When I was younger I played flute.

Do you take medical insurance? At this time I do not file for insurance payment.

Can I speak with people you have worked with? I will do my best to arrange this with you. Email me at: joann@music2spark.com noting the area of interest.

Do you accept guest posts? I do take guest posts which are run at my discretion and meet the following criteria:

  • Must have some relevance to music therapy, older adults, young children, or intergenerational programs.
  • Minimum of 350 words (excluding bio) with a maximum of 750.
  • Only finished article that are unique and not have been previously used elsewhere may be submitted.
  • Controversial posts are welcomed. It is not necessary to agree with me or my point of view.
  • The writer must supply a bio with a URL to where they would like it to link to. You must also agree to get involved in the comments section and with social marketing.
  • Posts for consideration must be supplied in either Word or Text format with no HTML embedded and be submitted by e-mail to: joann@music2spark.com
  • Author agrees to accept minor editing and insertion of images and links including expanding on the bio if necessary or relevant.

Do you do public speaking? I enjoying doing it when I can. Contact me at joann@music2spark.com to work out details.

Can I interview you? YES! I greatly appreciate opportunities to speak about music therapy and my work.