Blog Category: Music Therapy Business Owners

2016 Changes And A Special Welcome To Annette!

2016 – A Year of Change!

Reflecting back, 2016 brought change and excitement for Roman Music Therapy Services! We reached the truly awe-inspiring and gratifying milestone of being in business for ten years. Our in-studio program offerings expanded with the addition of Sprouting Sibs and drop-off class, Sprouting Melodies 5. Additionally, our outside contracts grew! Growth was really the theme for us as we took on more clients, hired an Operations Manager and moved into a larger space.

Another wonderful change included the addition of a Senior Clinical Supervisor for our music therapy team, Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC. Annette comes to Roman Music Therapy Services with an impressive and diverse background in music therapy. With over twenty years in the field, Annette’s clinical experience includes outpatient care for victims of domestic violence, psychiatric hospitals, hospice, special education classrooms and working in the Boston Shriners Hospital pediatric burn unit where Annette and her team were featured on WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station.

Annette Whitehead-Pleaux is Shriners’ first music therapist. (George Hicks/WBUR)

While providing music therapy to a variety of populations, Annette is also an adjunct faculty member at three colleges/universities where she teaches masters and undergraduate coursework.

Involved in several music therapy research programs throughout her career, Annette is also a prolific writer and has a number of peer-reviewed articles as well as published book contributions. In early 2017, the book she co-edited with Dr. Xueli Tan, “Cultural Intersections in Music Therapy: Music, Health and the Individual”, will be published by Barcelona Publishing.

Annette is an incredibly accomplished member of the music therapy community and on the Board of Directors for the American Music Therapy Association.

“For many years, a translated quote has hung above my computer on my desk, which says

‘ A human being becomes human through other human beings.’  

To me, this is the essence of music therapy, being human with other humans through music.”

– Annette Whitehead-Pleaux

Supervising our multi-faceted, multi-talented team!

As Senior Clinical Supervisor, Annette will be facilitating weekly, biweekly and monthly supervision with our therapists. Additionally, she will lead “Supervising the Supervisors,” a program that mentors our music therapy leads. In addition, she will lend her unique expertise in program development, outreach and skill set enrichment.

In her “spare time” (!), Annette is also leading our new program, Meeting of the Musical Minds Supervision, which offers one-on-one supervision to music therapists across the country. Stay tuned or contact us for more details.

To say we are excited to have her on our team — as a colleague, a mentor and an innovator — is an understatement! Please help us welcome Annette with a quick note via Facebook or a smile next time you’re here for a visit.

Stay warm and see you soon!

Musically Yours,

Meredith

 

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Community, Camaraderie, Confidence and Competence

music notes - programs for music therapistsAre you a music therapy business owner looking to grow your music therapy business, or a music therapist who works independently? It’s common to feel isolated or unsure. We are excited to share two great learning opportunities for music therapists and music therapy business owners.

Business coaching and clinical supervision programs for music therapists

MTBO Mastermind, conducted by Meredith Pizzi, MPA, MT-BC and founder of Roman Music Therapy Services, is for music therapy business owners. This program will help you overcome growing pains and provide strategies to elevate to a more strategic level. Coaching is a wonderful way to actively build your business with the support of other like-minded music therapy business owners who have had similar experiences.

Through coaching, you can set the vision for your organization while also deciding the next direction you wish your business to grow in or develop. Coaching is goal driven, and your coach will help motivate you and hold you accountable to attain the goals you set. Be inspired, motivated and energized by transforming yourself from a business owner to a business leader!

Meeting of the Musical Minds Supervision will be conducted by Annette Whitehead-Pleaux, MA, MT-BC, who has joined Roman Music Therapy Services as our clinical supervisor. This individual and group supervision will help to reduce isolation, increase self-confidence and gain ideas and inspiration. As music therapists, we invest so much time and energy into our sessions with our clients, while neglecting to invest in ourselves with the same dedication.

Supervision is a key component to being a music therapist. Engaging in regular supervision has helped me personally as I worked in a pediatric burn unit, mental health hospitals and in school settings. I could not have done that work, or come up with the solutions to tricky situations, without that supervision. -Annette Whitehead-Pleaux

Annette will be facilitating two music therapy clinical supervision groups starting at the end of January/beginning of February, a standard group and one for LGBTQAI+ MTs. There is still time to check out MT clinical supervision through a free consultation and to sign up for one of the groups. Invest in yourself this new year!

Are you ready to take the next step?

If you are interested in learning more about our coaching or supervision services, you can get more info by watching the webinar that Meredith and Annette conducted last month, which dives deeper into what is offered through both programs.

Once you’ve determined that coaching or supervision are right for you, you can request an appointment time with either Meredith or Annette.

Please feel free to call our office, 781-224-3300, for more information.

 

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Calling All Music Therapy Business Owners!

The not-to-be-missed MTBO Event of 2013!

Music Therapy Business Owners Mastermind Retreat

 

  • Are you passionate about music therapy?
  • Do you have a music therapy practice that excites you and inspires you every single day? Does it also sometimes frighten you?
  • Do you want to get a handle on your business so that it creates the perfect work-life “fit” for you?
  • Do you want to choose the direction of your business and see that it goes in the direction you choose, rather than having your dream of self-employment become nothing more than a day (and night!) job?
  • Do you want to use your degree and your training to create work that fits with your life and your personal purpose and mission?

You are in the Right Place!

Learn More and Register Today!

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