Women of the Lullaby Project

Inspired by Carnegie Hall’s ‘Lullaby Project’, Note-Able Music Therapy Services (NMTS) partnered with STEP2 and the Reno Phil to make the Lullaby Project a reality in our community. For the last month, women from STEP2 (a residential addiction treatment center for...

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Top 5 Reasons Sponsoring NMTS is Good Marketing

Top 5 Reasons Why Sponsoring NMTS Events is Good Marketing   Event sponsorship can be a more powerful way to spend your marketing dollars than you may realize, particularly when you work with Note-Able Music Therapy Services. Here's why. 1. Sponsorship is a powerful...

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Music Activities with Your Kids

Whether you have a child with a disability or not, including music in your household will benefit your child’s development in so many ways. Here are a few easy ways to enjoy music with your kids! 1. Sing If you're like most of our parents, you claim you can't sing. We...

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Jacob’s Story: A glimpse into living with Autism

Bill Roach remembers receiving the call from his daughter that his grandson, Jacob, had been diagnosed with autism. “She was pretty upset," says Roach. "I told her no matter what the problem was, she still has her family and that we would all stand by her and do...

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Got Cognitive Dissonance?

Cognitive dissonance occurs when you receive information or experience something that goes against what you previously knew to be true. Our brain has the natural tendency to want to disregard any new information that doesn’t match our current view....

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Building Bridges Through Music

Music. Art. Dance. Poetry. With all of the misunderstanding and division around us, it is easy to forget how crucial these are to our mental and physical health. Music and the arts can bring us together and remind us of our connection to something much bigger than...

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Music Therapy in Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

Last fall, I completed the Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute in Boston, MA. I learned specifically how the brain responds to music and how to use that information to target brain rehabilitation for people with neurologic disease or brain injury. I knew that...

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Fall Showcase was Spectacular!

On November 5, 2016, we celebrated our first Fall Showcase at the Nugget Celebrity Showroom, with performances from participants in dance, music, electronic music classes, and The Note-Ables. Participants gathered in the green room and dressing rooms back stage...

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Singing Him Home – Music Therapy in Hospice Care

One Story of Music Therapy in Hospice - Singing Him Home Written by Jodi McLaren  I’d like to share a story from my own experience as a music therapy intern working with hospice patients. Each person in hospice care is different and has different needs throughout his...

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Ableism: what it is and why it matters

We have all heard of racism, or sexism, but for some of us the idea of "ableism" is new. Ableism is discrimination against people with disabilities through a society that favors people with able bodies. This is not only evident in facilities lacking things like...

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A New Perspective on Addiction

Addiction, Connection, and Music Therapy For a long time, I and many others have seen drugs as the cause of addiction. If you take enough of a highly addictive drug, you will become addicted. This is what I was taught in school growing up. But there is a new theory...

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A Note-Able Golf Tournament Wrap Up

Our 1st Annual Note-Able Golf Tournament Our first annual Note-Able Golf Tournament was on Friday, September 9th. This event was put together by our wonderful board and in partnership with the great folks at Wolf Run Golf Club. We also were supported by a number of...

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