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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Big Thank You!

In June of this year, we asked our community to raise the last $10,000 we needed to be ready to hire a new music therapist. And you did it! To celebrate our donors and sponsors who made this happen, we hosted a special party with The Note-Ables. Our new music...

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Music Therapy and Emotional Trauma

My first real opportunity to work with individuals who had experienced severe trauma and abuse was during my clinical internship at Oregon State Hospital. During this time I had the extremely challenging experience of working with institutionalized children and teens...

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The Power of Adaptive Music at NMTS

Adaptive vs Traditional Traditional education methods expect that students adapt to a set curriculum. If a student cannot show understanding or grasp the curriculum then he or she is not considered as “successful” when measured against his or her peers. The curriculum...

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Ways to Connect during Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Does someone in your life have Alzheimer’s disease or dementia? It can feel overwhelming when our loved ones have difficulty remembering our names, who we are, and how to speak or perform activities of daily living. It may feel dementia has robbed your loved one of...

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Mental Health and Music Therapy

Did you know that May is national Mental Health Awareness Month? This year’s theme is “Living With a Mental Illness.” Using the hashtag #mentalillnessfeelslike, people around the country are sharing their personal stories of living with anxiety, bipolar disorder,...

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A Beautiful Harmony: Music & Autism

Michael Lahnala is like many 25-year-olds his age: he looks forward to graduating from college, has a full time job, is passionate for politics, loves music and the internet. By many standards Michael is a successful and productive member of society; however, when...

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Healing through Songwriting

I recently read this story about a boy who wanted to write a song about his mom’s breast cancer. He wrote down the words to his song on a piece of paper, and put the paper in a CD player, hoping the CD player would play the...

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How to Use Music for Deeper Relaxation

Music has an extraordinary ability to enhance our lives in all aspects. At Note-Able Music Therapy Services, we use music as a therapeutic tool to help improve people’s lives. When used intentionally, music can promote relaxation, reduce anxiety, and relieve stress....

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