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SER-AMTA Continuing Music Therapy Education

Beyond Accompaniment: Instrumental Techniques for Playing, Teaching, & Utilizing the Ukulele in the Clinical Setting

Stephanie Epstein, MM, MT-BC
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Schedule & Credits
Course Objectives
Fees & Refunds

Course Abstract:
While the ukulele may be easy to play, music therapists may be unsure how to utilize it in a clinical setting beyond as an accompaniment instrument. This interactive course focuses playing tips and techniques, how to teach others to play, and clinical applications for clients. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own ukulele.

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Prerequisites: No prerequisites are required. Appropriate for students and professionals.

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Ethics requirement: No ethics credits

Format: Activity Based, Experiential Learning

Presented by:
Stephanie Epstein received her BM (Music Therapy/Music Education) from Nazareth College and MM (Music Therapy) from the University of Miami. She established the music therapy program at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami, FL, is the Board Advisor of Music Therapy for the Ukulele Kids Club, and is a member of the AMTA Pediatric Work Group.

Schedule and Credits:
This course will be offered at the Embassy Suites Hamilton Place, Chattanooga, TN,
The course schedule is as follows:
  • Wednesday, April 11, 8:00-11:00 am
Approval for CMTE credits:
This CMTE course, " Beyond Accompaniment: Instrumental Techniques for Playing, Teaching, & Utilizing the Ukulele in the Clinical Setting ," is approved by the CBMT for 3 Continuing Music Therapy Education credits. The Southeastern Region, AMTA, Inc. maintains responsibility for program quality and adherence to CBMT policies and criteria. (Pre-approved provider # P-024. )

Course Objectives:
(Relevant 2015 CBMT Board Certification Domains listed in parentheses.)
The learner will:
  1. The participant will consider client's age, culture, language, music background, and preferences when designing music therapy experiences (I.D.9).
  2. The participant will provide music therapy experiences to address client's ability to use music independently for self-care (b), coping skills (o), initiation and self-motivation (x), motor skills (z), musical and other creative responses (aa), on-task behavior (ad), participation/engagement (ag), self-esteem (ap), and wellness (bd) (II.A.2).
  3. The participant will achieve therapeutic goals by arranging, transposing, or adapting music (e), integrating current technology into music therapy practice according to client need (p), and utilizing a varied music repertoire (e.g., blues, classical, folk, jazz, pop) from a variety of cultures and subcultures (ac) (II.A.5).
  4. The participant will expand music skills (6) and develop and enhance technology skills (7) (IV.A).

Fees and Refunds:
The fee for this CMTE course is $ 45 for AMTA members, $ 85 for non-members.

Registrants for this workshop will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until spaces are filled. Refund of CMTE fees will be made only upon written request or email received by March 18, 2018. Request for refund of fees should be directed to:
SER-AMTA Conference
c/o Rachel Coon-Arnott
2580 Glaramara Terrace
Cumming, GA 30041.
Or, Send a Request by Email to the Registration Center.


Conference management reserves the right to cancel this CMTE program due to insufficient number of registrants or instructor illness. In case of cancellation, persons registered for this CMTE program will be notified by phone or email by April 1, 2018, and will be entitled to a full refund of fees.

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 2018
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