The new school year is soon to bloom!  Help special learners soar, while becoming an IEP expert in our unique school-based position (don’t worry there’s on the job training too).  Join our close-knit, inspired team of Board Certified Music Therapists in sunny San Diego starting late August 2017.  Salaried and contractual positions are available for the 10-month school year. This is an ideal position for adventure-bound therapists who like to travel or spice things up with other projects over the summer.   Download our job flier here to share or post.
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Sita Rose (aka our very own Laura Anderson) teamed up with some of the Coast Music Therapy staff for her July Sacred Song Series. This month’s chant entitled “Open Your Ears” is a direct reflection of the work we do with children who have special needs and the importance of listening to them. When it comes to communication, many of our students express their needs non-verbally or through behaviors. “Open your Ears” is about awakening our senses as therapists, teachers, parents and as a community to effectively listen to our children who do not communicate conventionally.

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Coast Music Therapy team member Talia Morales, who is also a co-founder of The Songstream Project recently traveled to Utah with local San Diego musician and songwriter, Reid Moriarty and his extraordinary mom and author of Autism Unplugged, Andrea Moriarty.  Andrea wrote this blog to share the empowering and inspiring experience they had presenting together at Utah Valley University’s conference for autism in April.
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A new year with a new vision!  In honor of Music Therapy Social Media Advocacy Month 2015, we’ve reflected on some little known facts about music therapy in our “Did You Know?” Music Therapy Infographic.   Did you know you can get a Ph.D. in music therapy??  Did you know there are over 6000 Board Certified Music Therapists in the United States??  Discover more below that may just surprise you!

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It’s Official! Music therapy has been formally added as a related service to California special education law. While not all students in special education require music therapy, the new regulations will help provide clarification for parents and professionals who are considering music therapy as part of a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Read More


It’s April and Autism Awareness Month 2014 is here. The question is often asked, “What can I do to help?” While promoting education and awareness are common answers, we’d like to invite you to make a personal connection with someone on the autism spectrum this month.  Just like all of us, those living with autism appreciate being recognized and commended for their strengths, talents, and contributions.   Read More


January is music therapy advocacy month, with the theme “We are… Music Therapists!” In the realm of special education, with increasing focus on professional qualifications, it’s important that we, as music therapists, educate the community about our field and qualifications. To help with the cause, we’ve developed this free music therapy advocacy poster for special education. 

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