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April Meeting postponed - WSTRA conference

April Meeting postponed - WSTRA conference

by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 03, 2014 11:46 AM

I will be attending the 15th annual Washington state Therapeutic Recreation Association convention (this year in the Spokane / Cheney area thankfully), which last from 8 am through 7 pm on April 5th. So we'll have to either reschedule this month's meeting for another day, or just postpone until May. Be well!

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August Meeting, Slightly Changed Schedule, August 17th 11:00 am

August Meeting, Slightly Changed Schedule, August 17th 11:00 am

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jul 06, 2013 12:21 PM

We normally meet on the first Saturday of each month, 11:00 am at Petit Chat Village Bakery and Cafe in North Spokane (9910 N. Waikiki Road) in North Spokane near Whitworth University, but this August there is a convention schedule that conflicts, so we will be meeting the THIRD Saturday in August (17th). Same time and location.

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July 6th Spokane Music Therapy Community Discussion Group Monthly Meeting 11:00 am.

by Hawke Robinson last modified Jul 06, 2013 11:10 AM

The monthly meetings continue on the first Saturday of each month at the Petit Chat Village Bakery & Cafe (9910 N. Waikiki Road) in North Spokane near Whitworth University beginning at 11:00 am.

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Upcoming June 1st, 2013 Spokane Music Therapy community advocacy discussion meeting

by Hawke Robinson last modified May 08, 2013 01:21 AM

The monthly meetings continue on the first Saturday of each month at the Petit Chat Village Bakery & Cafe (9910 N. Waikiki Road) in North Spokane near Whitworth University, 11:00 am. The next meeting will be May 4th. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Please see the information about previous meetings for some examples of topics covered.

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Upcoming May 4th, 2013 Spokane Music Therapy community advocacy discussion meeting

by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 07, 2013 05:53 PM

The monthly meetings continue on the first Saturday of each month at the Petit Chat Village Bakery & Cafe (9910 N. Waikiki Road) in North Spokane near Whitworth University, 11:00 am. The next meeting will be May 4th. Looking forward to seeing everyone there! Please see the information about previous meetings for some examples of topics covered.

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Additional links to Music Therapy Resources added in Links Section, and recent Blog Posting from WSTRA.org Convention

by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 07, 2013 05:52 PM

Greetings everyone. Sorry I was unable to attend April's meeting, but it was very much worth attending the Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association's 14th annual convention on recreation therapy. As per discussions at the convention with many RT's, I have updated the Links section of this site for those wanting to find more information about Music Therapy....

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Next Monthly Spokane Music Therapy Community Meeting - Postponed

by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 06, 2013 12:59 AM

The April 6th, 2013 11:00 am at the Petit Chat Village Bakery & Cafe (9910 N. Waikiki Road) in North Spokane near Whitworth University, has been postponed until next month. This is because the meeting facilitator is at the annual WSTRA (Washington State Therapeutic Recreation Association) convention, this weekend in Seattle. The next meeting will be May 4th. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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March Meeting Notes, 2013

by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 07, 2013 05:53 PM

I arrived about 5 minutes late, and though it was busy, quickly found a seat....

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Next Monthly Spokane Music Therapy Community Meeting

Next Monthly Spokane Music Therapy Community Meeting

by Hawke Robinson last modified Feb 02, 2013 12:29 PM

February 2nd, 2013 11:00 am at the Petit Chat Village Bakery & Cafe (9910 N. Waikiki Road) in North Spokane near Whitworth University.

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First public monthly meeting of the Spokane Music Therapy community

First public monthly meeting of the Spokane Music Therapy community

by Hawke Robinson last modified Apr 11, 2012 12:16 PM

The first of the monthly public meetings discussing the state of Music Therapy in Spokane, Washington, USA and the surrounding area, will be taking place Saturday April 14th from 11:00 am to Noon.

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Volunteer vocal coach believes in magic of song and hugs

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Mar 11, 2012 11:29 PM

Bernadette volunteers as the vocal coach for a group of developmentally disabled teens in Bothell who call themselves "The Wranglers." She’s their volunteer musical director, but she’s also their friend, and yes, very generous with those hugs.

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PBS News Hour on The Healing Power of Music Therapy

PBS News Hour on The Healing Power of Music Therapy

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Mar 03, 2012 12:00 AM

Here is a well done short overview on music therapy by the PBS News Hour.

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Human pleasure seeking, preconceptions, and music

Human pleasure seeking, preconceptions, and music

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Feb 21, 2012 12:32 PM

Big Picture Science has an interesting segment on seeking pleasure, how one's experience of pleasure caries significantly based on preconceptions, and the mystery of why music is pleasurable.

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How Music Training Primes Nervous System and Boosts Learning

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Sep 22, 2011 10:44 AM

ScienceDaily (July 20, 2010) — Those ubiquitous wires connecting listeners to you-name-the-sounds from invisible MP3 players -- whether of Bach, Miles Davis or, more likely today, Lady Gaga -- only hint at music's effect on the soul throughout the ages. Archived here in case the article disappears.

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Musicians’ Brains Stay Sharp as They Age

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Sep 21, 2011 01:31 PM

While it is known that practicing music repeatedly changes the organization of the brain, it is not clear if these changes can correlate musical abilities with non-musical abilities. The study of 70 older participants, with different musical experience over their lifetimes, provides a connection between musical activity and mental balance in old age. “The results of this preliminary study revealed that participants with at least 10 years of musical experience (high activity musicians) had better performance in nonverbal memory, naming, and executive processes in advanced age relative to non-musicians." This article is archived here in case it disappears.

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Parrots, Elephants, and Humans CAN dance.

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Jul 21, 2011 12:31 AM

From NPR: "Two famous parrots and a bevy of YouTube videos have now convinced scientists that people aren't the only ones who can groove to a musical beat."

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Ruben's Flaming Tube

by hawkenterprising@gmail.com last modified Jun 25, 2011 12:22 AM

Very cool visualization of sound waves (and music) by flame!

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