[bct] Re: Music therapy

  • From: "Jamie Pauls" <jamiepauls@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 23:04:07 -0600

Thanks for your comments. I currently subcontract with a therapist who has a
business in Kansas City. She has set me up with several private clients. I
am currently also seeing some students at a state school here in
Chillicothe. My wife who is sighted and has a background in special
education is working with me. She provides much feedback and assistance in
working with the kiddos. I didn't require this assistance while working with
the geriatric population I described in my submission. The children,
however, are quite a challenge. I love it and my wife and I enjoy working
together. The only downside is the less than steady pay check. I fervently
believe and pray that 2006 will be a better year for us in the financial
department than 2005, but one cannot expect self-employment to go smoothly,
especially in the first months. Thanks again for the positive feedback. 

-----Original Message-----
From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Joni Colver
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 2:17 PM
Subject: [bct] Music therapy

Jamie your podcast on being a music therapist was extremely interesting.  I
am sure there must be studies that show how music affects a person's brain
chemistry.  It certainly seems to have a positive effect on some people you
have worked with.  The nice thing is that it is therapy with no deleterious
side effects, unlike many prescription drugs.

Do you have to seek out clients on your own as an independent contractor, or
do you work for a company that refers clients to you?

I think your job would be challenging but the gratification of seeing that 
you have made a positive impact on someone else's life must be quite 
rewarding.  Thanks for informing me a little bit about a career I knew 
nothing about.


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