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Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach
by Elizabeth Schwartz


Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach gives valuable information for anyone working with children from birth to age five. Child development, music development and early musical behavior research are explored and translated into an easy to understand format for clinical application that all music therapists can immediately incorporate into their practice. Author, Elizabeth Schwartz, facilitates this standardized, self study, 5 credit course.

Topics covered include:

  • Developmental milestone scales and musical behavior lists
  • Five level musical development framework designed by Schwartz
  • Musical goals and objectives
  • Interventions, strategies and tips

This course will help music therapists:

  • Consider client’s age, culture, music background, and preferences when designing music therapy experiences
  • Identify client response to different types of musical experiences and their variations
  • Establish client goals and objectives appropriate for the early childhood population
  • Create music therapy experiences that address client goals and objectives
  • Find full list of course objectives here


Elizabeth Schwartz, LCAT, MT-BC, specializes in music therapy for infants and toddlers receiving Early Intervention and young children in preschool treatment at Alternatives for Children in Suffolk County, New York where she has been on staff for the last 23 years. Through Alternatives, Beth also provides staff development for local public schools on music therapy, music and special education and music education. Beth shares her knowledge as an adjunct instructor in Music Therapy at Molloy College in Rockville Center, New York. Beth is the author of Music, Therapy, and Early Childhood: A Developmental Approach and a contributing author for several other texts on music therapy. She presents on the regional and national level and has been active in legislative and regulatory issues affecting music therapy. She recently published You and Me Makes We: A Growing Together Songbook.


Product Description

When you purchase this product you will receive:

  • An MP3 file of the 60 minute, pre-recorded discussion with Elizabeth Schartz
  • A PDF file of course materials

Prerequisites: You must be a Board Certified Music Therapist & purchase or own copy of book.

(You can find a copy here.)

Course Schedule and Format:

Music Therapy Book Club Standardized Self- Study Courses are designed to provide an in-depth learning experience based upon a music therapy or related text. Participants receive a pre-recorded conference call “Book Club Discussion” with the author in which further information related to the book is discussed. This is followed by self study assignments which are completed and submitted to the continuing education director. The participant may then submit all assignments to receive 5 CMTE credits. Assignments will be due 30 days from the registration date.

5 CMTE Credits will be awarded upon completion of this course as outlined above.

Additional information:

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