What are we?
The Tech Nook is a resource for music therapists and music therapy students to learn and grow their technology skills.
Creation and consumption of music has evolved greatly over the past few decades. A person can produce music from their home, instead of buying studio time. Another can find a song instantly on a streaming service, instead of having to wait for it to play on the radio again. While technology was once reserved from programmers and producers, society now has the same access at their fingertips.
As (future) music therapists, we not only have the access to technology, but the opportunity to utilize it in and for music therapy. Ranging from video production to audio engineering to simply playing apps, experiences with technology can afford tremendous and innovative opportunities for greater engagement and connection than ever before. This website serves to teach not only how to use technology, but how it can afford meaningful experiences in clinical practice. As technology, approaches, and research evolve and adapt, so will this website.
Our views are our own and do not represent AMTA or CBMT.
How does it work?
In this large “nook,” we have quite a few “crannies.” Each cranny holds a different type or method of technology. In these crannies, we have free and paid options. The free options include basic text introductions to the technology you’re wanting to look into, as well as a few video tutorials from our collaborators and the technology mediums themselves. If you’d like to get more in-depth, you also have the option of taking lessons over Skype or Zoom with one of our collaborators or receiving a more in-depth tutorial video from them. Each collaborator is independent from the Tech Nook financially and is paid directly by you.
Learn more about our collaborators below!