Course curriculum

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    Establishing Entrainment

    • Why Entrainment Works

    • STEP 1: Determine Problem or Need

    • STEP 2: Identify Client Baselines

    • Entrainment Skills Practice #1: Measuring Movement

    • STEP 3: Turn Baselines into Music

    • Entraining with Rhythm

    • Entraining with Pitch

    • Modes & Scales Discussion Board

    • Entrainment Skills Practice #2: Putting Observations to Music

    • Entraining with Texture

    • Entraining with Dynamics

    • Entraining with Musical Form

    • Entraining with Timbre

    • STEP 4: Evaluate Efficacy of Entrainment

    • Final Entrainment Tips

    • Entrainment Skills Practice #3: Entrainment Simulation

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    Applying The Iso Principle

    • Purpose of the Iso Principle

    • Key to Success

    • Manipulating Rhythm

    • Iso Principle Skills Practice #1: Assessing Internal Tempo Regulation

    • Iso Principle Skills Practice #2: Training for Internal Tempo Regulation

    • Manipulating Pitch

    • Iso Principle Skills Practice #3: Efficient Modulations

    • Manipulating Texture

    • Manipulating Dynamics

    • Manipulating Form

    • Manipulating Timbre

    • Evaluating Progress

    • Intervention Outcomes

    • Quick Tools

    • Iso Principle Skills Practice #4: Final Assessment

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    References & Recommended Reading


Brenna Liebold, MT-BC, WMTR

Director of Music Therapy Services & Education at Living Melodies®

Brenna Liebold, MT-BC, WMTR owns and provides services at Living Melodies®, a community-based music therapy practice. Her rich professional career includes over 16 years of experience with geriatric, special needs, oncology, hospice, and physical rehabilitation clients; early childhood music curriculum planning; oncology research; music therapy program development within local healthcare organizations; and university-level music therapy teaching and curriculum development. Motivated by the belief that volunteer work helps to broaden the public’s knowledge of music therapy and advance the skills of fellow clinicians, Ms. Liebold has served as public relations chair for the Wisconsin Chapter for Music Therapy since 2011 and provided practicum and/or internship opportunities to music therapy students at Alverno College in Milwaukee and Carroll University in Waukesha in Wisconsin since her first year as a board-certified music therapist. Furthermore, she has presented at dozens of conferences, workshops, and in-services throughout the Midwest on a variety music therapy topics and clinical applications from biomedical theory to music therapy in hospice care. Her love of a broad variety musical genres and private study of world music and instruments led Ms. Liebold to participate in songwriting collaborations for the Hope 4 Grief online bereavement support group on Facebook and YouTube as well as judging submissions for the Indian Summer Music Awards. She has also been featured in interviews included on Wisconsin Pubic Radio and in a number of online publications such as "MKE Lifestyle."