I started Rhythm For Good to address questions I encounter on a daily basis in my work as a music therapist. Some questions follow:
Based upon the most frequently asked questions, you can probably tell that most posts focus on the following populations:
1. People at the beginning of life
2. People at the end of life
3. People interested in rhythm-based wellness
New blog posts are published once or twice per week. Read about Kat below, and read about guest bloggers here.
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Kat Fulton, MM, MT-BC, NICU MT, is a speaker and board-certified music therapist whose passion is achieving therapeutic goals through making music. Simply put, her motto is Be well, feel good, and make MUSIC. With a Masters in Music Therapy from The Florida State University (headquarters for the National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy), she holds high standards for scientific research and maintains a practice infused with the latest evidence-based techniques and strategies. She completed her clinical training for music therapy at Musicworx of California, a music therapy contracting and consulting agency located in Del Mar, CA.
Kat runs Sound Health Music (established in 2005), a San Diego-based organization that encourages, enables, and empowers people to develop potential through research-based music experiences. The Sound Health Music team of board-certified music therapists design interventions that use music as the vehicle for positive change within corporate, wellness, medical, and enrichment settings.
Sound Health Music is CBMT Approved Provider #P-110. Please visit CBMT for more information.
Kat is pleased to be associated with Remo® as an endorsed facilitator. She maintains professional membership in the American Music Therapy Association, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association, and the Drum Circle Facilitators Guild.
That’s my professional bio, but here’s more of the story: I was born in Atlanta, and that’s where most of my immediate family still resides. I took off to South Carolina to attend Furman University in 1997, and I graduated with degrees in piano performance and music theory. Afterwards, I attended USC for grad school in Los Angeles and studied with Daniel Pollack for a year before googling “careers in music” in 2002 and finding music therapy. Intrigued, I attended Florida State until graduating in 2005, then headed off to San Diego where I completed my music therapy internship. Since then, I’ve attended dozens of rhythm workshops, NICU nursing CEUs, conferences in a few different fields, and more… All to improve service to my amazing, wonderful clients. And I’ve always been drawn to the west coast, so here I am in beautiful San Diego!
Oh, and I like to play beach volleyball, do Bikram yoga, and set my friends up on blind dates during this crazy adventure they call “life on earth.”
Now, make like the incredible Rhythm Maker you are, and join me behind the scenes!