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16 May
16 May

Music Therapy Webinar - Intro to Music Therapy Business

by: Alverno College

Join Melissa Jommberbell, Alverno instructor in our Master's of Music Therapy program, for a brief overview of everything business-related for a professional music therapist. Even if you are unsure about pursuing private practice, this course will be incredibly helpful as you navigate your career.

Melissa Jommerbell, MM, MT-BC, has been a board-certified music therapist since 2006 and a proud business owner since 2014. During her journey as a business owner, she has experienced a shift in staff roles (contractors to employees), rebranding (Meli Music LLC to Harmonic Changes Therapy Services), and expanding to a second state (California and Illinois). Currently, Melissa's business supports other disciplines and modalities beyond music therapy, offering art therapy, dance/movement therapy, and drama therapy. All of this varied experience has helped inform a lot of "must-dos," "don't dos," and "maybes" over the years as a business owner. These lived experiences will inform this course while supporting each of your journeys into the professional world.

CBMT Recertification Domains:

  1. This course will help you establish your professional development in a variety of ways, specifically the ability to assess areas for professional growth, prioritize, and establish a plan of action. (5.A.1)
  2. This course will support your growth as a professional by helping you determine how to conduct oneself in an authentic, ethical, accountable, and culturally sensitive manner that respects privacy, dignity, and human rights in all settings including social media, marketing, and advertising (5.B.2)
  3. As with all business-related things, this course will also help you develop a plan to maintain knowledge of federal and state laws, rules, and regulations that may affect practice. (5.B.3)




7 p.m. central