Get Your Foot in the Door

Music therapists have an advantage when developing new leads for jobs. We are musicians and therapists, so we have more opportunities than most professionals to make contacts and raise our visibility in the community and in various agencies. As therapists, we can present workshops, in-service training, pilot projects, mentoring, demonstrations of music therapy, and speeches at organizational meetings and conferences. As musicians, we can make more people aware of our presence through recitals, public performances, music camps, and other music events, whether professional or volunteer. So if you are looking to expand your career or to develop a new job, get out an about, sharing your music talent and therapy expertise with as many people as possible. You never know what opportunity may be around the corner.