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My name is Natalie Mullis, and I am a board certified music therapist with a private practice in... Full Bio
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3 Considerations after a Trainwreck by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Have you ever had a day where everything just seemed to fall apart? One where even though you took all of the right steps, nothing went as you planned? Where it seem that ... Read on »
A Tale of Two Drums by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If I published a newspaper that featured the accomplishments made by my clients each week, last week’s headline would have been “DRUMS PAVE THE WAY FOR SUCCESS”. I use ... Read on »
C’mon ‘N Ride The Train, The iPad Train! by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The Quad City DJs song (C’mon ‘N Ride It) has been playing through my head this week, specifically the chorus that says “C’mon ‘n ride the train!” because I’ve been feelin ... Read on »
Creativity Zone: Found Instruments! by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In last week’s edition of the newsletter (didn’t get it? Get  on the list ), I mentioned some tips for keeping your child meeting their goals in a musical way this summer. ... Read on »
A Much Deserved Vacation by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum What has bears, bison, elk, marmots, mountains, caves, and 3 overlapping calderas? My vacation! Last week, my doors closed for a little over a week while I venture ... Read on »
How do they set the goal, anyway? by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I have been buried in assessments lately. With a sudden influx of new clients, I’ve been setting so many goals and objectives that I am beginning to look at my non-wor ... Read on »
Book Winners! by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Just a quick check in to announce the winners of Kat and I’s book contest! Congrats to Lillieth Grand and Jody St. George!! E-mails are in your inbox! ... Read on »
It’s Mother’s Day! by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Flowers, candy, breakfast in bed, cards, and presents are all staples of Mother’s Day, but what about serenading mom with a song? This week, I’ve been spending a lot o ... Read on »
Rich, Happy, and Hot, with PRIZES- Business tools you can’t ignore by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you’ve been with me for over a year, you probably remember when my blog and newsletter changed directions and went from being focused on other music therapists to being ... Read on »
Just Sing by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum “There is thing that’s like talking except you don’t talk. You sing. You sing.” It is rare for me to mention the music I truly enjoy here, but a conversation with a cl ... Read on »
Eye Contact! Turn-taking! Sharing! Oh My! by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Boom Boom Boom! “My son never makes eye contact. It’s hard to tell if he is listening to me.” “My daughter needs help with her social skills. Sometimes I do ... Read on »
A Day In The Life: First Year of Private Practice by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you’ve been following me for long, you know that I love a good conference. There is something special about getting together with a group of people who are all pass ... Read on »
Music Therapy and Children with Special Needs by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum There are two things in this world that truly get me up in the morning: an outdoor adventure, and getting to express my passion for music therapy to others. F ... Read on »
My Week in Photos by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Have you ever had a grand design for something and just never actually done it? From the time I opened Key Changes Music Therapy Services, I had plans of bringing in m ... Read on »
4 Reasons Why I am a Music Therapist by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The other day, a friend asked me if I had always known that I wanted to be a music therapist. The initial reaction is always “OF COURSE!” but that’s not 100% true. You c ... Read on »
Finding a Music Therapist Near You by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum How did you find your current physician? Optometrist? Dentist? Speech Therapist? Many of our referrals for those we trust our health to come from word of mouth refer ... Read on »
The State Of Music Therapy in South Carolina- Again by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last year, I published this post about the state of music therapy in South Carolina. Well, we are at it again! A little over a week ago, you mobilized on e ... Read on »
A Music Making Workshop by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum If you follow me in my various social media outlets ( facebook , twitter , etc) you’ll know that I am giving a workshop on February 23rd about making music with your chi ... Read on »
Should Therapy Happen in the Home or in the Clinic? by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum   You’ve found a music therapist who will be a good fit, now it’s time to get to the details regarding delivery of services. Some music therapists are what we lo ... Read on »
3 Ways to Break Down Walls With Music by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The door slams shut. The hostile stare. The confusion. The silence. The frustration. We’ve all experienced the wall that can thrown up between two people that care a ... Read on »