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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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Bringing Music Into Your Home: Music Therapy Consultant by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Not everyone has access to a music therapist. Distance can too far to travel for frequent therapy sessions, or financial issues can prohibit access. So what if the music ... Read on »
How Music Therapists Can Help Community Music by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Community Choir. Local Orchestra. Garage Band. Church Choir. These are all possible avenues that music can be made as a part of the community. As musicians, many mus ... Read on »
Drumming Brings Wellness Wherever It Goes by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Imagine a room full of people. They all work together, but other than the few office friendships that stray outside of work, they don’t know each other all that well. No ... Read on »
How to Help Make Music Therapy Available To All by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum It’s likely that you or someone you know has benefited from Music Therapy. You may not have been aware that it was music therapy, or that you and your loved ones could b ... Read on »
A New Years Indulgence by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Words cannot begin to describe 2011. With the opening of each new year, I clear my head and envision my hopes and dreams. Doing that in December of 2010 was difficult. ... Read on »
4 Ways I’ve Combated Holiday Stress in 2011 by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Hanukkah has begun and it is just a few more days until Christmas. As a result, all of my social media feeds are filled with laments of shopping lines, scrambles to wrap ... Read on »
Expanding Your Rhythm Band On A Budget: Holiday Version by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Raise your hand if you are still working on your holiday shopping! Raise. Raise your hand if you didn’t buy ANY holiday gifts before last week! Raise. ... Read on »
Identity Crisis Averted by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Having the opportunity to hear someone you admire speak is awesome. Having that person speak to your very soul is flooring. That’s how I felt when I got to ... Read on »
AMTA 2011 Conference Recap Part Two: Opportunities by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Last week’s American Music Therapy Association’s National Conference Recap focused on the people I had the pleasure of meeting and interacting with. Today’s post is goin ... Read on »
AMTA 2011 Conference Recap Part One: People by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Heart touching. Amazing. Phenomenal. Unreal. Stupendous. Energizing. Exhausting. Exciting. Indescribable.   I typically think of myself as someone ... Read on »
What I Am Doing At Conference by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum You may remember my post a few weeks ago about how grateful I am for the opportunity to attend my first ever national conference of the American Music Therapy Assoc ... Read on »
Your Q’s About Music Therapy: Answered by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Yesterday morning, I thought to ask my Columbia area twitter followers and facebook friends for their questions about music therapy. I didn’t get a huge response, but ... Read on »
On Gratitude and Opportunities by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I am extremely fortunate. I’m fortunate and grateful for many things in my life, but lately I’ve been thinking about the amazing support I have in my profession. ... Read on »
License to Hum: Holiday Tunes by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum “Is it too early for Christmas music?” “Dear artists who release holiday albums today: I HATE YOU” “I’m downloading this Christmas album, when is it approp ... Read on »
Grandpa Sang The Song! Now Four Other Things Your Music Therapist Can Do by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The public’s knowledge of music therapy has grown leaps and bounds! Now, when I mention my work with adults with dementia, I am asked if I get the client to sing along t ... Read on »
I Am Not Perfect by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Being a therapist does not make me perfect. In fact, the thought that I should be immune to the difficulties of every day life makes me laugh frequently. And yes, I’ve ... Read on »
Typical? Diverse? What It Means In Music by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Image by all that improbable blue via Flickr If you’re in the autism community long enough, you start to recognize some of the buzz words. Neurotypical and Autis ... Read on »
3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting Music Therapy or Lessons by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The cat is out of the bag: I teach lessons in addition to my work as a music therapist. Currently, I teach piano and guitar to a variety of students who amaze me eac ... Read on »
The Little Boy Who Shared by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Once upon a time, there was a little boy. He was a very smart and nice little boy and liked to make jokes and hear people laugh. In addition to his intellect and per ... Read on »
Words Are Scary by KeyChangesMTS Health MavenFacebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Words don’t cut it. As someone who writes a good bit, it takes a lot of guts for me to say it, but it’s the truth: Words don’t cut it. This is one of the r ... Read on »