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Piedmont Music Therapy

Piedmont Music Therapy

Piedmont Music Therapy is a private practice established to support individuals’ health and wellness through music therapy and music in Greater Charlotte – we connect, play & grow. A team of board certified music therapists with a combined total of over 42 years of clinical training working with

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Musical Me: Staff Development


Program Description

This staff development seminar is aimed to support school or organization staff in learning more about themselves through the arts. Tips on promoting health and wellness will be incorporated as the safety of children rests in the caring instruction of competent staff. Musical games will be used to practice communication styles and learn more about improving communications with fellow staff and


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Program Detail

Program type: Professional Development
Artistic Discipline: Dance, Multi-discipline, Music, Theater, Visual Arts
Cultural Origin: Multicultural
Subject: Literacy, Math, Music, Technology, Theatre Arts
Population Served Teachers
Bilingual: No
Available dates:

 Flexible, contact PMT to pair staff availability.

Available times:

1 – 3 hours

Space / technical requirements:

Any space with air conditioning, electrical outlet access and WiFi connection.


At the school or program site. PMT Staff travels to bring mobile instruction. PMT Clinic off Westinghouse Boulevard may be available if necessary for smaller class size of 8 teachers or less.

Virtual is possible as well for a safety accommodation.

Fees / Ticketing:

$300 – 900 depending upon length of Staff Development Event

Materials and Supplies: $100 (if in-person event)

Total: $300 – 1000 (depending upon number of staff for an in-person event).


Range: $251-500


NC Standard Course of Study:

Speaking & Listening: SL1: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case we will be making music and role playing various roles). Language: L3: Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively (in our case analyzing song lyrics from pop and other genres relevant to students’ interests). Speaking & Listening: SL3: Evaluate a speaker’s point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric (in our case working on boundaries and empathy of students and staff with differing perspectives and backgrounds through musical scenarios).

NC Essential Standards:

P.SE.3 Use communication strategies effectively for a variety of purposes and audiences (in our case role play through music making exercises with attendees). Essential Standard: P.SE.2 Understand the relationship between self and others in the broader world (in our case recognize the power differential with students and staff). Essential Standard: P.SE.1 Understand the meaning and importance of personal responsibility and self-awareness (in our case encourage self-assessment of staff’s healthy boundaries and self-care techniques). NCTeacher Evaluation Criteria (NCEES): Standard II: Teachers Establish a Respectful Environment for a Diverse Population of Students, Standard V: Teachers Reflect on Their Practice and Standard VI: Teachers Contribute to the Academic Success of Student.


Conducts educational programming for 2 or more years: Yes
Performs criminal background checks on staff with youth contact: Yes
Maintains general liability insurance (Individuals and organizations listed in this Directory can provide proof of insurance upon request. ASC does not hold copies of current documentation for providers): Yes
Three letters of recommendation / references available: Yes
Provides study guides for teachers and or students: Yes
Connects to State and or Common Core Curriculum Standards: Yes
Provides tools to assess student learning (workshops and residencies): Yes
Conducts ongoing assessments of program quality: Yes


Katie Goodwin, Preschool Director
St Johns United Methodist Church – Rock Hill
Amy Firth, Program Director & Admissions
Philips Academy-Charlotte, NC
Meg S. Johnson, MM, MT-BC
Music Therapy Program and Clinical Coordinator
Senior Instructor of Music Therapy
Queens University of Charlotte

Cancellation Policy

The workshop date may not be rescheduled in the event of a last minute request to rearrange scheduling. If a workshop is cancelled without make-up available then 50% of workshop meeting cost is still due to PMT. If PMT Staff is ill then arrangements will be made to hopefully provide coverage by another PMT Staff Member. If not, then club will have make-up date. Failure to give 24-hour notice as outlined above will result in a “No Show” fee being added to your account. Your instructor will wait at least ten minutes after the scheduled workshop time, before declaring the meeting a “no show.”