Music Therapists Sharing Favourite Apps

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At our annual MTABC (Music Therapy Association of BC) business meeting I was struck by something that one of the presenters said.  “We need to focus on abundance and less on lack," she said.  Those words have stayed with me all week.

I was there to present my favourite iPad apps and how they can be very helpful tools to music therapists. There truly is an abundance of great apps helpful for music therapists, and some of these are even free. I was happy to share my favorites, and to explain why I found them to be so useful. 

I'd like to continue sharing the abundance of these great tools, so I thought I'd post my favorites here too. I invited all music therapists in attendance to post their favorites as well. That way everyone benefits!

Here is a list of our favourite apps for music therapists from MTABC. Many of these apps can be used across multiple populations. I have done my best to put them in categories according to appropriate population benefit.

Enjoy!

Multiple Populations:

iGuitar 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/iguitar/id443419246?mt=8

iAutoharp 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iautoharp/id304091719?mt=8

Noteshelf 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/noteshelf/id392188745?mt=8

Celtic Harp 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/celtic-harp/id371900975?mt=8

Accordeon 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/accordeon/id364741802?mt=8

Virtuoso 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/virtuoso-piano-free-3/id391994966?mt=8

Garageband 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/garageband/id408709785?mt=8

Recorder HD 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/recorder-hd/id364613376?mt=8

History of Rock 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/history-of-rock/id468650707?mt=8

History of Jazz 

 https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/history-jazz-interactive-timeline/id411521458?mt=8

Small Talk Phonemes

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smalltalk-phonemes/id384170714?mt=8

Adults:  Mental Health, Brain Injury, Geriatrics and 
Speech and Language

Trivia Tunes

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/trivia-tunes-music-quiz-radio/id407757286?mt=8

3D Brain 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/3d-brain/id331399332?mt=8

Small Talk Dysphagia 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smalltalk-dysphagia/id337184701?mt=8

Small Talk Oral Motor 

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/smalltalk-oral-motor-exercises/id337145605?mt=8

Toddlers:

Baby Chords 

https://itunes.apple.com/ne/app/baby-chords-lite/id408506566?mt=8

Piano Pals 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/piano-pals/id395388472?mt=8

Children/Teens:

Songify – Turn Speech Into Music 

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/songify/id438735719?mt=8

iXylophone

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ixylophone-lite-play-along/id329934119?mt=8

Dust Buster

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/piano-dust-buster-song-game/id502356539?mt=8

Wild Chords

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/wildchords/id453707538?mt=8

Pic Card Maker

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/picture-card-maker-for-communication/id419089000?mt=8

Endless ABC

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/endless-alphabet/id591626572?mt=8

Vid Rhythm

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vidrhythm/id457548851?mt=8

Harmonizer

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/harmonizer/id393762975?mt=8

Magic Piano

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/magic-piano/id421254504?mt=8

Falling Stars

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/falling-stars-by-trident-vitality/id439921044?mt=8

Glee Karaoke

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/glee-karaoke/id360736774?mt=8

Beatwave

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/glee-karaoke/id360736774?mt=8

Music Therapists: Helpful Tools

Turboscan – quickly scan multi page documents into high-quality PDFs

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/turboscan-quickly-scan-multipage/id342548956?mt=8

DeepDish GigBook – Organizing all your songs

https://itunes.apple.com/en/app/deepdish-gigbook/id373676401?mt=8

Capo

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/capo/id386963803?mt=8

iReal b – Music Book and Play along

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ireal-b-music-book-play-along/id298206806?mt=8

NoteStar

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/notestar/id474599224?mt=8