Martine Bullard, MT-BC, NMT is Mind & Body Music Therapy, LLC's founder and owner. Martine graduated from East Carolina University in 1998 and obtained national board certification in 2000. She received advanced training in Neurologic Music Therapy in 2017, and is a current member of the Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy. She has over 20 years of experience as a music therapist working with older adults. M&BMT specializes in providing services for those living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias as well as Parkinsons disease, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Currently, Martine serves as the 1st Vice President of the Southeastern Region of the American Music Therapy Association (SER-AMTA) as well as being the Immediate Past-President of the Music Therapy Association of North Carolina (MTANC). She is an active member of the NC Music Therapy Task Force, and has played a role in advancing music therapy recognition as a licensed profession in NC. Viewed as an experienced leader in her field, Martine has spoken on behalf of music therapy at the NCNA Psych Retreat, presented at multiple SER-AMTA conferences, serves on the MTIML workgroup for AMTA, as well as provided training for continuing education events. In addition, her company has served as a university affiliated internship site - partnering with Queens University in Charlotte. She provides mentorship for both high school and university students throughout the state who are interested in the field of music therapy. A North Carolina native, Martine lives in Fuquay-Varina with her husband and their two children.
American Music Therapy Association (AMTA)
Southeast Region of American Music Therapy Association (SER-AMTA)
Music Therapy Association of North Carolina
1st Vice President of SER-AMTA
Immediate Past-President of MTANC
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How does music therapy work?
An individual or group assessment is performed by the music therapist where clinical goals are determined, and a treatment plan is then designed. Ongoing evaluation and documentation of the client's progress is regularly kept by the music therapist. A typical music therapy session will involve active music making on the part of both the MT and the client. The overall structure of the MT session will be dependent on the client and their specific needs and goals.
Do I have to be a musician, or have musical skills to get music therapy?
No. You do not need to have any musical skills to participate in, or to benefit from music therapy.
How/where do I begin?
The music therapist requires a referral for services (this can be done by a medical provider, family member or the individual themselves) by contacting the MT directly. Once a referral has been received, the music therapist is able to proceed with an initial assessment.
How much does it cost?
Mind & Body Music Therapy, LLC currently charges $85/hr. for both individual and group sessions.
What does MT-BC stand for?
Music Therapist - Board Certified. Every music therapist must successfully pass the board certification exam upon completion of their academic and clinical training. CBMT is the only organization to certify music therapists to practice music therapy nationally. Its MT-BC program has been fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) since 1986. Music therapists must re-certify every five years with a minimum of 100 hours of continuing education credits in order to maintain their professional credentials. This is to ensure that service recipients are receiving the highest quality of services by their providers.