Welcome! As the last of five kids in a music-loving family, I have to say it’s been a non-stop musical journey to my current dream project of making music personal as director of “Music Does It!”
I LOVE doing what I do! “What IS that?” you may ask.
OK. I find persons with mental and/or physical issues like Autism, Dementia and more. I design an EXPERIENCE strategy. Yes, it takes lots of patience, compassion and understanding. Yes, it takes a specialized knowledge or the right musical elements I apply in line with prescribed non-musical goals. Done correctly, a progress experience happens. I celebrate personal progress with families or attending staff, when potential, previously “hidden” skills and abilities are experienced in activities I create and lead. That’s IT!
“How do I DO this?” you may ask? Using a life long love and working knowledge of creative music-making combined with a vast amount of experience since first becoming a Registered Music Therapist in 1972. (having graduated from UW-Eau Claire with full time six months internship at Kalamazoo, MI State Hospital). Using experiences like working as a Music Therapist full time in settings including psych hospitals, youth homes & skilled nursing facilities. Using consulting experience for community programs & adult day programs.
When RESULTS matter most, will you contact me?. I can’t wait for the pleasure or putting my experiences to work for YOU! Seeing what happens when “Music Does It!
Thanks for your interest,
Bob Kuchenmeister BM-T