Design your own LP/CD (or mp3 icon) cover and booklet. This activity is great for assessment of individuals, to accomplish a variety of personal and clinical Goal/Objectives (see Categories), or as a creative collaborative, constructive group project.
Self-Expression Booklet: Suggested sections include name, picture and quote on the front, personal biography, favorite music, lyrics that are remembered, "track list" of favorites songs or lyrics, songs or lyrics that tell a personal story (e.g. struggle, coping, addiction, recovery, school bullying, depression, family memories, future goals, etc), favorite best friends as band mates, and "Thank You" acknowledgements for those people that inspired or influenced the participant.
Songwriting: Individuals may choose to compose their own complementary song lyrics, or groups can collaborate as a music therapy group band.
James E. Riley, MT-BC