Sprouting Melodies Training – June 2023


The Sprouting Melodies® program offers music therapists a chance to use your education, skills and experience to bring the best possible early childhood music experience to families in your community. Learn how to recognize early childhood musical responses and how responses function in the overall development of the child.

  • Earn 23 Continuing Education Credits
  • Trainings are offered both Live and Online
  • Journey with an intimate group of Board Certified Music Therapists
  • Become a member of the Raising Harmony™ Community


This course begins June 14, 2023 and runs for 10 weeks.

Sprouting Melodies® training will give you an extensive background in planning for, creating and presenting music that is developmentally appropriate as well as engaging and motivating for children as well as families. A core repertoire of quality interventions and songs will be available through Sprouting Melodies® in order to help you design session plans. There will also be support and guidance if you choose to create unique musical material.

Online Training
The Sprouting Melodies® Online Trainings are offered throughout the year.  The weekly trainings are accessed via the Community Login from the Raising Harmony™ website. Each weekly session includes recorded presentations and self-guided assignments, supported with student and teacher forums. All participants will also be invited to a Live Zoom Call with Meredith and Beth to complement all that you are learning in the course! And don’t worry! If you can’t join the Zoom Call live, you will be able to watch a recording later.

Learning Objectives

  • Participants will list and describe 10 musical responses typical in early childhood (BCD 2020 / II. B. 3. c.).
  • Participants will learn and describe 5 key criteria for selecting developmentally appropriate music for therapeutic use in early childhood (BCD 2020 / II. D. 2. c.).
  • Participants will identify and discuss principles and strategies of the Sprouting Melodies program (BCD 2020 / II. D. 10.).
  • Participants will identify 3 ways to advocate for the profession of music therapy as a Sprouting Melodies Provider (BCD 2020 / V. B. 18.).

Updated 5/2023

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