20Jan
2016
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Intimidated by Using Improv as a Music Therapy Intervention? Try This.

I’ll admit firsthand that I’ve been a little hesitant to incorporate improvisation into my sessions. I never knew quite where to start or how to musically support my clients. Also, my clients (who are mostly on the autism spectrum) need a lot of structure, so I didn’t know how they would handle the “musical freedom,” […]

13Jan
2016
1

This Has Never Happened To Me Before

On Monday, I did something that I’ve never done before. I forgot my entire bag of instruments and props. All of it. Maracas, bells, scarves, stretchy band, letter cards, books, microphones, animal pictures, bubbles, kazoos, and a drum. Yep. In my private practice, I have a variety of music therapy sessions scheduled on Mondays with […]

06Jan
2016
0

Start Your New Year With Intention

Happy new year! This holiday season has truly been wonderful. It was full of family, friends, cooking, traveling, and music – all the things I love and cherish. With the holiday season coming to a close and the new year unfolding before  me, I wanted to be sure to take time to start the year right […]

11Nov
2015
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Four Key Components To My Music Therapy Sessions with Babies

Last week on the blog, I shared my favorite movement song to use in my sessions with babies. That inspired me to want to share with you today some of the key components I include in my music therapy sessions with babies and their caregivers. 1. The first, of course, is movement! Movement is so important […]