Musical Preference. Is It Really That Important?

Musical preference. Is it really that important to consider? Last Sunday, one of my favorite groups started back in session: Friendship Circle. At Friendship Circle, I lead sessions for children, tweens and teens. Every year I learn all brand new songs based on the musical preferences of the clients in these groups. This year I was […]


It’s Fall Ya’ll: Apples, Apples, Everywhere!

It’s Fall Ya’ll! I just returned from a two week road trip with my husband and 15-month-old (she did great!) We drove from Miami, FL up to Fayetteville, NC, then to Silver Spring, MD, Rehoboth Beach, DE, Richmond, VA, and Hot Springs, NC (where there was no cell service or wifi; it was lovely!!). Then, […]


Where To Find the Most Current Research on ASD & Music Therapy

I’m not going to lie. When it comes to music therapy I get really excited about things like research and evidence-based practice. Yep, I do! So when I was browsing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) website and saw that the *updated* 2015 Fact Sheet on Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was available, I was […]


Groovy Guitar Strums To Add To Your Repertoire

I don’t know about you but I’m always looking for ways to improve the quality of the music I provide for my clients during my music therapy sessions. Whether it’s bringing in my primary instrument, the clarinet, or adding jazzy and funky auto accompaniments on the keyboard, I’m always looking to offer the best musical accompaniments […]


To Make Eye Contact or To Not Make Eye Contact

I am smack dab in the middle of moving. Our new house is only about 20 minutes away from where we used to live, but with a newly mobile 14-month-old, it has been quite the challenge! Despite having moving boxes everywhere and a missing charger cable for my computer, I just had get this blog post out. […]


A Smorgasbord of Services

I love the term “menu of services.” That’s probably because it reminds me of food. For the services we offer at Wholesome Harmonies, I think the term “smorgasbord of services” is a better fit, though. We offer a wide variety of music services for children and teens of all abilities and I think the term “smorgasbord” captures […]