06Jan
2016
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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 […]

14Oct
2015
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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 […]

30Sep
2015
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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, […]

14Sep
2015
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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 […]