21Feb
2018
4

Noticing the Little Things (and how my clarinet helped)

Yesterday, something happened in one of my sessions that stopped me in my tracks. Now I’ve been a music therapist for twelve years (!!), and very little surprises me at this point. But on this particular day, I was facilitating a localization exercise with my clarinet in the resource classroom for students with severe and profound […]

07Feb
2018
0

How to Make the Nutcracker Cool

I’ve been on a session planning kick lately. Even though I have almost thirteen years (!!) of session plans saved up I still love coming up with new ideas, writing new songs and thinking of more creative ways to help my clients meet their goals. Lately, my three-year-old daughter has been on a Nutcracker kick. She’s […]

22Nov
2017
0

#AMTA17

I returned home late Sunday night from the National Music Therapy Conference in St. Louis, MO. I had so much to tell my husband that I didn’t fall asleep until midnight (which for someone who has had a rough go with sleep this past year that’s saying a lot!) I had a wonderful time that […]

22Oct
2017
0

Halloween Rhythm Repeat {for tweens & teens}

Halloween is right around the corner! I’ve been using The Costume Rap in my sessions this month and it’s been a hit. I use this musical experience to work on verbal and non-verbal communication skills with my tween and teen clients. Many of you have mentioned that it’s tough to come up with musical experiences for […]

13Sep
2017
1

Hurricane Irma + Julie Andrews

It feels like it has been quite a while since I’ve been in your inbox! The reason is a little thing you may have heard of called Hurricane Irma that was headed straight for Miami. I evacuated with my two girls last week while my husband, a firefighter/paramedic stayed behind to work. I’m glad to […]

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