16May
2018
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Three Keys to Engaging Children In (almost!) Any Music Therapy Activity

There is nothing more frustrating than when you’re leading a session, singing with enthusiasm, trying your hardest, and look out to see a group of children with…blank stares. No participation, they’re just sitting there. You’ve spent hours preparing, hours practicing, and…nada. Not a good feeling, am I right? During my twelve years working as a […]

17Aug
2016
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Let’s Gear Up For Back To School Time

The ink has barely dried on my Beach Themed blog posts and already I’m realizing people are posting first day of school pics of their kids. That can only mean one thing – it’s back to school time! Looks like it’s time to shift gears. I’m excited, though, because at the end of August I’ll be […]

20Jun
2016
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Friendship Circle Morning of Talent

Friendship Circle is one of my favorite programs to work with. It is an incredible organization that provides services for children and teens with autism, as well as the opportunity for them to make friends and work on social skills in a supportive environment. I work with Friendship Circle by providing group music therapy services for […]

05Apr
2016
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Favorite Resource for Addressing Academic Concepts (Part 2)

There are a ton of lesson and session planning resources out there for teachers and therapists who work with children. Just scroll through Pinterest and you’ll see the ideas out there are endless! One of the best resources I’ve found for creating visuals for my academic activities is a site called FileFolderFun.com. This site has free […]

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,” […]

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