24May
2017
0

The Second-Most Versatile Instrument In My Bag

Rhythm sticks are quickly becoming my favorite instrument. Why? They’re incredibly versatile (just like this instrument is!), They’re appropriate for a wide range of ages, They can be used to address goals in a variety of domains, And, they’re multi sensory. The multisensory component is my favorite part because the majority of the individuals I […]

05Apr
2017
2

Enliven Your Instrument Activities With This Technique

I’ve been working at Children’s Resources Educational Center since August of last year and am loving my time there. I have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of students. One of my favorite classes at Children’s Resources is for children with severe/profound intellectual disability and physical disabilities. Many of the students in the class […]

25Sep
2013
0

Music Therapy with the Park Optimists

This is a special guest post brought to you by Claire Gentry, MT-BC. Claire is a board-certified music therapist and works as a subcontractor for Wholesome Harmonies. She provides many of our in-home services for children and teens with special needs. Claire also facilitates music therapy for Friendship Circle of Miami Beach/Bal Harbor, Rockin’ and […]

13Mar
2013
14

Drumming By Number

As I type this post Steve and I are about 3 weeks away from our wedding day! I could not be more excited! Thank you to everyone who replied or commented on my Here Comes the Bride Post with fun song suggestions for our reception. We have lots of great songs to choose from – let […]

02May
2012
1

Sing Your Heart Out: Play Along with Me

Sing your heart out week continues!! Here is a song I use during my instrument playing activities, particularly those involving the xylophone and glockenspiel. I take out the ‘B’ and ‘F’ bars and the song fits perfectly. Also, the song lyrics can be individualized for different children using different instruments, for example “Danny plays the drum!” […]

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