I’m baaaaack!! For the past two weeks I’ve been on hiatus from blogging because I’ve been traveling for the holidays. My sweetie and I covered 5 states (VA, WV, MD, PA, & NY) in 12 days to see both of our families. It was WONDERFUL, but I am so happy to be back to my blogging!

I can’t believe 2011 is already coming to a close! This year has been a turning point in my music therapy career. In July, I launched my website and first started blogging. What an adventure it has been! The best part is being able to connect with other music therapists in this awesome online community.

To pay tribute to 2011 and ring in 2012, I’d like to share with you my top 10 favorite blog posts of the year. I hope you’ll read over  some old favorites and find some new ones to give you inspiration to make 2012 an amazing year!

1. Guess the Weather

          * A popular activity I use with my adolescent group at the Friendship Circle

2. Welcoming New Families

          * Welcome packet ideas for new families when you’re running a private practice

3. Showtime! Our Halloween Musical Debut

           * One of my all-time favorite events at UCP – our Halloween Musical, “In the Woods”

4. Favorite Resources for Addressing…Occupational Therapy Goals

         * Resources for Music/Occupational Therapy Co-treatments

5. Groovy Guitar Strums Part 1…and Part 2

         * Ideas to spice up your guitar playing!

6. The Music Therapy Show with Janice Harris

          * My radio interview with Janice Harris on The Music Therapy Show

7. Sense-ational Activities ~ “Roll the Cabasa

         * Video of a sensory activity utilizing the cabasa for tactile stimulation (and a catchy tune to boot!)

8. Rockin’ and Readin’ at the Library

          * Information about my “gig” providing music therapy sessions at the library

9. Extra! Extra! Read All About It!

          * My guest blog post for Music Therapy Maven on tips for shining throughout the internship application process

10. UCP Holiday Spectacular 

         * Ideas from our holiday show at UCP

What a fabulous year 2011 has been. Here’s hoping that your 2012 is filled with music, love, creativity, productivity, and fun!  Happy New Year to all!!