Over the past few weeks, I’ve given you a little sneak peak into the Tune In To Teens E-Course: how the course helps you with organizing all your music therapy materials, and teaches you social skills interventions (and raps!), motor skills interventions and how to make looped hip hop beats, and how to find music that is appropriate and engaging for teens.

(Just to name a few things!)

This course is one of the offerings that I am most proud of.

I put my whole heart into making this course – packing it with great information that’s presented in a way that’s clear and organized, but not overwhelming. Making it accessible and easy to work through. And of course, being available to participants through the course forum and via email.

Hearing positive stories from participants who’ve taken action and implemented the ideas makes me so happy I could jump for joy.

Kelli Hughes is an elementary general music teacher with 35 years of experience. Last year she was assigned three special ed junior high groups and felt completely overwhelmed. She said “I certainly was not prepared for the groups I received this year and had no idea where to begin. Thank you for your course and blog. They are helping me tremendously. Believe me, I wouldn’t have made it through these first three months without you! I would be floundering even more without your course. I just now feel like I’m starting to get my footing because I had no idea what expect and no idea where to start. Thank you for everything.”

Tamara Burdge, a school psychologist in Central NJ, emailed me to say “I really enjoyed the course and am utilizing many elements already in a variety of settings. The feature I enjoyed most about the course was the provision of clear, yet simple, activities to implement right away despite my background. The course was very thorough and detailed I can’t say how it would be better.”

Tamara also mentioned to me that she enjoyed the bonus features of the course.

In addition to having access to the E-Course and earning 5 continuing ed credits, here’s a sampling of the bonuses that course participants receive:

Creativity Worksheets to go along with each chapter. I want to make sure you don’t just watch the videos and put the information away in a folder, never to be seen again. These Creativity Worksheets help you take action by brainstorming song and session ideas for your unique clients.

Pop Song Bonuses are by far my favorite to create. Course participants have access to Pop Song Bonuses from 2016 to present. These bonuses show you how to use current pop songs (think songs by Lizzo, Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello, and Lil Nas X) in a therapeutic manner. These bonus PDFs also give creative prompts for how you can insert your clients’ preferred music into the musical experiences that are shared.

Pop Song Hot List that’s updated every six months. This is a list of more than 100 songs that are popular with teens right now. It will save you hours of time browsing the web and watching YouTube videos to find songs to use in your sessions. (I can verify that it does in fact take hours!)

GarageBand Tutorials (that were very recently updated!) so you can learn how to create looped hip hop beats on a Mac or iPad. These looped beats can be used in a variety of musical experiences, like movement interventions, instrument jams, and rapping.

MP3s and Sheet Music for all the original songs in the course, PLUS a bonus rap track that you’ll learn how to use in a variety of ways. You’ll also receive sheet music for all the original songs in the course, so learning and implementing them is a breeze.

Video Demonstrations so you can easily see what the interventions look and sound like in action. You’ll also learn one of my favorite new guitar strums. It’s upbeat and instantly makes your songs sound cool.

Session Videos so you can have a peak into what the techniques look like in action with clients. All videos with clients are used with permission.

Private Facebook Group to ensure all your questions are answered and to encourage you to action. I share lots of new session ideas in this group and keep the Pop Song Hot List updated so course participants can access it at any time. And, I’m available to answer any questions you have as you go through the course and implement the ideas with your unique clients.

Are you ready to jump in?

The doors open for Tune In To Teens next Monday, March 9th (happy dance!)

Join the waitlist by entering your name and email below, so you don’t miss the memo about when the doors open (and close again). You’ll hear about special discounts and promotions for the E-Course, and how you can access free bonus material.

When you join the wait list, you’ll get this freebie right away: Yo’ Guide To Rapping With Confidence. A step-by-step procedure for how to create meaningful raps with your teen clients and students.

More than 100 music therapists, educators, and professionals have taken the E-Course and successfully put the ideas into use in their sessions and classrooms.

Yuriko Urushibata, MT-BC said this about the course: “I enjoyed learning various interventions for each of the domains. It was so organized, easy to follow, and I was able to apply some of the ideas in my sessions right away. I would definitely recommend this course to music therapists, especially working with teens. There’s lots of ideas and resources presented in the course that you can use in your sessions right away. Even if you don’t work with teens, you still get a lot of creative ideas that can be adapted to other population (i.e. the use of garage band, relaxation, using various genres of music etc.)

If you’re interested in learning more about the E-Course, be sure to hop on the wait list now!