Over the past few weeks, I’ve shared some posts that’ve hopefully boosted your creativity if you work with school-age clients or teens.
In this post, I showed how to therapeutically use songs that don’t appear (at first) to have therapeutic value.
And here, I shared how I keep things age appropriate (and cool!) when working with teens.
If you want even more material on how to create engaging musical experiences for your teen clients (and earn some CMTEs!), mark your calendar for May 30th.
From May 30 – June 3, the Tune In To Teens E-Course will be open for enrollment at a discounted rate and with some additional bonus material.
Today, I’d like to share with you a few pop songs that have been great for movement activities with my school-age and teen clients.
This is a great example of how we can use a client preferred song that may not be an ideal candidate for song discussion or lyric analysis.
Over the past few months, my clients and I have gotten up out of our seats and boogied to:
“Cool” by Jonas Brothers
“Take My Breath” and “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
“AOK” by Tai Verdes
“Love On Top” by Beyoncé
“RITMO” by Black Eyed Peas and J Blavin
“Keep Your Head Up” by Andy Grammer
“What Else Can I Do?” from Encanto
“Surface Pressure” from Encanto
Sometimes the students follow movement patterns – one pattern for the chorus and another for the verse.
Sometimes each group member chooses a movement and the rest of the group follows it.
And sometimes, we just dance…freestyle!
Pull up these songs and have a listen – your clients may enjoy them as well.
And, if you’re interested in joining the Tune In To Teens E-Course, hop on the waiting list here:
You’ll receive updates on when the doors for enrollment are open, how to access a discounted rate, and a FREEBIE: Yo’ Guide to Rapping With Confidence.
Can’t wait to see you over in the course!
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