I don’t know about you, but when I’m learning new music therapy techniques, I love to see them IN ACTION.
It’s one thing to read about techniques in a book or hear about them in class, and it’s another to see them being implemented in an actual session with clients.
That’s why I created a Music Therapy in Action Page on my site (all shared with permission from the client families).
This page is for parents and administrators to see what music therapy could look like for their children or students.
And it’s for music therapists to get new ideas and see how they might implement techniques with their own clients and students.
I always get inspired and invigorated when I watch videos of music therapy in action.
On the Music Therapy in Action page, you can check out examples in the following areas (click on each picture below):
- An original song with gross motor MOVEMENT around the room to teach shapes (one of my faves!)
- An original song with MOVEMENT to teach -AT words
- An original song and colorful file folder activity to work on matching numeral to quantity
- A singable story about mixing colors
- And, two attention & perception techniques implemented in a fun, creative way
- Musical Sensory Orientation Training with the cabasa to provide tactile stimulation
- Several music therapy experiences to work on sensory integration (one with the therapy ball, one with paint brushes used during a singable story, one with the trampoline, and one with the gathering drum used for spinning) – all used for my clients on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorders
- How I use my primary instrument from college, the clarinet, to facilitate on gross motor movements
There’s plenty more to see on the Music Therapy in Action Page, so be sure to check it out and let me know which techniques you’ll be implementing this week!