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{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Be Flexible Rap & Other Social Skills Interventions

On Sundays I provide group music therapy services at Friendship Circle Miami. It's an amazing program, where neurotypical teens are paired with teens with autism and other special needs. Together, they participate in music therapy and recreational programs like sports, karate, cooking, art, and yoga. At the heart of the Friendship Circle program is the [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Be Flexible Rap & Other Social Skills Interventions2020-02-12T16:20:34+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials

I'm a paper planner person. Through and through. I love to color code, write notes, and keep everything neat and organized on a calendar that I can spread out in front of me and see as a whole. The same goes for reading. I don't use a Kindle - I love the smell and feel [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Organizing Your Music Therapy Materials2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

Rockin’ & Readin’ At The Library

In addition to the music therapy services and adapted lessons we offer to children and teens with special needs, there's another side of my business that I love: our developmental music classes. We've been working together with the Miami-Dade Public Library System since 2010 to offer these early childhood music classes at library branches throughout [...]

Rockin’ & Readin’ At The Library2020-01-28T15:39:17+00:00

High Hopes For The New Year

Last week I wrote a post that generated a lot of supportive comments. The post was about the new year and how I don't have any new, concrete goals for my business. I decided to take the pressure off myself to achieve more in my business and instead focus on being present as a mother [...]

High Hopes For The New Year2020-01-14T18:18:20+00:00

A New Year And No Goals

Happy 2020! The new year is upon us and it's time for a fresh start. I've enjoyed looking back at my past new year's posts and remembering the accomplishments of those years. But this year, to be honest, I didn't accomplish as much in my business as I had hoped. My two girls are young [...]

A New Year And No Goals2020-01-04T21:05:00+00:00

Hand Bells For The Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner (do you even need me to tell you that?) and our holiday sessions are in full swing! We're jingling bells, ho-ho-ho-ing on the kazoo, and playing Holiday Musical Pictionary. I recently started working at a preschool in Miami, where I provide music therapy for the 2-, 3-, and 4-year-old [...]

Hand Bells For The Holidays2019-12-12T16:19:13+00:00

Why Attending Conference is Critical

Two weeks ago I flew from the palm tree-lined streets of Miami to frigid, snowy Minneapolis for the National Music Therapy Conference. Although the temperature change was a bit of a shock, even for me who grew up in Pennsylvania (and has lived in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey), I am so glad I went. [...]

Why Attending Conference is Critical2019-12-04T14:21:46+00:00

A Pirate Creative Listening Experience for Middle School Students

The theme for Halloween this year at Children's Resources Educational Center (serving students PreK3 - Grade 5) is Pirates. I have to say, I'm a little excited about it. I love the soundtracks to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, so ever since I heard the theme idea, my mind has been coming up with [...]

A Pirate Creative Listening Experience for Middle School Students2019-10-22T13:00:22+00:00