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Calling All Florida Music Therapists

2024-02-14T16:02:53+00:00February 7th, 2024|

Wholesome Harmonies began way back in 2006 when I started seeing one private client after work at my full time job at United Community Options of Miami. Soon after, I received more calls and more referrals for private services from my alma mater, University of Miami (UM). Parents would call the music therapy program director [...]

The Tune In To Teens and Attention & Perception E-Courses are going away

2024-01-15T15:40:10+00:00January 14th, 2024|

The Tune In To Teens and Attention & Perception E-Courses will soon be going on hiatus for the foreseeable future. It makes me a little sad to say that. These have been passion projects for me - putting my knowledge and passion about music therapy with tweens and teens into these E-Courses, hearing your positive feedback and [...]

Simple Ways to Incorporate Rap & Hip Hop Into Your Music Therapy Sessions With Teens

2024-01-05T15:44:14+00:00January 5th, 2024|

Whenever I survey my clients about their favorite singers, I inevitably hear names like Drake, Future, Travis Scott, and Bad Bunny. I'll be honest though, most of the time I have to Google these rappers so I can be up to speed on who they are. But since I know that rap and hip hop [...]

Giving Individuals with Disabilities the Opportunity to Perform and SHINE

2023-12-08T20:46:38+00:00December 8th, 2023|

Today I want to write about something that has been a passion of mine for quite some time - giving individuals with autism and related disabilities the opportunity to perform and SHINE. This is top of mind because I've been rehearsing for a holiday program with the preschoolers at Amazing Kids Club, an awesome therapeutic [...]

Winter Session Ideas for Middle & High School Students

2023-12-01T15:59:01+00:00November 30th, 2023|

The temperature is dropping here in Pennsylvania, Thanksgiving is behind us, and I am ready to bust out ALL the winter musical experiences in my sessions. I'm thinking creative movement, freeze dancing (of course), and creative listening to winter-themed classical music. If you're feeling inspired by the drop in temperature too, but need a little [...]

Music Therapy in ACTION – The Finale!

2023-10-11T16:06:24+00:00October 11th, 2023|

Today we are wrapping up the Music Therapy in Action series with some of my most favorite videos - our Special Performances and Events! I worked for seven years at United Community Options of Miami, facilitating music therapy for children with autism and related disabilities. During that time, my interns and I prepared many different [...]

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