Ideas For Going Virtual With Music Lessons

2020-04-24T17:48:51+00:00March 23rd, 2020|

My family is on Day 12 of self-quarantining and it has been...interesting. We are slowly getting our bearings and figuring out this homeschool/work from home/teach from home life. If you're a music therapist or music teacher who has suddenly shifted from in-person services to virtual services, I have some tips for you. In this post [...]

Incorporate This One Thing Into Your Adapted Lessons and Watch What Happens

2019-07-18T16:05:36+00:00January 21st, 2019|

Wholesome Harmonies has grown in leaps and bounds since I started seeing my first private client way back in 2007. I started as a solo practitioner providing solely individual music therapy services. From there, I expanded to group music therapy services, developmental music classes at local libraries and adapted music lessons. Currently, about half of [...]

Ukulele, Ukulele, Strum Strum Strum

2018-07-21T00:07:48+00:00May 29th, 2018|

Playing the ukulele makes me happy. It reminds me of summertime and being at the beach. Do you get that same feeling when you play? Recently, I started ukulele lessons with a three-year-old. It's been fun to come up with a short lesson structure for this age group, and the lessons have been going very well. [...]

A Few Creative Adaptations for Your Lessons

2017-03-15T14:53:07+00:00February 28th, 2017|

When I first started Wholesome Harmonies, I envisioned my business solely providing music therapy services. (In fact, my business name used to be Wholesome Harmonies Music Therapy). As the years have gone by, though, I've received more and more requests from parents looking for someone to teach music lessons to their child with special needs. But they [...]

Why I Use a Keyboard (not a piano!) For Adapted Lessons

2017-02-21T20:20:47+00:00February 21st, 2017|

In addition to offering music therapy, another service we provide at Wholesome Harmonies is adapted music lessons. Whereas in music therapy our goal is something non-musical (like increasing attention or improving articulation), with adapted music lessons our goal is musical - for students to acquire skills to learn an instrument. The benefits of having a board [...]

Creative Adaptations for Teaching Piano to those With Special Learning Needs

2015-04-09T17:23:56+00:00January 9th, 2013|

In addition to my music therapy sessions I have the absolute privilege of teaching adapted piano and guitar lessons to children and teens with special needs and different learning styles. People often ask - what does "adapted" lessons mean? Great question. It means I provide adaptations and alternate ways for my clients or students to learn [...]

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