Adolescents

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Creativity & Self-Expression

2020-05-09T14:58:14+00:00

Earlier this week, I walked out of my virtual music therapy sessions glowing. The sessions had been great, the group of teens I worked with were totally engaged in our experiences, and it almost felt like there was no "online" barrier. I felt the same connection I feel when we're "in-person" together. It was pretty [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Creativity & Self-Expression2020-05-09T14:58:14+00:00

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Relaxation

2020-04-29T17:06:39+00:00

Since our usual morning rush has lightened up significantly now that we’re staying home, I started incorporating a new practice into my girls’ routine. Each morning, they choose a mindful card from our Mindful Kids pack. It’s a pack of 50 cards with mindful activities for kindness, focus, and calm. The activities are short and simple, [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Promote Relaxation2020-04-29T17:06:39+00:00

Virtual Music Therapy With School-Age Clients To Target Motor Goals

2020-04-28T17:08:08+00:00

Are you getting into the swing of these virtual music therapy sessions? I feel like it's exercising a whole new part of my brain and is stretching my creativity (which is something I really like). It took me a while to get the "wheels turning," but once they did, I found a whole new set [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With School-Age Clients To Target Motor Goals2020-04-28T17:08:08+00:00

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Target Social/Emotional Goals

2020-04-24T17:27:14+00:00

Have you been doing any virtual music therapy sessions? I've been doing virtual adapted lessons, but just had my first virtual music therapy session with a group of teens last week. I have to tell you - it was so good to see those faces on Zoom. I am really missing everyone, especially because we [...]

Virtual Music Therapy With Teens To Target Social/Emotional Goals2020-04-24T17:27:14+00:00

Tune In To Teens Open For Enrollment

2020-03-12T14:35:01+00:00

It's finally time: the doors for the Tune In To Teens E-Course are now open (but just for a short while)! This week only, March 9 - 13th, 2020, the course is open for enrollment (so everyone can progress through the course at the same time). Following that, the doors close and I don't really [...]

Tune In To Teens Open For Enrollment2020-03-12T14:35:01+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} The Bonus Features

2020-03-04T16:25:45+00:00

Over the past few weeks, I've given you a little sneak peak into the Tune In To Teens E-Course: how the course helps you with organizing all your music therapy materials, and teaches you social skills interventions (and raps!), motor skills interventions and how to make looped hip hop beats, and how to find music [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} The Bonus Features2020-03-04T16:25:45+00:00

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} The Music

2020-03-04T16:25:57+00:00

One question I'm asked more than any other is this: "What music should I use with my teen clients and students?" I get it, because it stumps me sometimes, too. First, it's hard to find songs that are: a) appropriate (lyrics and content-wise), b) able to be used therapeutically, and c) considered cool by your [...]

{TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} The Music2020-03-04T16:25:57+00:00

(TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Motor Skills & Rap Tracks

2020-02-18T17:54:38+00:00

We are movin' and groovin' right along into Week 3 of the Tune In To Teens spotlight series, where I give you a little peek into the E-Course. So far, we've spotlighted two features of Tune In To Teens - you'll learn how to organize ALL those music therapy materials and learn the Be Flexible Rap [...]

(TUNE IN TO TEENS SPOTLIGHT} Motor Skills & Rap Tracks2020-02-18T17:54:38+00:00

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

2020-02-12T16:20:34+00:00

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

2020-02-12T16:17:04+00:00

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