Back To School Song: “This School Year Will Look a Little Different”

2020-08-17T18:28:16+00:00August 17th, 2020|

Regardless of whether your clients are doing homeschooling, distance learning, or in-person learning, we can all agree that this school year is going to look different than what we're used to. While sitting outside in the backyard watching my girls play and thinking about this, a song about this topic just came to me. [...]

Jazz Up Your Adapted Lessons With This Technique

2016-10-23T18:47:42+00:00September 7th, 2016|

In addition to offering music therapy services, another thing I love to do is offer adapted music lessons to children and teens with ASD. I've been teaching piano lessons to a teen and recently was starting to feel stuck with the lesson book. Plugging through it week after week was becoming a bit dry. Have you [...]

Presume Competence, Always.

2016-10-23T19:00:49+00:00June 29th, 2016|

"I felt very strongly about writing you today, to give a little extra insight on the disconnected links that were supposed to make my body and brain work together in harmony. But, they don't and that's okay." "My brain, which is much like yours, knows what it wants and how to make that clear. My body, [...]

Friendship Circle Morning of Talent

2016-06-20T18:06:13+00:00June 20th, 2016|

Friendship Circle is one of my favorite programs to work with. It is an incredible organization that provides services for children and teens with autism, as well as the opportunity for them to make friends and work on social skills in a supportive environment. I work with Friendship Circle by providing group music therapy services for [...]

To Make Eye Contact or To Not Make Eye Contact

2015-08-12T16:38:46+00:00August 12th, 2015|

I am smack dab in the middle of moving. Our new house is only about 20 minutes away from where we used to live, but with a newly mobile 14-month-old, it has been quite the challenge! Despite having moving boxes everywhere and a missing charger cable for my computer, I just had get this blog post out. [...]

Why I Count to 5 in My Head During Sessions

2015-07-15T12:43:55+00:00July 15th, 2015|

A few weeks ago I sent out a survey to my newsletter list and to readers of the blog to find out what topics they would most like to see covered in upcoming blog posts. The top responses were: #1 - session ideas for working with teens #2 - session ideas for working with children #3 - [...]

Why I Led This Music Therapy Session in the Dark

2015-04-08T17:13:14+00:00April 8th, 2015|

For the past three weeks a client of mine has come into our session room and turned off the light. He'll turn it off, then turn it on. Then he'll play with the dimmer and make the light brighter...then darker. Then he'll turn the light off again. Each time he did this I would respond by turning the light on and [...]

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 1)

2015-04-15T18:58:09+00:00January 21st, 2015|

Hey there! I hope you've had some time to poke around my website and check out the new design and new organization that will make things even easier to find (teen session ideas are all found here!) Today I'm starting a brand new video series that I'm really excited about! In this series I'll be [...]

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