Clinical Practice

Why Vulnerability is Critical When You’re a Music Therapist

In last week's blog post, I shared about a musical experience I facilitated where clients were prompted to create and perform their own rap. I also let you in on a little secret. I created and performed my own rap along with the clients and was so nervous that it caught me completely off guard! My [...]

Why Vulnerability is Critical When You’re a Music Therapist2017-06-14T15:09:14+00:00

Why I Led This Music Therapy Session in the Dark

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 [...]

Why I Led This Music Therapy Session in the Dark2015-04-08T17:13:14+00:00

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 2)

We're back with the second installment of the video series on my Session Faves! Click here to watch the first video & I'd love to hear in the comments if you use this one too! Now on to session fave #2 ~ it is my FAVORITE tool that not only enhances the musical quality of my [...]

NEW Video Series ~ Session Faves (Part 2)2015-04-15T18:57:57+00:00

Come Together…Right Now

Things are cooling off here in Miami and it's beginning to feel a lot like....spring? With temperatures in the 70s it's hard to believe we're gearing up for the holidays, but we are and I can't wait! Things have been moving full speed ahead here at Wholesome Harmonies! We've been adding new music therapy clients [...]

Come Together…Right Now2015-01-09T02:08:33+00:00

Why Silence Can Be More Powerful Than Sound

As music therapists we are skilled at using various musical elements to systematically help us achieve or bring about a desired behavior. In my work with children with autism and other special needs, I use the V7 chord to build anticipation and prompt a verbal response. ("It's a....it's a.....dog!") I use a 6/8 meter to [...]

Why Silence Can Be More Powerful Than Sound2015-01-09T03:08:41+00:00