Noticing the Little Things (and how my clarinet helped)

Yesterday, something happened in one of my sessions that stopped me in my tracks. Now I've been a music therapist for twelve years (!!), and very little surprises me at this point. But on this particular day, I was facilitating a localization exercise with my clarinet in the resource classroom for students with severe and profound [...]

Noticing the Little Things (and how my clarinet helped)2019-09-17T18:31:20+00:00


I returned home late Sunday night from the National Music Therapy Conference in St. Louis, MO. I had so much to tell my husband that I didn't fall asleep until midnight (which for someone who has had a rough go with sleep this past year that's saying a lot!) I had a wonderful time that [...]


Hurricane Irma + Julie Andrews

It feels like it has been quite a while since I've been in your inbox! The reason is a little thing you may have heard of called Hurricane Irma that was headed straight for Miami. I evacuated with my two girls last week while my husband, a firefighter/paramedic stayed behind to work. I'm glad to [...]

Hurricane Irma + Julie Andrews2019-09-11T15:42:26+00:00

St. Louis Here I Come!

Last week I registered for the National Music Therapy Conference in St. Louis, Missouri and I AM SO EXCITED!! I haven't been to a conference since 2013 when I was pregnant and I have been itching to go back ever since. Honestly, for me, waiting for conference is like waiting for Christmas. I get so [...]

St. Louis Here I Come!2017-08-02T15:09:57+00:00

These Are a Few of My Favorite Posts

I'll admit that today I was a little stumped for ideas about what to write in my weekly blog post. My husband and I are knee-deep in raising a vivacious toddler and feisty 8-month-old full time at home and sometimes it's hard for me to transition into "music therapy mode" when the kiddos lay down [...]

These Are a Few of My Favorite Posts2017-07-19T14:19:17+00:00

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

My Sound Birthing Experience (Part 2)

  Last week I got kind of personal with you. I shared some of my experiences going through the Sound Birthing Method while I was pregnant. The nightly relaxation sessions and singing sessions that are part of the Sound Birthing Method are some of my most cherished moments from that pregnancy. There were two other components of the [...]

My Sound Birthing Experience (Part 2)2017-01-24T20:59:42+00:00

My Sound Birthing Experience (Part 1)

Do you have a song that takes you right back to a specific moment in time? One that makes you feel "all the feels" as if you were there in that moment again? I do. It's "Home" by Phil Phillips. That was the song playing when my first daughter, B, entered the world. When I hear [...]

My Sound Birthing Experience (Part 1)2017-01-24T20:59:10+00:00

Let’s Go With the Flow

I'm the kind of person who writes everything down. I have lists for food shopping and"baby needs" shopping; I have to dos for my business and my website; I have post its for family and "hubby" reminders. You name it, I've got it written down. So it's no surprise that I'm very focused when it comes [...]

Let’s Go With the Flow2016-11-22T21:14:35+00:00

This Has Never Happened To Me Before

On Monday, I did something that I've never done before. I forgot my entire bag of instruments and props. All of it. Maracas, bells, scarves, stretchy band, letter cards, books, microphones, animal pictures, bubbles, kazoos, and a drum. Yep. In my private practice, I have a variety of music therapy sessions scheduled on Mondays with [...]

This Has Never Happened To Me Before2016-01-13T18:01:23+00:00