Grab a Free Musical Jeopardy Template

2019-02-20T15:49:54+00:00February 28th, 2018|

One of the most classic music therapy interventions is Musical Jeopardy. It's familiar, inviting, engaging and fun. Perfect for a practicum student, intern or seasoned clinician to facilitate. Every year I come up with a new version of this game and use it as I'm getting to know my new groups and clients, and assess [...]

How to Make the Nutcracker Cool

2019-12-18T17:00:09+00:00February 7th, 2018|

I've been on a session planning kick lately. Even though I have almost thirteen years (!!) of session plans saved up I still love coming up with new ideas, writing new songs and thinking of more creative ways to help my clients meet their goals. Lately, my three-year-old daughter has been really into the Nutcracker. She's [...]

More With Moana – Session Ideas for Attention Goals

2021-06-12T20:24:01+00:00July 12th, 2017|

Did you have a chance to try out any of the Moana-themed session ideas I shared in last week's blog post? If not, check out the post to see how you can use rainbow bells and the song "How Far I'll Go" to address attention goals. As I was brainstorming more ways to use "How [...]

I Know I Can…Rap

2019-05-16T18:59:33+00:00June 6th, 2017|

If you've been following the WH blog for the past few years you know that I love to incorporate rapping into my sessions with tween and teen clients. I use rapping to help clients explore their emotions, increase communication skills, and facilitate self-expression. It can be as simple as giving a prompt or sentence starter, providing a [...]

The Second-Most Versatile Instrument In My Bag

2017-05-25T14:11:25+00:00May 24th, 2017|

Rhythm sticks are quickly becoming my favorite instrument. Why? They're incredibly versatile (just like this instrument is!), They're appropriate for a wide range of ages, They can be used to address goals in a variety of domains, And, they're multi sensory. The multisensory component is my favorite part because the majority of the individuals I [...]

Two Piggyback Songs to Promote Language Development

2017-04-18T23:48:57+00:00April 18th, 2017|

Some of my favorite services to offer are developmental music classes for babies and their caregivers. I just love the developmental stage when babies are reaching milestones in different areas. (My little one is 5 1/2 months so we are knee deep in this stage!) Wholesome Harmonies provides developmental music classes for babies at the Brockway Memorial Library and at [...]

Enliven Your Instrument Activities With This Technique

2017-04-05T18:04:00+00:00April 5th, 2017|

I've been working at Children's Resources Educational Center since August of last year and am loving my time there. I have the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of students. One of my favorite classes at Children's Resources is for children with severe/profound intellectual disability and physical disabilities. Many of the students in the class [...]

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