Music Therapy in ACTION!

2023-09-12T15:15:18+00:00September 12th, 2023|

I don't know about you, but when I'm learning new music therapy techniques, I love to see them IN ACTION. It's one thing to read about techniques in a book or hear about them in class, and it's another to see them being implemented in an actual session with clients. That's why I created a [...]

The One Question I Ask Myself Every Time I Session Plan for Kids

2018-08-21T18:55:12+00:00August 21st, 2018|

It's Back to School Time! Hooray? Some say yes, some say no. However you feel about this season, it's here, there is no question about it. I'm feeling it because my daughter started PreK 4 today (!!) AND I'm gearing up to start sessions again at the school where I work with children with special [...]

Movin’ and Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 4

2015-07-10T23:25:48+00:00September 3rd, 2014|

Today is the final installation of my Movin' and Groovin' summer blog series! Before you read any further, make sure you catch up the previous posts: Watch video of how I combine movement with learning shapes Watch video of how I incorporate movement into an activity to teach -AT words Learn some of my original [...]

Movin’ and Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 3

2015-07-10T23:34:56+00:00August 13th, 2014|

I've really been enjoying being able to share my ideas for how to incorporate more movement into our music therapy sessions with kids! Sometimes I think I'll never need a gym membership because of all the stomping, spinning, hopping, jumping, and dancing I do in my sessions! If you're not caught up already, watch this video [...]

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 2

2015-07-10T23:36:09+00:00July 30th, 2014|

Did you catch Part 1 of my summer blog series on Music & Movement? Or as I like to say, Movin' and Groovin' in Music Therapy! Check out that video here - we're working on identification of shapes. Today, I want to share a video that incorporates movement into an individual session where we're working [...]

Movin’ & Groovin’ in Music Therapy ~ Part 1

2015-07-10T23:36:48+00:00July 16th, 2014|

Today's post is Part 1 of my summer blog series on movin' and groovin' during your music therapy sessions with kids! Movement is so important when children are learning - it wakes up the body and the brain and actively engages children in the learning process. In the video below, I am working on shape identification [...]

Move & Groove in Your Summer Sessions

2015-07-10T23:37:41+00:00July 9th, 2014|

One of my favorite things to do here on the blog is to create a series around a topic relevant to my music therapy sessions with children. Last summer, I created a summer blog series on how to incorporate Sensational (or sensory-based) Activities into your music therapy sessions with children with autism. The series was [...]

Sing Your Heart Out: I Am An Elephant

2012-05-01T16:13:45+00:00May 1st, 2012|

This song is a crowd favorite for the children I work with! They love, love, love pretending to be animals. So, I wrote this song to allow them to be a quite large one - the elephant. Each verse of the song has them move a certain way like an elephant does. Have a listen...   [...]

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